Educational Background

  • B.S., 1993
  • M.S., 1995
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, 2000. Instituto de Carboquimica (CSIC), Spain.

Research Interests

  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Carbon Nanotubes
  • Electrochemistry
  • Composite Materials
  • Sensors
  • Laser processing


Contact Information 

Mailing Address:
Instituto de Carboquimica (CSIC)
Miguel Luesma Castan 4
50018 Zaragoza

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +34 630 860164
Office: +34 976 733977

Edgar Munoz

Now at Instituto de Carboquimica, CSIC

Dr. Edgar Muñoz earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Instituto de Carboquimica, Spain in 2000. His doctoral thesis, entitled “Carbon Nanotubes: Production by Laser Ablation and Characterization” was prepared under the supervision of Dr. M. Teresa Martínez (Instituto de Carboquímica, CSIC) and Dr German F. de la Fuente (ICMA, CSIC-Universidad de Zaragoza).

In October, 2000, he joined Ray Baughman’s group at Honeywell International, and joined the UTD NanoTech Institute in September, 2001, where he worked on the preparation and optimization of carbon nanotube sheets and fibers for electromechanical actuator applications. Additionally, he was a founding member of the “nano-bio” effort at UTD.

After returning to the Instituto de Carboquímica in 2003, his primary research interests are in the fabrication of multifunctional nanocomposite materials, chemical functionalization of carbon nanotubes, sensors, biosensors, production of novel nanostructured materials, and laser processing of materials.Edgar loves Beatles music, playing guitar, and Adair’s burgers.”

Selected Publications

Super-tough carbon-nanotube fibres – These extraordinary composite fibres can be woven into electronic textiles . A.B. Dalton, S. Collins, E. Muñoz, J.M. Razal, V.H. Ebron, J.P. Ferraris, J.N. Coleman, B.G. Kim, R.H. Baughman, Nature, 2003, 423, 703.

V 2O 5 nanofiber actuators. G. Gu, M. Schmid, P.-W. Chiu, A. Minett, J. Fraysse, G.-T. Kim, S. Roth, M. Kozlov, E. Muñoz, R.H. Baughman, Nature Materials, 2003, 2, 316.

Controlled assembly of carbon nanotubes by designed amphiphilic peptide helices. G.R. Dieckmann, A.B. Dalton, P.A: Johnson, J. Razal, J. Chen, G.M. Giordano, E. Muñoz, I.H. Musselman, R.H. Baughman, R.K. Draper, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2003, 125 (7), 1770.

Fabrication and characterization of thin films of single-walled carbon nanotube bundles on flexible plastic substrates. S.K. Manohar, N. Saran, K. Parikh, D.-S. Suh, E. Muñoz, H. Kolla, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2004, 126, 4426.

Improving the mechanical properties of single-walled carbon nanotube sheets by intercalation of polymer adhesives. J.N. Coleman, W.J. Blau, A.B. Dalton, E. Muñoz, S. Collins, B.G. Kim, J. Razal, M. Selvidge, G. Vieiro, R.H. Baughman, Applied Physics Letters, 2003, 82 (10), 1882.

Production of high density single-walled nanotube material by a simple laser-ablation method. W.K. Maser, E. Muñoz, A.M. Benito, M.T. Martínez, G.F. de la Fuente, Y. Maniette, E. Anglaret, J.-L.Sauvajol, Chemical Physics Letters, 1998, 292, 587.

Synthesis of SiC nanorods from sheets of single-wall carbon nanotubes. E. Muñoz, A.B. Dalton, S. Collins, A.A. Zakhidov, R.H. Baughman, W.L. Zhou, J. He, C.J. O’Connor, B. McCarthy, W.J. Blau, Chemical Physics Letters, 2002, 359, 397.

Single-walled carbon nanotubes produced by cw CO 2-laser ablation: study of parameters important for their formation. E. Muñoz, W.K. Maser, A.M. Benito, M.T. Martínez, G.F. de la Fuente, A. Righi, J.L. Sauvajol, E. Anglaret, Y. Maniette, Applied Physics A, 2000, 70, 145.

Mechanical and electrical properties of nanosized contacts on single-walled carbon nanotubes. P.J. de Pablo, M.T. Martínez, J. Colchero, J. Gómez-Herrero, W.K. Maser, A.M. Benito, E. Muñoz, A.M. Baró, Advanced Materials, 2000, 12, 573.

Updated: November 4, 2005

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