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Patents Granted

  1. US 9,494,865 B2 Microscopically structured polymer monoliths and fabrication methods, Hinestroza, J., Zhu Huaning (Issued Nov 15, 2016)

  2. CN 103338858 B  Metal organic framework modified materials, methods of making and methods of using same, Da Silva Pinto, M., Sierra, C., Hinestroza, J. (Issued Feb 10, 2016

  3. US 9,186,651 B2  Metal organic framework modified materials, methods of making and methods of using same, Da Silva Pinto, M., Sierra, C., Hinestroza, J. (Issued Nov 17, 2015)

  4. US 8,491,668 B2 Conformal Particle Coatings on Fibrous Materials, Hinestroza, J., Dong, H. (Issued: March 25, 2014

  5. US 8,679,197 B2 - Conformal Particle Coatings on Fibrous Materials, Hinestroza, J., Dong, H. (Issued: July 23, 2013)

  Patent Applications

  1. US 2016/0304630 A1  Porous cyclodextrin polymeric materials and methods of making and using the same,   Dichtel; William R; Alsbaiee;  Alaaeddin; Smith; Brian J.; Hinestroza; Juan; Alzate-Sanchez; Diego; Xiao; Leilei; Ling; Yuhan; Helbling; Damian (Filed Apr 20, 2016

  2. US 2016/0216248 A1  Nanowire Functionalized Fibers and Fabrics, Hinestroza, Juan; Kuno, Masaru; Zhukovskyo, Maksym (Filed Jan 27, 2016

  3. US 2012/0058697 A1 Conformal particle coatings on fiber materials for use in spectroscopic methods for detecting targets of interest and methods based thereon,  Strickland, A., Hinestroza, Juan; Batt, Carl. (Filed March 8, 2012)

Refereed Journal Publications 

  1. Alzate-Sanchez, D.M., Smith, Brian J., Alsbaiee, A., Hinestroza, JP., Dichtel, W., Cotton Fabric Functionalized with a β-Cyclodextrin Polymer Captures Organic Pollutants from Contaminated Air and Water, Chemistry of Materials (2016) 28 (22), 8340-8346

  2. Otal, E., Kim, ML., Calvo, ME., Karvonen,L., Fabregas, IO., Sierra, CA., Hinestroza, JP., A panchromatic modification of Metal-Organic Frameworks’ light absorption spectra. Chemical Communications (2016) 52 (40), 6665-6668

  3. Ospina-Orejarena, A., Vera-Graziano, R., Castillo-Ortega, M, Hinestroza,JP.,  Rodriguez-Gonzalez, M., Palomares-Aguilera,L.,  Morales-Motezuma, M.,  Maciel-Cerda, A., Grafting Collagen on Poly (Lactic Acid) by a Simple Route to Produce Electrospun Scaffolds, and Their Cell Adhesion Evaluation  Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, (2016) 13 (4), 375-387

  4. Morales-Luckie, R., Lopezfuentes-Ruiz, AA., Olea-Mejía, O., Argueta-Figueroa,  L., Sanchez-Mendieta, V., Brostow, W., Hinestroza, JP. Synthesis of silver nanoparticles using aqueous extracts of Heterotheca inuloides as reducing agent and natural fibers as templates: Agave lechuguilla and silk, Materials Science and Engineering: C (2016), 60, 429-436

  5. Yetisen, A., Qu, H., Manbachi, A., Butt, H., Dokmeci, M., Hinestroza, JP., Skorobogatiy, M., Khademhosseini, A., Yun, SH, ACS Nano (2016), 10,3, 3042-3068

  6. Agudelo, N., Hinestroza, JP., Husserl, J., Removal of sodium and chloride ions from aqueous solutions using fique fibers (Furcraea spp.), Water Science & Technology (2016), 73,5,1197-11201

