Mauricio Terrones

Mauricio Terrones
  • Professor of Physics, Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering
205A Osmond
(814) 865-0343


A complete Bio is available on the Department of Physics website.


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.