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Group Member

Dr. Laura Morales-Gámez


Dr. Morales-Gamez holds a PhD in Polymers and Biopolymers (Cum Laude distinction of PhD Thesis), a Master of Science in Polymers and Biopolymers both from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona Spain, a Master’s degree in Environmental Chemical Engineering from the University of the Americas Puebla-Mexico. Her professional experience includes engineering positions in Petrochemical and Fragrance Industry. Recently she has worked as Senior Materials Engineer at Delphi, Mexico Technical Centre (2012), and as a Researcher in the Centre for Research in Nono Engineering (2009-2011) was Guest Researcher (2010) in Nanostructured Materials Department of Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden, Germany. Currently she is a Materials Scientist for Bioplastech Ltd. a spin out company from UCD and TCD.

Research Interests

Biodegradable Polymers, Nanocomposites and Polymers for Biomedical Applications.

Fellowships & Awards

  • 2012 PhD Cum Laude graduated Polytechnic university of Catalonia, Barcelona Spain
  • 2008-2009 Pre-doctoral fellowship (FI) Generalitat de Catalunya. Barcelona, Spain
  • 2008 UPC Pre-doctoral fellowship, Polytechnic university of Catalonia, Barcelona Spain
  • 2007 CONACYT (National Council for Science and Technology) Abroad Pre-doctoral fellowship, Mexico
  • 2005 Master’s degree Cum laude graduation
  • 2004-2005 Excellence Graduate Scholarship
  • 2004 Honors Graduate Bachelor’s degree
  • 2000-2004 Jenkins excellence Scholarship for Undergraduate Studies UDLAP
  • 2000 Dean’s List UDLAP

Selected Publications

  • Morales, L., Franco, L., Casas, M.T. & Puiggalí, J. Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics 48, 33-46 (2010).
  • Morales, L., Franco, L., Casas, M.T. & Puiggalí, J. Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry 47, 3616-3629 (2009).
  • Morales-Gámez, L. Jones, I., Franco, L. & Puiggalí, J. Express Polymer Letters 5, 717-731 (2011).
  • Morales-Gámez, L., Franco, L., Casas, M.T. & Puiggalí, J. Polymer Engineering & Science 51, 1650-1661 (2011).
  • Morales-Gámez, L., Franco, L. & Puiggalí, J. Thermochimica Acta 512, 142-149 (2011).
  • Morales-Gámez, L., Ricart, A., Franco, L. & Puiggalí, J. European Polymer Journal 46, 2063-2077 (2010).
  • Morales-Gámez, L., Soto, D., Franco, L. & Puiggalí, J. Polymer 51, 5788-5798 (2010).
  • Morales-Gámez, L., Casas, M.T. Franco, L. Puiggalí, J. European polymer journal 013, vol. 49, núm. 6, p. 1354-1364 (2013).
  • Puiggalí, J. Morales-Gamez, L. Franco, L. Casas, M. del Valle, luis J.; Rodriguez-Galan, A. Society of Plastics Engineers. Plastics Research Online 2011, 10-12 (2011).
  • Ricart, a, Soto, D., Franco, L., Morales, L.T. & Puiggalí, J. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering 14, 012006 (2010).