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Jose L. Mendoza-Cortes

2014/10/17/: Invited talk to CIIDIR-Oaxaca (part of the IPN)
I gave a online talk to students at CIIDIR Oaxaca about "Quantum Mechanical Simulations and Their Applications to Clean Energy". It was nice to see a research institute in Oaxaca. ... [More]

Jose L. Mendoza-Cortes

2014/08/10/: 5 talks given at the ACS San Francisco
I gave 5 talks at the ACS San Francisco. One of the ones I liked the most was on "Electronic Structure Contributions To Physical Properties and Reactivity in Transition Metal Chemistry". ... [More]

2014/01/13: Invited talk at UCLA (Chemistry department)
Invited talk to UCLA department of Chemistry, the Theory & Computation Colloquium speaker. It was great to discuss some Science with my former professors. With this, we contine the tradition in speaking with audiences from Chemistry, MatSci, MechE, ComptSci, and Physics. ... [More]

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2013/11/09: Speaker at the "Adelante" Latino Conference
I spoke about a career in science and engineering to members of Latino K-12 students in SoCal, thousands of young students attended. In the language of the organization "Latino professionals from diverse industries have stepped up to provide innovative, creative and informative workshops." ... [Photos] [Video] [Speakers] [More]

Jose L. Mendoza-Cortes

2013/09/01: Publications reaches 1641 citations!
The work cited is about material and molecular design, alkyne metathesis, Covalent Organic Frameworks, Metal-Organic Frameworks, materiainformatics, cheminformatics, statistical mechanics, electronic Structure, Molecular Dynamics, Force Field Development, and catalysis ... [More]

2013/07/01: Our paper selected for Models of Metalloenzymes Virtual Issue
Our paper has been highlighted in the virtual issue “Models of Metalloenzymes” by academic journals Inorganic Chemistry and Journal of the American Chemical Society , in words of its editor William B. Tolman, “because of its high scientific quality and broad appeal”. There is even a podcast!. ... [More]

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2013/06/05: Co-Mentor 4 student Summer Undergraduate Research (SURF)
Caltech's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships program introduces students to research under the guidance of seasoned research mentors at Caltech and JPL. Students experience the process of research as a creative intellectual activity. I have co-mentored 6 undergraduate students in total (and 4 graduate students). ... [More]

2013/03/25: Invited talk at University of Maryland (MSE and MechE departments)
Invited talk at the Material Science Engineering and the Mechanical Engineering departments at the University of Maryland. Seminar on Computational Materials Sci and Materials Modeling, title "Production and Storage of Renewable Clean Energy from First Principles". ... [Abstract] [Full List]

2012/10/31: Invited talk - Tenaris University
Fellows Conference Series: Jose Luis Mendoza Cortes - "Trapping and storing gases in nanoporous organic and metal-organic materials". This talk covers the fundamentals of bulk porous materials that are constructed from metal-oxides and organic molecules as well as from pure organic molecules. ... [More]

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2012/06/15: Jose is a PhD
I am Dr. Jose at 26 years old! Viva!. Thesis: "Design of Molecules and Materials for Applications in Clean Energy, Catalysis and Molecular Machines Through Quantum Mechanics, Molecular Dynamics and Monte Carlo Simulations". B.S. Tec de Monterey (ITESM) 2008; M.S. Caltech 2010 ... [More]

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2012/05/17: Event/Directions
Thesis defense at Beckman Institute Auditorium. Thanks to my friends for coming!.

Jose L. Mendoza-Cortes

2012/05/11: Event
Thesis defense coming up. May 17th, 10 am at Beckman Institute Auditorium.
Ernie's food will be served.

Jose L. Mendoza-Cortes

2012/05/10: Publications reaches 917 citations!
This is not bad for a grad student. The work cited is about alkyne metathesis, Covalent Organic Frameworks, Metal-Organic Frameworks, materiainformatics, cheminformatics, statistical mechanics, Electronic Structure, Molecular Dynamics and Force Field Development ... [More]

Jose L. Mendoza-Cortes

2011/12/27: Link
9th publication accepted: "H2 in alkaline metalated MOFs and COFs at 298 K". 11 compounds reach the DOE 2010 gravimetric target and 2 overcome the DOE 2015 target.

