Dorina   M.  Chipara

Associate Professor  

Office: ESCNE 1.156
Phone: (956) 665-3532
Email: dorina.chipara@utrgv.edu

Dr. Dorina M. Chipara





Selected Publications


  • Dorina Chipara, Susana Campos, Karen Lozano, Andres Marroquin, and Mircea Chipara. "Force Spinning of PEO-Based Nanofibers," Bulletin of the American Physical Society (2018).

  • Dorina Chipara, Chamath Dannagoda, Santos Garcia, Karen Lozano, Maxim Sumets, Ion Morjan, Karen Martirosyan, and Mircea Chipara. On the Synthesis and Physical Properties of PVDF Nanofibers Loaded with Maghemite. Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 2018.

  • Mircea Chipara, Dorina Chipara, and Elamin Ibrahim. "Raman Investigations on PS-PERB-PS--Graphene Nanocomposites," Bulletin of the American Physical Society (2018).

  • Elamin Ibrahim, Maximiliano Villarreal, Marlon Monayao, Brianna Adriana, Dorina Chipara, Karen Lozano, Mataz Alcoutlabi, James Hinthorne, and Mircea Chipara. "Spectroscopic investigations of PS-PVDF blends," ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 255, 2018.

  • Maximiliano Villarreal, Karen Lozano, Dorina Chipara, James Hinthorne, Mircea Chipara, "Spectroscopic Investigations on Polystyrene-Polyvinylidene Fluoride Nanofibers," Bulletin of the American Physical Society (2018).

  • Mircea Chipara, R Artiaga, KT Lau, Dorina Chipara, and D Hui. "Dynamical mechanical analysis of multiwall carbon nanotubes-styrene-isoprene-styrene block copolymer nanocomposite," Composites Communications 3, (2017): 23–27.

  • Oscar Guerrero, Javier Macossay Torres, Servando Garza, Dorina Chipara, and Mircea Chipara. "Electrospinning of Polymer Blend and Core Shell Polymeric Structures," Bulletin of the American Physical Society 62, (2017).

  • Elamin Ibrahim, Sarahi Casas, Dorina Chipara, James Hinthorne, and Mircea Chipara. "Investigations on polystyrene-C60 nanocomposites," ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 253, 2017.

  • Gheorghe Aldica, Magdalena Ciurea, Dorina Chipara, Ana Lepadatu, Karen Lozano, Ionel Stavarache, Stelian Popa, and Mircea Chipara. "Isotactic polypropylene–vapor grown carbon nanofibers composites: Electrical properties," Journal of Applied Polymer Science 134, no. 38 (2017).

  • Mircea Chipara, Brian Jones, Dorina Chipara, Jianhua Li, Karen Lozano, Shah Valloppilly, and David Sellmyer. "On orientation memory in high density polyethylene–carbon nanofibers composites," e-Polymers 17, no. 4 (2017): 303–310.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Karen Lozano. UTRGV-UMN Partnership for Fostering Innovation by Bridging Excellence in Research and Student Success, National Science Foundation, $3,000,000.00 (September 2015 - August 2020)

  • Mircea Chipara. Competing Phase Transitions in Polymer Based Nanocomposites, UTRGV-COS Seed Grant, $23,435.00 (2016 - 2017)

  • Dorina Chipara. Raman Spectrometer for the Characterization and Advanced Materials and Nanomaterials, Department of Defense, $328,777.00 (2014 - 2016)

  • Karen Lozano. PREM-The University of Texas Pan American, National Science Foundation, $2,700,000.00 (September 2009 - August 2016)

  • Mircea Chipara. Grant URI, UTRGV, $1,998.80 (2015 - 2015)

  • Jose Gutierrez. NSF Partnership for Research and Education in Materials; UTPA/ University of Minnesota: Science and Engineering of Polymeric and Nanoparticle-Based Materials for Electronic and Structural Applications, NSF, $2,486,418.00 (September 1, 2009 - August 31, 2014)

  • Dorina Chipara. Science and Engineering of Polymeric and Nanoparticle-based Materials for Electronic and Structural Applications, The University of Texas Pan American/University of Minnesota , $2,700,288.00 (September 1, 2009 - August 31, 2014)

  • Dumitru Caruntu. Theoretical and Applied Nanometer Scale Research Substantiated by the Availability of AFM Capabilities, AFRL, $80,400.00 (October 2009 - September 2011)

  • Dorina Chipara. Microwave Healing of Conducting Nanocomposites: I. Polypropylene - Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes , UTPA, $4,896.50 (December 1, 2010 - August 31, 2011)

  • Dorina Chipara. Microwave Healing of Conducting Nanocomposites: I. Polypropylene - Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes , UTPA, $4,896.50 (December 1, 2010 - August 31, 2011)



Selected Presentations


  • Mircea Chipara. "Structural Features in Complex One-Dimensional Polymer Based Materials," 2018 COS Annual Research Conference, UTRGV, Edinburg, TX (April 2018)

  • Mircea Chipara, Dorina Chipara, and Elami Ibrahim. "Raman Investigations on PS-PERB-PS–Graphene Nanocomposites," APS March Meeting, Los Angeles March 5-9, 2018 , APS, Los Angeles (March 2018)

  • Dorina Chipara, Mircea Chipara, Susana Campos, and Andres Maroquin. " Force Spinning of PEO-Based Nanofibers," APS Meeting, APS, Los Angeles (March 2018)

  • Elamin Ibrahim, Maximiliano Villarrea, Mircea Chipara, Dorina Chipara, Brianna Arriana, Marlon Monayao, Karen Lozano, Mataz Alcoutlabi, James Hinthorne, "SPECTROSCOPIC INVESTIGATIONS OF PVDF-PS BLENDS," 255th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 18-22, 2018., American Chemical Society, New Orleans (March 2018)

  • Elamin Ibrahim, Mircea Chipara, Dorina Chipara, "Raman Investigations on PVC-Functionalized Single Wall Carbon Nanotube Composites.," APS March Meeting Abstracts 2017, Applied Physics Society, Los Angeles, CA (March 2018)

  • Dorina Chipara, Andres Maroquin, Susana Campos, and Mircea Chipara. " Microscopy Study of Polyethylene Oxide," PREM , NSF_UTRGV, Edinburg (April 2017)

  • Susana Campos, Andres Maroquin, Dorina Chipara, and Mircea Chipara. "Raman Investigation on Polyethylene Oxide," PREM , NSF_UTRGV, Edinburg (April 2017)

  • Oscar Guerrero, Javier Macossay-Torres, Servando Garza, Dorina Chipara, and Mircea Chipara. "Electrospinning of Polymer Blend and Core Shell Polymeric Structures," March American Physical Society Meeting, American Physical Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (March 2017)

  • Alan Perez, Alin Chipara, Pullickel Ajayan, Dorina Chipara, Chandra Sekhar Tiwari, Robert Vajtai, and Mircea Chipara. "On Polydimethylsiloxane-Polyethylene Oxide Blends ," March American Physical Society Meeting, American Physical Society, New Orleans, Louisiana. (March 2017)

  • Danielle Valdez, Dorina Chipara, James Hinthorne, and Mircea Chipara. "On the Isothermal Crystallization of PVDF-BaTiO3," March American Physical Society Meeting, American Physical Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (March 2017)

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PHYS 1401 01 - General Physics I:
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PHYS 2425 02H - Phys Sci & Engineers I:
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PHYS 2425 02 - Phys Sci & Engineers I:
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PHYS 1401 02 - General Physics I:
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