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Civil Engineering

Omar Garcia-Valdez

Omar Garcia-Valdez
Omar Garcia-Valdez

Email: ogv@queensu.ca

Hometown: Torreón, Coahuila, México

Education: B. Sc. Chemical Engineering

University: Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila (UAdeC), Saltillo, Coahuila, México 20018

Thesis: Density, excess volume, and excess coefficient of thermal expansion of the binary systems of dimethyl carbonate with butyl methacrylate, allyl methacrylate, styrene, and vinyl acetate at different temperatures M. Sc.
Centro de Investigación en Química Aplicada (CIQA), Saltillo, Coahiula, México, 2010

Thesis: Synthesis of Graft Copolymer of styrene-maleic anhydride in chitosan via NMRP using supercritical CO2 as reaction mediaPhD
Centro de Investigación en Química Aplicada (CIQA), Saltillo, Coahuila, México, 2014

Thesis: Extensions of the Nitroxide Chemistry for the Synthesis of New Hybrid and Biohybrid Materials Research Group: Dr. Pascale Champagne group and Dr. Michael Cunningham groupCo-supervisor: Dr. Michael Cunningham and Dr. Philip JessopThesis (current project): Stimulus responsive polymer grafted CNC


Publications*: 

Wisniak, J., Cortez, G., Peralta, R.D., Infante, R., Elizalde, L.E., Amaro, T.A., García, O., Soto, H.: Density, excess volume, and excess coefficient of thermal expansion of the binary systems of dimethyl carbonate with butyl methacrylate, allyl methacrylate, styrene, and vinyl acetate at T=(293.15,303.15, and 313.15) K. J. Chem. Thermodyn. 40, 1671–1683 (2008)

Wisniak, J., Cortez, G., Peralta, R.D., Infante, R., Elizalde, L.E., Amaro, T.A., García, O., Soto, H.:Volumetric Properties of the Ternary System Dimethyl Carbonate + Butyl Methacrylate + Allyl Methacrylate and Its Binary Butyl Methacrylate + Allyl Methacrylate at 293.15 K and p=101.325 kPa. J Solution Chem (2012) 41:1631–1648  DOI 10.1007/s10953-012-9892-6

Omar García-Valdez, Raquel Ledezma-Rodríguez, Enrique Saldívar-Guerra, Luis Yate, Sergio Moya, Ronald F. Ziolo Graphene oxide modification with graft polymers via nitroxide mediated radical polymerization. Polymer 55 (2014) 2347-2355

Omar García-Valdez, Diana  Guadalupe Ramírez-Wong, Enrique Saldívar-Guerra, Gabriel Luna-Bárcenas. Grafting of Chitosan with Styrene and Maleic Anhydride via Nitroxide-Mediated Radical Polymerization in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide. Macromol. Chem.  Phys.  2013,   214, 1396−1404

**O. García-Valdez, R. Champagne-Hartley, E. Saldívar-Guerra, P. Champagne, and M. F. Cunningham Modification of chitosan with polystyrene and poly( n -butyl acrylate) via nitroxide-mediated polymerization and grafting from approach in homogeneous media. Polymer Chemistry  DOI: 10.1039/c5py00028a

*Some of the publications can be accessed on Research Gate

**Featured on the cover of the journal (see image)