  7. Casanas Pimentel, RG., Robles Botero, V., San Martin Martinez, E., Gomez Garcia, C., Hinestroza, JP., Soybean agglutinin-conjugated silver nanoparticles nanocarriers for the treatment of breast cancer cells Journal of Biomaterials Science Polymer Edition (2016), 27,3, 218-234

  8. Kimura, M., Shinohara, Y., Takizawa, J., Ren, S., Sagisaka, K., Lin, Y., Hattori, Y., Hinestroza, JP., Versatile Molding Process for Tough Cellulose Hydrogel Materials, Scientific Reports (2015), 5, 16266 1-8

  9. Kong, XM, Reza, M., Ma, Y., Hinestroza, JP, Ahvenniemi, E., Vuorinen, T., Assembly of metal nanoparticles on regenerated fibers from wood sawdust and de-inked pulp: flexible substrates for surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) applications., Cellulose (2015) , 22(6) 3645-3655

  10. Ovalle-Serrano, S., Carrillo, V., Blanco-Tirado, C., Hinestroza, JP., Combariza, M.Y., Controlled synthesis of ZnO particles on the surface of natural cellulosic fibers: effect of concentration, heating and sonication., Cellulose (2015), 19(6) 1933-1943

  11. Ozer, R., Hinestroza, JP., One-step growth of isoreticular luminescent metal-organic frameworks on cotton fibers,  RSC Advances (2015), 5 ,20, 15198-15204.

  12. Rodriguez, H., Hinestroza, JP., Ochoa-Puentes, C., Sierra, C. Soto, C. Antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli of Cu‐BTC (MOF‐199) metal‐organic framework immobilized onto cellulosic fibers Journal of Applied Polymer Science (2014), 131,19, 40815-40820

  13. Zhukovskyi, M., Sanchez-Botero,LM,  McDonald, MP,  Hinestroza, JP.,  Kuno, M. Nanowire-functionalized cotton textiles, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces (2014), 6, 4, 2262-2269

  14. Lange,L., Ochanda, F., Obendorf, SK, Hinestroza, JP., CuBTC Metal-organic Frameworks Enmeshed in Polyacrylonitrile Fibrous Membrane Remove Methyl Parathion from Solutions Fibers and Polymers (2014), 15,2, 200-207

  15. Luz, Priscilla, Silva, M., Hinestroza, JP., Curcumin-Loaded Biodegradable Electrospun Fibers: Preparation, Characterization and Differences on the Fibers Morphology, International Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization (2013), 18-7, 534-544

  16. Chacon-Patino, M., Blanco-Tirado, C., Hinestroza, JP., Combariza, MY., Biocomposite of  nanostructured MnO2 and Fique fibers for efficient dye degradation Green Chemistry (2013), 15, 2920-2928.

  17. Alzate-Sanchez, D., Hinestroza, JP., Rodríguez, R., Sierra-Avila, C., Synthesis of the novel (E,E)-2,5-dimethoxy-1,4-bis[2-(4-ethylcarboxilatestyril)] benzene by the Heck reaction, Synthetic Communications (2013), 43,17,2280-2285

  18. Song, J., Wang, C., Hinestroza,JP.,  Electrostatic assembly of core-corona silica nanoparticles onto cotton fibers, Cellulose (2013), 20,4, 1727-1736

  19. Nolasco-Arizmendi, V., Morales-Luckie,R., Sánchez-Mendieta, V., Hinestroza, JP., Castro-Longoria, E., Vilchis-Nestor, AR, Formation of silk-gold nanocomposite fabric using grapefruit aqueous extract,  Textile Research Journal (2013), 83, 12, 1229-1235.

