Jesús M. Velázquez, PhD

Keynote speaker- 22nd of May, 2024

Dr. Jesús M. Velázquez is an associate professor at University of California, Davis. He obtained his bachelor's degree from University of Puerto Rico-Cayey and his PhD from State University of New York at Buffalo. Then he completed his postdoctoral training at California Institute of Technology 

Research in the Velázquez group is centered on the 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, photo electrochemistry and synchrotron-based methods and will facilitate the development of structure-function correlations that will iteratively inform materials design. Dr. Velázquez also actively involves in may outreach programs including REU Chem Energy, UC Davis COSMOS Pre-College Program and UC Davis young scholars program.  For more detailed information you can visit his website here.