Members

Full Professor (SNI 3)
Tel: (999) 942-9429
Fax: (999) 981-2917
gerko.oskam@cinvestav.mx

Head of Laboratory

Dr. Gerko Oskam
Head of Nanomaterials Laboratory
Dr. Gerko Oskam is Professor in the Department of Applied Physics of the Centro de Investigaión y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnical Institute)- Cinvestav - in Mérida, Yucatán, México, where he started his group in Octobre 2001. He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Utrecht in 1993 with a thesis entitled "The Electrochemical Properties of Metallized III-V Semiconductors". In the period of 1993 - 1996, he worked as a postdoctoral associate in the group of Prof. Dr. Peter C. Searson, in the department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA and from 1996 to 2001, he continued in the same department as an Associate Research Scientist. He has published 76 papers in international journals, which have received more than 3500 cites. He has published 4 book chapters, 4 books , 2 US patents. His research interests include: electrodeposition of functional materials, synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials,photoelectrochemical solar cells,transport properties in solar cells, photoelectrochemical hydrogen generation, selective absorber coatings for solar-thermal energy conversion.

Administrative Staff

Beatriz Heredia Cervera
MS.C in Physical Chemistry
Laboratory Technician and
Administrative Manager
E-mail:bheredia@cinvestav.mx         bherediac@gmail.com

Leny Pinzon
Master of Science
Technical assitant of CeMIE-Sol proyect
E-mail: lenypinzon22@gmail.com

Postdoctoral Position

Iván Lizama
Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry
Research subject: Electrodeposition of functional materials
E-mail: flizama101@gmail.com 

Dena Pourjafari
Ph.D. in Material Science

Research Subject: DSSCs and Perovskite solar cells Scale-up
E-mail: dpourjafari@cinvestav.mx

Alberto Gabriel Vega Poot
Ph.D. in Applied Physics
Research subject: ZnO-based DSSCs
E-mail: avega_3@hotmail.com

Ingrid Rodríguez
Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry
Research subject: Photoelectrochemical water splitting
E-mail: ingridrdz20@gmail.com

Diecenia Peralta

Ph.D. in Optical properties
Research subject: Third generation solar cells
E-mail: dieceniaj@gmail.com

Karen Valadez Villalobos
Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry student
Research subject: transport and recombination  in DSSCs/PSCs
E-mail: karen.valadez@gmail.com

PhD and Master Students

Dallely Melissa Herrera Zamora
Ph.D. student
Research subject: Selective coating electrodeposition
E-mail: lledaly.assilem@hotmail.com

Renán Andrés Escalante Quijano
 
Ph.D. student
Research subject: Dye-sensitized solar cell Scale-Up
E-mail: renan.escalante@cinvestav.mx

Alejandra Castro Chong
Ph.D. student
Research subject: PSCs/stability and low temperature for flexible PSCs

E-mail: chongale@gmail.com

Carlos Antonio González Flores
Ph.D. student
Research subject: ZnO-based DSSCs
E-mail: carlosgonzalez132010@hotmail.com

Roberto Avilés Betanzos
Master student
Research subject: DSSCs on flexible substrate
E-mail: rob_betanzos07@hotmail.com

Former Students

Rodrigo García Rodríguez

Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry
Research subject: Study of transport and recombination in DSSCs/PSCs

Current Position: Post-doctorate at University of Bath
E-mail: rodrigo.rgr.garcia@hotmail.com

Antonio Tirado

Former Postdoctorate
Ph.D. in Chemistry

Current Position: Professor researcher at Tijuana Institute of Technology
E-mail: antonio.tirado@tectijuana.edu.mx

Alejandro Estrella Gutierrez
Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry
Research subject: Electrodeposition of selective coatings based on nickel.

Current Position: Professor researcher at  University Anahuac Mayab
E-mail: alejandro.estrella@hotmail.com

Humberto Mandujano Ramírez
Ph.D. in Science (Physical-chemistry)

Current position: Professor researcher at Universidad Autónoma del Carmen (UNACAR)
E-mail: hjmandujanor@gmail.com

Debra Jene Kirkconnell Reyes
Ph.D. in Science (Physical-chemistry)
E-mail:debrakirkconnell@gmail.com

Manuel Rodriguez Perez
Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry
Current Position: Professor researcher at Universidad Autónoma de Campeche
E-mail: rodriguezperez@ucdavis.edu

Julio villanueva
Ph.D. in Applied Physics
Research subject: recombination and transport  in DSSCs

Current Position: Professor researcher at Benemerita Universidad Autónoma

E-mail: juliovcab@gmail.com

Germán Pérez Hernandéz
Ph.D. Science in  Materials Engineering
Skills: Materials for renewable energy

Current Position: Professor researcher at Universidad Juárez Autónoma

E-mail: german.perez@ujat.mx

David Reyes Coronado
Ph.D. in Applied Physics
Skills: TiO2 synthesis, DSSCs assembly
Current Position: Professor researcher at University of Quintana Roo
E-mail: davrey@uqroo.edu.mx

Esdras Josue Canto Aguilar
Ph.D. in Fisical Chemistry
Research subject: Dye sensitized solar cells based in novel components
E-mail: esdrasreynolds@hotmail.com

Laboratorio Nanomateriales
Edificio G, Departamento Física Aplicada, Centro de investigación y de estudios avanzados del IPN (CINVESTAV)
Antigua carretera a progreso Km.6, Col. Loma bonita, 97310, Merida, Yucatan , Mexico
Tel: +52 (999) 942 9400 Ext: 2249