  20. Xiang, C., Taylor, A., Hinestroza, JP, Frey MW., Controlled release of nonionic compounds from poly(lactic acid)/cellulose nanocrystal  nanocomposite fibers, Journal of Applied Polymer Science (2013), 127,1, 79-86

  21. Jiri, C. , Hinestroza JP., Lukas, D., Production of Poly(vinylalcohol) Nanoyarns Using a Special Saw-like Collector, Fibers & Textiles of Eastern Europe (2013), 2,98,28-31

  22. Bonilla, R., Montenegro,C.,  Ávila, A., Hinestroza,JP., Direct observation of spatial distribution of charge of an electret polypropylene fiber using Electrostatic Force Microscopy, Journal of Microscopy (2012), 248, 3, 266-270

  23. Mendoza-Bello, S., Morales-Luckie, RA., Flores-Santos, L., Hinestroza, JP., Sanchez-Mendieta, V., Size-controlled synthesis of Fe2O3 and Fe3O4 nanoparticles onto zeolite by means of a modified activated-coprecipitation method: effect of theHCl concentration during the activation, Journal of Nanoparticle Research (2012),14,11, 1242-1251

  24. Park, G., Jung, YL, Lee, GW, Hinestroza, JP., Jeong, Y., Carbon Nanotube/Poly(vinyl alcohol) Fibers with a Sheath-core Structure Prepared by Wet Spinning, Fibers and Polymers (2012), 13,7,874-879

  25. Castellanos, L., Blanco-Tirado C., Hinestroza, JP., Combariza, M.Y., In-situ synthesis of gold nanoparticles using Fique natural fibers as template, Cellulose (2012), 19,6,1933-1943

  26. Becerril-Juárez, I., Morales-Luckie, R., Ureña-Nuñez, F., Arenas-Alatorre, J., Hinestroza, JP., Sánchez-Mendieta, V., Silver micro-, submicro- and nano-crystals using bovine bone as template. Formation of a silver/bovine bone composite (2012), Materials Letters, 85, 157-160

  27. Silva da Pinto, M., Sierra-Avila, C., Hinestroza, JP., In situ synthesis of a Cu-BTC metal–organic framework (MOF 199) onto cellulosic fibrous substrates: cotton, (2012), Cellulose, 19,5, 1771-1779

  28. Gangadharan, S., Kuznetsov, A., Zhu, H., Hinestroza, JP., Jasper, W.,  Modeling of Cross-Flow Across an Electrostatically Charged Monolith Filter, Particulate Science and Technology, (2012), 30, 5, 461-473

  29. Barrera C, Herrera AP, Bezares N, Fachini E, Olayo-Valles R, Hinestroza JP, Rinaldi C., Effect of poly(ethylene oxide)-silane graft molecular weight on the colloidal properties of iron oxide nanoparticles for biomedical applications, J Colloid Interface Science (2012), 377, 40-50

  30. Dabirian, F.,  Hosseini, S.A., Hinestroza, JP,  Abuzade, RA.,  Conformal coating of yarns and wires with electrospun Nanofibers, Polymer Engineering and Science (2012), 52,8, 1724-1732

  31. Y. Li, Rojas, OJ, Hinestroza, JP., Boundary Lubrication of PEO-PPO-PEO Triblock Copolymer Physisorbed on Polypropylene, Polyethylene, and Cellulose Surfaces, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., (2012), 51 ,7, 2931–2940

  32. Song, J., Birbach, N., Hinestroza, JP., Deposition of silver nanoparticles on cellulosic fibers via stabilization of carboxymethyl groups, Cellulose, (2012), 19, 2, 411-424

  33. Yu J-Y, Zheng N, Mane G, Min KA, Hinestroza JP, Zhu, H., Stringer, K., Rosania, G.,  A Cell-based Computational Modeling Approach for Developing Site-Directed Molecular Probes. PLoS Comput Biol (2012), 8,2: e1002378.

