Rogelio   Benitez  Jr.

Assistant Professor  

Office: EENGR 3.253
Phone: (956) 665-2630
Email: rogelio.benitez@utrgv.edu
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rogelio-benitez

Dr. Rogelio Benitez Jr.





Selected Publications


  • Prathmesh Naik Parrikar, Rogelio Benitez, Miladin Radovic, and Arun Shukla. "Effect of microstructure on mechanical response of MAX phases," Orlando, FL, United states: Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series, 7, 2017: 171 - 175.

  • P. Naik Parrikar, Rogelio Benitez, H. Gao, M. Radovic, and A. Shukla. "The effect of grain size on deformation and failure of Ti2AlC MAX phase under thermo-mechanical loading," Germany: Exp. Mech. (Germany) 57, no. 5 (June 2017): 675 - 85.

  • Liangfa Hu, Morgan O’Neil, Veysel Erturun, Rogelio Benitez, Gwénaelle Proust, Ibrahim Karaman, and Miladin Radovic. "High-performance metal/carbide composites with far-from-equilibrium compositions and controlled microstructures," Scientific Reports 6, (2016).

  • Prathmesh Parrikar, Rogelio Benitez, Huili Gao, Miladin Radovic, and Arun Shukla. "Mechanical response of fine grained Ti2AlC under extreme thermo-mechanical loading conditions ," Materials Science and Engineering: A 658, (2016): 176 - 184.

  • Rogelio Benitez, Wen Kan, Huili Gao, Morgan O’Neal, Gwénaelle Proust, and Miladin Radovic. "Room temperature stress-strain hysteresis in Ti2AlC revisited ," Acta Materialia 105, (2016): 294 - 305.

  • Huili Gao, Rogelio Benitez, Woongrak Son, Raymundo Arroyave, and Miladin Radovic. "Structural, physical and mechanical properties of Ti3(Al1−xSix)C2 solid solution with x=0–1 ," Materials Science and Engineering: A 676, (2016): 197 - 208.

  • Riddhiman Bhattacharya, Rogelio Benitez, Miladin Radovic, and Nakhiah Goulbourne. "High strain-rate response and deformation mechanisms in polycrystalline Ti2AlC ," Materials Science and Engineering: A 598, (2014): 319 - 326.

  • Ankush Kothalkar, Rogelio Benitez, Liangfa Hu, Miladin Radovic, and Ibrahim Karaman. "Thermo-mechanical response and damping behavior of shape memory alloy-mAX phase composites," Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A 45, no. 5 (2014): 2646–2658.

  • Liangfa Hu, Rogelio Benitez, Sandip Basu, Ibrahim Karaman, and Miladin Radovic. "Processing and characterization of porous Ti2AlC with controlled porosity and pore size ," Acta Materialia 60, no. 18 (2012): 6266 - 6277.

  • Brian Jones, Jianhua Li, Rogelio Benitez, Karen Lozano, Mircea Chipara, Alin Cristian Chipara, Dorina Chipara, and David Sellmyer. "WAXS investigations on Polyethylene–Carbon Nanofibers Composites," APS Meeting Abstracts. 2008.



Selected Presentations


  • Mario Alonso and Rogelio Benitez. "Bioceramic reinforced composites for total joint replacement," SOM Inaugural Research Symposium, UT Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, Edinburg, TX (August 2017)

  • L. Hu, M. O'Neil, V. Erterun, Rogelio Benitez, G. Proust, I. Karaman, and M. Radovic. "An infiltration approach for producing high-performance metal/MAX phase composites with customizable microstructures.," 39th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC’14), The American Ceramic Society, Daytona Beach, FL (January 2015)

  • Rogelio Benitez, H. Gao, I. Karaman, and M. Radovic. "Effect of microstructure on mechanical damping in Ti2AlC.," 39th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC’14), The American Ceramic Society, Daytona Beach, FL (January 2015)

  • L. Hu, M. O'Neil, Rogelio Benitez, A. Kothalkar, I. Karaman, and M. Radovic. "Aluminum alloy/Ti2AlC composites prepared by infiltration of Ti2AlC foam with molten aluminum alloy.," 2014 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, Materials Research Society, San Francisco, CA (April 2014)

  • A. Kothalkar, Rogelio Benitez, L. Hu, M. Radovic, and I. Karaman. "Thermo-mechanical response and damping behavior of Shape Memory Alloy/MAX phase composites.," TMS 2014 143rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition , The Minerals Metals and Materials Society, San Diego, CA (February 2014)

  • L. Hu, M. O'Neil, Rogelio Benitez, A. Kothalkar, G. Proust, I. Karaman, and M. Radovic. "Compressive properties and damping behavior of aluminum alloy/Ti2AlC composites with controlled microstructures.," 38th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC’14), The American Ceramic Society, Daytona Beach, FL (January 2014)

  • Rogelio Benitez, H. Gao, I. Karaman, and M. Radovic. "Effect of processing route on the mechanical properties of Ti2AlC.," 38th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC’14), The American Ceramic Society, Daytona Beach, FL (January 2014)

  • L. Hu, A. Kothalkar, Rogelio Benitez, I. Karaman, and M. Radovic. "Shape memory alloy/max phase composites: High-temperature thermal and mechanical properties.," 38th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC’14), The American Ceramic Society, Daytona Beach, FL (January 2014)

  • A. Kothalkar, Rogelio Benitez, L. Hu, H. Gao, M. Radovic, and I. Karaman. "Processing and Characterization of Novel Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) - MAX Phase Composites.," The 24th International Conference on Adaptive Structures Technologies, Aruba (October 2013)

  • Rogelio Benitez. "The Life of a Graduate Student.," NEURONS, University of Texas-Pan American NEURONS 2013, Edinburg, TX (April 2013)

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MECE 4350 02 - Machine Elements:
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MECE 2301 02 - Statics:
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MECE 4350 01 - Machine Elements:
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