Jose L. Mendoza-Cortes

2011/12/20: Link
8th publication accepted: "Design of Covalent Organic Frameworks for Methane Storage". 2 COFs are found to exceed the DOE target of usable 180 v(STP)/v at 35 bar.

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2011/02/01: Advisers are named among the world's top three chemists, 2000-2010
Congratulations to Prof. Mike O’Keeffe and Prof. Omar Yaghi. Thomson Reuters released data identifying the world’s top 100 chemists over the past 11 years as ranked by the impact of their published research. You can check the full list and the article in Science Watch ... [More]

Jose L. Mendoza-Cortes

2010/12/05: Link
7th publication accepted: "Adsorption Mechanism and Uptake of Methane in Covalent Organic Frameworks: Theory and Experiment".

Jose L. Mendoza-Cortes

2010/10/05: Co-Mentor 2 student Summer Undergraduate Research (SURF)
Caltech's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships program introduces students to research under the guidance of seasoned research mentors at Caltech and JPL. Students experience the process of research as a creative intellectual activity. SURF is modeled on the grant-seeking process ... [More]

Jose L. Mendoza-Cortes

2010/07/15: Best Poster in the UCSB-ICMR workshop
Best Poster in the International Center for Materials Research workshop: "Periodic Structures and Crystal Chemistry". The prize includes International Research Fellowships for 1 - 3 months intership in a lab outside USA, with award amounts for travel and expenses of up to $5000. Only 12-13 fellows a year ... [More]

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2010/01/10: Our paper on SBUs for MOFs in top 10 most accessed of 2009
[Abstract] This critical review presents a comprehensive study of transition-metal carboxylate clusters which may serve as secondary building units (SBUs) towards construction and synthesis of metal–organic frameworks (MOFs). We describe the geometries of 131 SBUs, their connectivity and composition ... [More]

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2009/05/01: Roberto Rocca Fellowship, 2009
Each year the Program awards around 12 to 15 new Fellowships. "For exceptional university graduates from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico, Romania and Venezuela, the Roberto Rocca Education Program offers fellowships to help fund studies towards the Ph.D. degree" ... [More]

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2008/03/05: AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize "Best paper in Science magazine"
"The Association's oldest award, the AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize was established in 1923. The Prize acknowledges an outstanding paper published in the Articles, Research Articles, or Reports sections of Science. Each recipient receives a bronze medal and a share of the $25,000 prize. ... [More]

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2007/12/30: My compound COF-105 in the cover of C&EN magazine December
2007 Chemistry Highlights: "3-D covalent organic frameworks (COFs) with remarkable properties were designed and synthesized for the first time by Omar M. Yaghi of UCLA and coworkers (Science 2007, 316, 268). The materials are constructed of light elements such as carbon, boron, and oxygen ... [More]

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2007/03/28: Our recent is featured in C&EN magazine
The new materials are COFs —that is, porous networks constructed entirely of strong covalent bonds. Their surface areas are among the highest known for any materials. Most strikingly, these materials have extremely low densities. In fact, one member of this family has the lowest-density crystal known ... [More]

Jose L. Mendoza-Cortes

2007/03/28: Our work on 3D-COFs has been published in Science magazine
[ABSTRACT] Three-dimensional covalent organic frameworks (3D COFs) were synthesized by targeting two nets based on triangular and tetrahedral nodes: ctn and bor. Because these materials are entirely constructed from strong covalent bonds (C-C, C-O, C-B, and B-O), they have high thermal stabilities ... [More]

Jose L. Mendoza-Cortes

2007/03/25: Two presentation at the ACS 233rd National Meeting
1- "Covalent organic frameworks" Mendoza JL; El-Kaderi HM; Hunt JR; Cote AP; Yaghi OM 2- "Metal-organic and covalent organic frameworks (MOFs and COFs) as adsorbents for environmentally significant gases (H2, CO2, and CH4)" Furukawa H; El-Kaderi HM.; Park KS; Hunt JR; Mendoza-Cortes JL; Cote AP; Yaghi OM ... [More]

Jose L. Mendoza-Cortes

2005/10/19: First research paper, in Alkyne Metathesis
"A shape-persistent, conjugated o-phenylene ethynylene cyclic trimer was prepared in one step from tetrasubstituted benzene monomer 4 in 86% isolated yield through precipitation-driven alkyne metathesis. The template-free, selective generation of the molecular triangle ... [More]