  34. Mattana, G., Cosseddu, P., Fraboni, B., Malliaras, G., Hinestroza, JP., Bonfiglio, A. Organic Electronics on natural cotton fibers, Organic Electronics, (2011) 12, 2033-2029

  35. Li, Y, Liu, H., Song, J., Rojas, OJ., Hinestroza, JP, Adsorption and Association of a Symmetric PEO-PPO-PEO Triblock Copolymer on Polypropylene, Polyethylene, and Cellulose Surfaces, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, (2011),3,7, 2349-2357

  36. Dabirian, F., Hosseini Ravandi, S.A., Hashemi Sanatgar, R.,  Hinestroza, JP., Manufacturing of twisted continuous PAN nanofiber yarn by electrospinning process,  Fibers and Polymers (2011) 12,5, 610-615

  37. Kim, J., Hinestroza, J., Jasper, W., Barber, R., Application of electrostatic force microscopy on characterizing an electret fiber: Effect of tip to specimen distance on phase shift , Fibers and Polymers (2011), 12,1,89-94

  38. Flor, C, Hinestroza, J., Surface modification of polyester fabrics using low pressure air radio frequency plasma, Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education (2010), 1, 1-9

  39. Gomez, A., Avila,A.,  Hinestroza, J.,  Surface charge estimation on hemispherical dielectric samples from EFM force gradient measurements, Journal of Electrostatics (2010), 68,1, 79-84

  40. Talwar, S., Arjun, K., Hinestroza, J., Khan., S., Pourdeyihimi, B., Electrospun Nanofibers with Associative Polymer-Surfactant Systems, Macromolecules(2010), 43,18,7650-7656

  41. Zhang, X., Zheng N., Zou, P., Zhu, H., Hinestroza, J., Rosania, G., Cells on Pores: A Simulation-Driven Analysis of Transcellular Small Molecule Transport, Molecular Pharmaceutics (2010), 7,2,456-467

  42. Kim, J., Jasper, W., Barker, R., Hinestroza, J., Application of Electrostatic Force Microscopy on Characterizing an Electrically Charged Fiber, Fibers and Polymers (2010), 5,775-781

  43. Kim, J., Montero, G., Habibi, Y., Hinestroza, J., Genzer, J.,  Argyropoulos, D.,Rojas, O.,  Dispersion of cellulose crystallites by nonionic surfactants in a hydrophobic polymer matrix. Polymer Engineering & Science (2009), 49(10), 2054-2061.

  44. Dong, H., Hinestroza, J., Metal Nanoparticles on Natural Cellulose Fibers: Electrostatic Assembly and In Situ Synthesis, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, (2009), 1 (4), pp 797-803

  45. Song, J., Liang, J., Liu, X., Krause, W., Hinestroza, J., Rojas, O., Development and Characterization of Thin Polymer Films Relevant to Fiber Processing, Thin Solid Films (2009) , 517, 4348-4354

  46. Zhu, H., Hinestroza, J., Collection Efficiency for Filters with Staggered Parallel Y and Triple Y Fibers: A Numerical Study (2009), Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics, 4,1,16-25

  47. Kim, J., Hinestroza, J., Jasper, W., Barker, R., Effect of Solvent Exposure on the Filtration Performance of Electrostatically Charged Polypropylene Filter Media (2009), Textile Research Journal, 79, 4, 343-350

  48. Dong, H., Wang, D., Sun, G., Hinestroza, J., Assembly of Metal Nanoparticles on Electrospun Nylon 6 Nanofibers by Control of Interfacial Hydrogen Bonding Interactions, Chemistry of Materials, (2008), 20, 21, 6627-6632

  49. Wu, H.,  Fan, J., Qin, X., Mo, S., Hinestroza, J., Fabrication and characterization of a novel PP/PVA/Al hybrid layered assembly for high performance fibrous insulations, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, (2008) 110,4,2525-2530

  50. Avila, A.G., Hinestroza, J. Tough Cotton , Nature Nanotechnology, (2008), 3,458-459

  51. Talwar, S., Hinestroza, J. Pourdeyhimi, B., Khan, S., Associative Polymer Facilitated Electrospinning of Nanofibers, Macromolecules, (2008) 41,12,4275-4283

  52. Wang, D., Sun, G., Chiou, B-S, Hinestroza, J., Controllable Fabrication and Properties of Polypropylene Nanofibers, Polymer Engineering & Science (2007) 47,11, 1865-1872

