Javier   Macossay-Torres

Professor  

Office: ESCNE 3352
Email: javier.macossaytorres@utrgv.edu

Dr. Javier Macossay-Torres

Dr. Macossay graduated from UANL with a BS in Chemistry in 1989. He obtained his MS in 1993 and PhD in 1995 from LSU in Chemistry. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Naval Research Laboratory, the Western Regional Research Center USDA, and Los Alamos National Laboratory.





Selected Publications


  • Nancy Obregon, Victor Agubra, Madhab Pokhrel, Howard Campos, David Flores, David De la Garza, Yuanbing Mao, Javier Macossay-Torres, and Mataz Alcoutlabi. "Effect of Polymer Concentration, Rotational Speed, and Solvent Mixture on Fiber Formation Using Forcespinning®," Fibers 4, no. 2 (2016): 20.

  • Faheem Sheikh, Javier Macossay-Torres, Travis Cantu, Xujun Zhang, M Hassan, M Salinas, Chakavak Farhangi, Hassan Ahmad, Hern Kim, and Gary Bowlin. "Imaging, spectroscopy, mechanical, alignment and biocompatibility studies of electrospun medical grade polyurethane (Carbothane™ 3575A) nanofibers and composite nanofibers containing multiwalled carbon nanotubes," Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials 41, (2015): 189–198.

  • Luis Diaz-Gomez, Carmen Alvarez-Lorenzo, Angel Concheiro, Maite Silva, Fernando Dominguez, Faheem Sheikh, Travis Cantu, Raj Desai, Vanessa Garcia, and Javier Macossay-Torres. "Biodegradable electrospun nanofibers coated with platelet-rich plasma for cell adhesion and proliferation," Materials Science and Engineering: C 40, (2014): 180–188.

  • César Leyva-Porras, C Ornelas-Gutierrez, M Miki-Yoshida, Yazmín Avila-Vega, Javier Macossay-Torres, and José Bonilla-Cruz. "EELS analysis of Nylon 6 nanofibers reinforced with nitroxide-functionalized graphene oxide," Carbon 70, (2014): 164–172.

  • Javier Macossay-Torres, Faheem Sheikh, Travis Cantu, Thomas Eubanks, M Salinas, Chakavak Farhangi, Hassan Ahmad, M Hassan, Myung-seob Khil, Shivani Maffi, "Imaging, spectroscopic, mechanical and biocompatibility studies of electrospun Tecoflex® EG 80A nanofibers and composites thereof containing multiwalled carbon nanotubes," Applied surface science 321, (2014): 205–213.

  • Claude St Thomas, Hortensia Maldonado-Textle, Judith Cabello-Romero, Javier Macossay-Torres, Xujun Zhang, Nuria Esturau-Escofet, and Ramiro Guerrero-Santos. "New dialkoxyamine-trithiocarbonate for the synthesis of multiblock copolymers through in tandem RAFT/NMP," Polymer Chemistry 5, no. 8 (2014): 3089–3097.

  • Yazmin Avila-Vega, Cesar Leyva-Porras, Marcela Mireles, Manuel Quevedo-López, Javier Macossay-Torres, and José Bonilla-Cruz. "Nitroxide-functionalized graphene oxide from graphite oxide," Carbon 63, (2013): 376–389.

  • EA Morales-Wiemer, Javier Macossay-Torres, and E Bucio. "Radiation grafting of N, N′-dimethylacrylamide and 2-hydroxyethylmethacrylate onto polypropylene films by one step method," Radiation Physics and Chemistry 84, (2013): 166–169.

  • Dorina Chipara, Javier Macossay-Torres, Ana Ybarra, AC Chipara, Thomas Eubanks, and Mircea Chipara. "Raman spectroscopy of polystyrene nanofibers—Multiwalled carbon nanotubes composites," Applied Surface Science 275, (2013): 23–27.

  • Dorina Chipara, Javier Macossay-Torres, Ana Ybarra, Alin Cristian Chipara, Thomas Eubanks, and Mircea Chipara. "Raman Spectroscopy of Polystyrene Nanofibers-Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes Composites," PO BOX 211, 1000 AE AMSTERDAM: APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE/ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV 276, (June 2013): 54-59.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Javier Macossay-Torres. Synthesis of Designed Polymers for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Scaffolds, College of Science and Mathematics, $24,988.40 (June 2016 - December 2017)

  • Javier Macossay-Torres. Electrospinning Nafion, DOE, (May 2017 - August 2017)

  • Javier Macossay-Torres. Incorporation of 3D Printing into the Classroom, New Matter Corporation, $2,000.00 (May 2016 - April 2017)

  • Javier Macossay-Torres. Electrospinning Artificial Ligaments and Tendons for Potential Prosthesis, National Institutes of Health, $430,800.00 (September 1, 2009 - August 31, 2012)

  • Javier Macossay-Torres. Development of Ultrathin Polymer Films, UTPA-Undergraduate Research Initative, (December 2004 - July 2005)

  • Javier Macossay-Torres. Synthesis of Novel Polymerized Chiral Michelles Derived from 2-Undecylenly-1, 3-Popanoic Diacid Coupled with Aminoacids, UTPA-Faculty Research Council, (August 2004 - May 2005)



Selected Presentations


  • 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)

  • Javier Macossay-Torres, Yazmin Avila Vega, and Jose Bonilla Cruz. "Electrospinning Nylon 6 Fibers Reinforced with Nitroxide-Functionalized Graphene Oxide," Centro de Investigación en Materialez Avanzados, Monterrey, Mexico (November 2015)

  • Edgar Arellano Archan, Javier Macossay-Torres, and Jose Bonilla Cruz. "Telas No Tejidas de Nylon 6 con Nanopartículas Funcionalizadas," Centro de Investigación en Materialez Avanzados, Monterrey, Mexico (November 2015)

Current Courses

CHEM 2125 70 - Organic Chemistry II Lab:
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CHEM 2125 17 - Organic Chemistry II Lab:
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CHEM 3306 02I - Polymer Sci & Engineering:
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CHEM 2125 16 - Organic Chemistry II Lab:
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UNIV 4000 10 - Directed Research:
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CHEM 3306 01I - Polymer Sci & Engineering:
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