The MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives Global Seed Funds (MISTI GSF) grant program promotes and supports early-stage collaborations between MIT researchers and their counterparts around the globe.
Congratulations to Dr. Dora Medina, who was awarded with 2016 funding for the project "IMPACT OF MATERIALS FOR FLUID REMEDIATION ON RHEOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF WATER". The winning project was selected from the CONACYT Call "Strengthening The National Quality of Postgraduate Programs"
National Research System / SNI level 1 (2018-2021)
Dora Medina: PhD in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Host Institution: Massachusets Institute of Technology (MIT)
Combining rheology and tribology studies of new biomaterials, Dora's quest to find the perfect bio-engineered material to protect or replace the knee joint could lead to greater comfort and mobility for many patients suffering from diseases such as osteoarthritis.
2012 Grant Winners: Patricia Ng (Singapour), Zoë Hilton (New Zealand), Dora Medina (Mexico), Kathrin Barboza Marquez (Bolivia) et Giomar Borrero (Colombia).
I recently visited the Ecole Central de Nantes in France to work with Professor Francisco Chinesta on the modelling of microcapillary films (MCFs). MCFs are polymer films that contain a parallel array of capillaries embedded in them. The modelling enables us to better understand and predict the properties of the MCFs and is essential to improve the quality of the films we produce.
Members of this department enjoyed success at the IChemE Gala Awards Dinner last night (25 October 2007) at the Hilton Metropole, London. Dr Geoff Moggridge won the Entec medal for the best award entry from all 32 that were shortlisted and Professor Malcolm R. Mackley, Dr Bart Hallmark, Christian Hornung and Dora Medina were highly commended in the Sellafield Ltd Award for Engineering Excellence.
Members of the Polymer Fluids Group attended the XVth International Congress on Rheology, which was held at Monterey, California, USA. Presentations:
-Using hollow microcapillaries to explore the extrusion rheology of polymer films-Dora Medina
Two members of the Polymer Fluids Group, Dora Medina and Bart Hallmark, have produced an unusual and artistic plastic Microcapillary Monolith. The optical micrograph shows a section of the new high voidage material.
Laura Catalina Duque Ossa and Gustavo Ruíz Pulido presented their work "Triborheological study of PVA hydrogel as synthetic cartilage for soft tissue replacement under hyaluronic acid - chitosan nanoparticles lubricant" at NANOTECH 2019.
Diego Ceciliano Franco presented his work "A comparative study of mechanical behavior among modelling 3D printed polymeric ABS cellular structures". at NANOTECH 2019.
Jesús Alberto Martínez presented his work "Theorical study of bimetallic clusters Co*13-x*Cu*x* supported on N-doped graphene at Reunión mexicana de fisicoquímica teórica 2019.
Galería 1.- Estudiantes de posgrado en congreso de nanotecnología.
México, 28 Abr.- Diversas instituciones científicas reunieron a distintos académicos e investigadoras para intercambiar ideas y debatir sobre la situación actual de la movilidad de mujeres en la investigación de campo.Entre los participantes están el Consejo Internacional para la Ciencia (ICSU, sus siglas en inglés), a través de su Comité de Libertad y Responsabilidad en Investigación (CFRS, sus siglas en inglés) y la Academia Mexicana de Ciencias (AMC). Leer más.
Imagen 1.- Participantes del Consejo Internacional para la Ciencia (ICSU) 2016.