Mauricio Terrones

Mauricio Terrones
  • Professor of Physics and Materials Science and Engineering
104 Davey Lab PMB#136
(814) 865-0343


  • Nanostructure Synthesis of Carbon, Graphene and other Layered Materials

  • Fabrication of nanoscale devices and biocompatible nanocomposites

  • Study of Carbon fluidity and metal encapsulated in graphitic sheets

  • Biocompatibility and Toxicological Effects of Doped, Functionalized and Pure Carbon Nanotubes and Other Nanostructures.

  • Theoretical studies on novel carbon nanostructures

  • Characterization and Microanalysis of Nanostructures


Noted Publications:
  1. Terrones, M. (2009). “Unzipped Nanotubes”. Nature 458, 845-846.
  2. Jia, X., Hofmann, M., Meunier, V., Sumpter, B.G., Campos-Delgado, J., Romo-Herrera, J.M., Kong, J., Terrones, M., Dresselhaus, M.S. (2009). “Controlled Formation of Sharp Zigzag and Armchair Edges in Graphitic Nanoribbons”. Science 323, 1701-1705.
  3. Rodríguez-Manzo, J.A., Banhart, F., Terrones, M., Terrones, H., Grobert, N., Ajayan, P.M., Sumpter, B.G., Meuniere, V., Wang, M., Bando, Y., Golberg, D. (2009). “Heterojunctions between metals and carbon nanotubes as ultimate nanocontacts”. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 106, 4591-4595.
  4. Campos-Delgado, J., Romo-Herrera, J.M., Jia, X., Cullen, D.A., Muramatsu, H., Kim, Y.A., Hayashi, T., Ren, Z.F., Smith, D.J., Okuno, Y., Ohba, T., Kanoh, H., Kaneko, K., Endo, M., Terrones, H., Dresselhaus, M.S., and Terrones, M. “Bulk Production of a New Form of sp2 Carbon: Crystalline Graphene Nanoribbons”. Nano Letters 8, 2773-2778.
  5. Terrones, M., Souza-Filho, A.G., Rao, A.M. (2008). “Doped Carbon Nanotubes: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications”. In Carbon Nanotubes (eds: A. Jorio, G. Dresselhaus, M. S. Dresselhaus, Springer), Topics of Applied Physics 111, 531–566.