  53. Bellan, L., Craighead, H., Hinestroza, J., Direct measurement of fluid velocity in an electrospinning jet using particle image velocimetry, Journal of Applied Physics, (2007)102, 10, 1-6

  54. Hyde, G. K., Park, K. J., Stewart, S. M., Hinestroza, J.. Parsons, G. N., Atomic Layer Deposition of Conformal Inorganic Nanoscale Coatings on Three-Dimensional Natural Fiber Systems: Effect of Surface Topology on Film Growth Characteristics Langmuir, (2007)  23, 9844 - 9849

  55. Jasper, W., Mohan, A., Hinestroza, J., Barker, R., Degradation Processes in Corona-Charged Electret Filter-Media with Exposure to Ethyl Benzene  Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics, (2007) 2,4, 19-24

  56. Hyde, K. Dong, H., Hinestroza, J. Effect of surface cationization on the conformal deposition of polyelectrolytes over cotton fibers, , Cellulose, (2007)14, 6, 615-623

  57. Kim, J., Jasper, W., Hinestroza, J. Probing Solvent-Induced Charge Degradation in Electret Fibers via Electrostatic Force Microscopy, Journal of Microscopy, (2007) , 20,1-8

  58. Kim, J., Jasper, W. Hinestroza, J. Charge Characterization of an Electrically Charged Fiber Via Electrostatic Force Microscopy. Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics, (2006) 1,2, 30-46

  59. Jasper, W., Hinestroza, J., Mohan, A., Kim, J., Shiels, B., Gunay, M., Thompson, D., & Barker, R. (2006). Effect of xylene exposure on the performance of electret filter media. Journal of aerosol science, 37(7), 903-911.

  60. De Kee, D., Liu, Q., Hinestroza, J., Viscoelastic Non-Fickean Diffusion, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering (2005), 83, 913-929

  61. Jasper, W., Hinestroza, J., Mohan, A., Thompson, D., Barker,R. (2005). Effect of phase of toluene on filtration performance of electret filter media against di-octyl-phthalate aerosols. Journal of the International Society for Respiratory Protection ,22, 97-105

  62. Hyde, K., Rusa, M., Hinestroza, J. Electrostatic Self-assembly of polyelectrolytes on natural fibers: Cotton. Nanotechnology, 16 S422-S428 (2005)

  63. Puri, P. Hinestroza, J. De Kee, D.  Transport of small molecules through mechanically elongated polymeric membranes. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 96 ,1200-1203 (2005).

  64. Hinestroza, J., De Kee, D. "Barrier properties of LLDPE geomembranes under mechanical deformation", Journal of Environmental Engineering , 12, 1468-1474(2004)

  65. Qian, L., Hinestroza, J. Application of nanotechnology for high performance textiles. Journal of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management , 4 (4), (2004)

  66. Hinestroza, J., Papadopoulos, K.D. "Using Spreadsheets and Visual Basic Applications as Teaching Aids for a Unit Operations Course", Chemical Engineering Education,37,316-320 (2003) 

  67. Hinestroza, J., De Kee, Daniel; Pintauro, Peter N.  Apparatus for Studying the Effect of Mechanical Deformation on the Permeation of Organics through Polymeric Films.    Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (2001), 40(9),  2183-2187. 

  68. De Kee, D., Fong, C. F. Chan Man, Pintauro, P., Hinestroza, J.,  Yuan, G. Burczyk, A.,  Effect of temperature and elongation on the liquid diffusion and permeation characteristics of natural rubber, nitrile rubber, and bromobutyl rubber.    Journal of Applied Polymer Science  (2000),  78(6),  1250-1255.

  69. Lambert, C., Vincent, M., Hinestroza, J., Sun, N., Gonzalez, R.  Activity and selectivity of a Pd/g-Al2O3 catalytic membrane in the partial hydrogenation of acetylene.    Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis (2000), 130C, 2687-2692.