Jose   Gutierrez

Professor  

Office: ESCNE 3.340
Phone: (956) 665-2151
Email: jose.gutierrez1@utrgv.edu

Dr. Jose Gutierrez





Selected Publications


  • Preston Landon, Joon Lee, Michael Hwang, Alexander Mo, Chen Zhang, Anthony Neuberger, Brian Meckes, Jose Gutierrez, Gennadi Glinsky, and Ratnesh Lal. "Energetically biased DNA motor containing a thermodynamically stable partial strand displacement state," Langmuir 30, no. 46 (2014): 14073–14078.

  • Nezhueyotl Izquierdo, Samuel Pina, Diana Cedillo, Carlos Tamez, Jason Parsons, and Jose Gutierrez. "Reduction of nitrobenzene derivatives using sodium borohydride and transition metal sulfides," ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 247, 2014.

  • Samuel Pina, Diana Cedillo, Carlos Tamez, Nezhueyotl Izquierdo, Jason Parsons, and Jose Gutierrez. "Reduction of nitrobenzene derivatives using sodium borohydride and transition metal sulfides," Tetrahedron Letters 55, no. 40 (2014): 5468–5470.

  • Nezhueyotl Izquierdo, Jose Gutierrez, and Jason Parsons. "Stability and cyclability of transition metal sulfides in the reduction of nitrobenzene," ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 248, 2014.

  • Diana Cedillo, Adam Martinez, Samuel Pinna, Jr, Carlos Tamez, Jason Parsons, and Jose Gutierrez. "Synthesis of a water-soluble distyrylbenezene derivative," ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 247, 2014.

  • Samuel Pina, Jr, Nezhueyotl Izquierdo, Diana Cedillo, Carlos Tamez, Jason Parsons, and Jose Gutierrez. "Synthesis of aromatic amines via heterogeneous reduction of nitrobenzene derivatives using sodium borohydride and transition metal sulfides," ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 247, 2014.

  • Preston Landon, Alexander Mo, Carlos Ramos, Jose Gutierrez, and Ratnesh Lal. "Facile, green synthesis of large single crystal copper micro and nanoparticles with ascorbic acid and gum arabic," Open Journal of Applied Sciences 3, no. 05 (2013): 332.

  • Irwin Mendoza, Alonzo Gonzalez, and Jose Gutierrez. "Facile trifluoroacetylation of aniline derivatives using trifluoroacetic anhydride in hexanes," ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 243, 2012.

  • Alonzo Gonzalez and Jose Gutierrez. "In situ trihaloacetylation and bromomethylation of p-anisidine," ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 243, 2012.

  • Simon Padron, Richard Patlan, Jose Gutierrez, Nestor Santos, Thomas Eubanks, and Karen Lozano. "Production and characterization of hybrid BEH-PPV/PEO conjugated polymer nanofibers by forcespinning™," Journal of Applied Polymer Science 125, no. 5 (2012): 3610–3616.



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)

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

  • 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)

  • Jose Gutierrez. Synthesis of a Sulfone-substituted Distyrylbenzene, UTPA Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, $5,800.00 (September 1, 2011 - May 31, 2012)

  • Jose Gutierrez. Analysis of the Electromagnetic Effect on the Electrorheological Properties of Nano-Laden Solutions, U.S. Air Force, $294,000.00 (October 4, 2007 - October 3, 2009)

  • Jose Gutierrez. Convergent Approach to the Synthesis of Novel Sulfur-containing Poly-m-Phenylenevinylenes, UTPA Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, $5,700.00 (September 1, 2008 - May 31, 2009)

  • Jose Gutierrez. Synthesis of Novel Conjugated Polymers for Solar Cells, UTPA FRC, $5,000.00 (January 1, 2008 - August 31, 2008)

  • Jose Gutierrez. Synthesis of Sulfur-Containing PPVs via Wittig Polycondensation, UTPA FRC, $3,304.00 (May 15, 2006 - July 31, 2007)

  • Jose Gutierrez. Minority Institutions of Excellence, Undergraduate Research Awards, $5,000.00 (September 1, 2005 - May 31, 2006)

  • Jose Gutierrez. Synthesis of Regioregular Polythiophenes for Flexible Solar Cells Applications, UTPA FRC, $3,814.00 (January 1, 2005 - August 31, 2005)



Selected Presentations


  • Ariel Torres and Jose Gutierrez. "Synthesis of nitro, amino, nitro/OR, and amino/OR substituted distyrylbenzene and polyphenylene vinylene," 253th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, The American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA (April 2017)

  • Luis Pena, Jose Gutierrez, Luis Oquendo, and Marc Hillmyer. "Synthesis of Water-Soluble Distyrylbenzene for Application in Photovoltaics," UTSA COS Research Conference, the university of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas (October 2016)

  • Luis Pena, Jose Gutierrez, and Marc Hillmyer. "Synthesis of Water-Soluble Distyryl Benzene for Applications in Photovoltaics," Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, Seattle, WA (November 2015)

  • Jose Gutierrez. "Synthesis of Aromatic Amines via Heterogeneous Reduction of Nitrobenzene Derivatives using Sodium Borohydride and Transition Metal Sulfides," Chemistry Department Seminars, The University of Texas at Dallas, (April 2015)

  • Diana Cedillo, Juan Garcia, Tomas Trevino, Jason Parsons, and Jose Gutierrez. "Kinetics of the reduction of nitrobenzene using hydrazine hydrate and cobalt (II) sulfide," 249th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, The American Chemical Society, Denver, CO (March 2015)

  • Lucero Ramirez, Jason Parsons, and Jose Gutierrez. "Reduction of nitrobenzene derivatives using crystalline polymorphs of cobalt(II) sulfide and sodium borohydride," 249th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, The American Chemical Society, Denver, CO (March 2015)

  • Nez Izquierdo and Jose Gutierrez. "Stability and Cyclability of Transition Metal Sulfides in the Reduction of Nitrobenzene," Gulf Coast undergraduate research symposium, Rice University, Houston, TX (October 2014)

  • Jose Gutierrez, Nez Izquierdo, and Jason Parsons. "Stability and cyclability of transition metal sulfides in the reduction of nitrobenzene," 248th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, The American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA (August 2014)

  • Sam Pina, Carlos Tamez, Jason Parsons, and Jose Gutierrez. "Reduction of nitrobenzene derivatives using sodium borohydride and transition metal sulfides. ," 247th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, The American Chemical Society, (March 2014)

  • Diana Cedillo, Adam Martinez, Sam Pina, Carlos Tamez, Jason Parsons, and Jose Gutierrez. "Synthesis of a water-soluble distyrylbenezene derivative," 247th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, The American Chemical Society, Dallas, TX (March 2014)

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