Francisco Rodriguez Robles, Ph.D

Francisco Rodriguez Robles, Ph.D

Professor

Office: L-
francisco.rodriguez20@upr.edu
T: 787-832-4040 x2522
http://www.me.uprm.edu/f_rodriguez

Education

  • Ph.D.
University of Dayton, 2003
  • M.S.
Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, USA, 1997
  • B.S.
Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR, 1990

 

Background

  • 2007-present
Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (2004-2007), Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
  • 2003-2004
Lead, Mechanical Engineer National Air & Space Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio
  • 2001-2003
Research Engineer Air Force Research Laboratories, Materials Directorate, Biotechnology Group, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio
  • 1998-2001
Senior Mechanical Engineer National Air & Space Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio
  • 1996-1997
Mechanical Engineer Encotech, P.C., Inc., Schenectady, New York
  • 1995-1996
Instructor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
  • 1991-1994
Public Works Assistant Director Naval Air Facilities, El Centro, California

 

Academic and Professional Leadership

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Member
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Member
  • Materials Research Society, Member
  • Tau Beta Pi, Puerto Rico Alpha, Member
  • Research Committee MemberApplied Mechanics Committee MemberFluid Mechanics Committee Member
  • National Air & Space Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio, Lead, Mechanical Engineer, May 2003 – July 2004Air Force Research Laboratories, Materials Directorate, Biotechnology Group, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio, Research Engineer, March 2001- June 2003
  • Micro & Nanoscale Engineering Systems and Advanced Materials Characterization Laboratory, Co-Founder

Conference Publications

  • Caceres-Valencia, P.G., Rodriguez, F., (2005), Low Temperature Synthesis of Nanostructured c-Fe5C2 Platelets in CO + H2 Atmospheres, Science & Technology of Powder Materials
  • Rodríguez, F., Glawe, D.D., Naik, R.R., Hallinan, K.P., Stone, M.O., (2003), Electrostatic and Hydrodynamic Fields Influence on In Vitro Polycationic Peptide-Mediated Silica Biomineralization, Mat. Res. Soc. Proc., 822, H3.33
  • Glawe, D.D.; Rodríguez, F.; Stone M.O.; Naik, R.R., (2004), In Situ Protein Directed Silica Biomineralization Mat. Res. Soc. Proc., 823, W4.17
  • Naik, R.R.; Kramer, R.M.; Carter, D.; Li, C.; Brott, L.L.; Rozenzhak, S.M.; Sowards, L.A.; Rodriguez, F.; Stone, M.O., (2004), Hybrid Protein-based Frameworks for the Creation of Inorganic Structures Mat. Res. Soc. Proc. 2004, 823, R6.1

 

Major Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

  • Rodríguez, F., Monroig F., (2014), Parametric Thermodynamic Models of Parchment Coffee Beans during HARC2S Dehydration, Journal of Food Processing and Technology, Vol. 5, Issue 5, pp 1-7
  • Rodríguez, F., Monroig, F. Serrano, D., (2013), Application of an Energy Efficient Hot Air Recirculation Controlled Closed System Environment for Parchment Coffee Dehydration in Puerto Rico, American Journal of Agricultural Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 2, Issue 5, pp 1- 10
  • Rodríguez, F., Glawe, D.D., Naik, R.R., Hallinan, K.P., Stone, M.O., (2004), A Study of the Chemical and Physical Influences upon In Vitro Peptide-Mediated Silica Formation, Biomacromolecules Vol. 5, pp. 261-265.
  • Glawe, D.D., Rodríguez, F., Stone, M.O., Naik, R.R., (2005), Polypeptide-Mediated Silica Growth on Indium Tin Oxide Surfaces, Langmuir, Vol. 21, pp. 717-720
  • Naik R. R., Rodriguez F., Agarwal G, Brott L. L., Kirkpatrick S. M, & Stone M. O., (2003), Bio-Inspired & Biologically-Derived Materials for Coatings. Prog. Org. Coatings Vol. 47, pp 249-255.
  • Rajesh R. Naik, Patrick W. Whitlock, Francisco Rodríguez, Lawrence L. Brott, Diana D. Glawe, Stephen J. Clarson and Morley O. Stone, (2003), Controlled Formation of Biosilica Structures In Vitro, CHEM. COMM. Vol. 2, pp. 238–239

 

Theses

  • Rodríguez, F., (2003), Experimental Approach to the Chemical and Physical Impact on In Vitro Polycationic Peptide-Mediated Silica Biomineralization, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio.
  • Rodríguez, F., (1997), Analysis and Comparison of Conventional and Non-Conventional Cooling and Dehumidification Systems for Application in Puerto Rico, M.Sc. Thesis, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.

Awards

  • Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute (DAGSI) Full Scholarship, Dayton, Ohio, 2000-2003
  • U.S. Air Force Notable Achievement Award, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, 2000
  • U.S. Air Force Notable Achievement Award, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, 1999
  • UPR-RUM Graduate School Full Scholarship, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, 1995-1997
  • U.S. Navy Commendation Medal, Naval Air Facility, El Centro, California, 1994
  • School of Engineering Honor Roll, University of Puerto Rico, 1988-1990
  • School of Arts and Sciences Honor Roll, University of Puerto Rico, 1986-1988