Jesús Velázquez

Jesus Velazquez

Position Title
Assistant Professor

5471 Chemistry Annex

Research in the Velázquez group is centered on the rational design of well-defined dimensionally reduced materials, ranging from monolayers, bilayers, nanocrystalline thin films, and free-standing mesoporous monoliths. The target materials have immediate applications in nanoelectronics, energy conversion devices and environmental remediation. Characterization of the physicochemical properties of these materials involves a combination of microscopy, spectroscopy, electrochemistry and synchrotron-based methods and will facilitate the development of structure-function correlations that will iteratively inform materials design.

Education, Awards and Professional Highlights

  • Cottrell Scholar Award, Research Corporation for Science Advancement (2020)
  • Scialog Fellow, Research Corporation for Science Advancement (2017)
  • CAMPOS Faculty Scholar, UC Davis (2016-2017)
  • Appointed to UC Davis faculty (2016)
  • NRC-Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, California Institute of Technology (2014)
  • NASA-Harriet G. Jenkins Fellowship, University at Buffalo-SUNY (2010)
  • NSF-Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship, University at Buffalo-SUNY (2007-2009)
  • Ph.D. University at Buffalo-SUNY (2012)
  • B.S. University of Puerto Rico-Cayey (2004)

Representative Publications

(*joint first authors)