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Engineering and Technologies / Faculty /

Laura Peña Parás

Departments
Ingeniería
Archivo UDEM
Education

Doctorate in Materials Science

Rice University

2010

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and Administration

Universidad de Monterrey

2001

Career Path

Jacobs Engineering

Materials Engineer

2008 - 2010

Recognitions and Awards

10% Best ranked professors of the Vice President of Higher Education

Universidad de Monterrey

2017

UDEM High Impact Research Award

Universidad de Monterrey

2017

1st Place – UDEM Research-related-to-Teaching Awards

Universidad de Monterrey

2017

1st Place – Teaching Quality Awards, UDEM Tenured Professor Category

Universidad de Monterrey

2017

10% Best ranked professors of the Vice Presidency of Higher Education

Universidad de Monterrey

2016

Finalist Project, “Be Outstanding,” Innovation Category

Universidad de Monterrey

2016

ExaUDEM Success Stories

Universidad de Monterrey

2016

Roberto Garza Sada Pro Magistro Award, Tenured Professor of Higher Education Category

Universidad de Monterrey

2016

1st place 28th edition of the Research-Related-to-Teaching Awards, Advanced Category, Engineering and Exact Sciences Area

Universidad de Monterrey

2015

1st place, 28th edition of the Teaching Quality Awards, Tenured Professor Category

Universidad de Monterrey

2015

1st place of the 2015 “Be Outstanding” Awards, Continuous Improvement Category

Universidad de Monterrey

2015

1st place, “UDEM Researcher” Awards, in the Engineering and Exact Sciences area

Universidad de Monterrey

2014

1st place 27th edition of the Research-Related-to-Teaching Awards, Advanced Category, Engineering and Exact Sciences Area

Universidad de Monterrey

2014

2nd place, 27th edition of the Teaching Quality Awards

Universidad de Monterrey

2014

10% best ranked professors of the Vice Presidency of Higher Education

Universidad de Monterrey

2013

1st place, 27th edition of the Research-Related-to-Teaching Awards. Advanced Category, Engineering and Exact Sciences Area

Universidad de Monterrey

2013

3rd place, 26th edition of the Teaching Quality Awards

Universidad de Monterrey

2013

Winner of the MIT Technology Review Innovators under 35, Mexico, 2013

MIT Technology Review

2013

10% Best ranked professors of the Vice Presidency of Higher Education

Universidad de Monterrey

2012

10% Best ranked professors of the Vice Presidency of Higher Education

Universidad de Monterrey

2011

1st place 24th edition of the Research-Related-to-Teaching Awards, Advanced Category, Engineering and Exact Sciences Area

Universidad de Monterrey

2011

2nd place 24th edition of the Research-Related-to-Teaching Awards, Advanced Category, Engineering and Exact Sciences Area

Universidad de Monterrey

2011

10% best ranked professors of the Vice Presidency of Higher Education, PR

Universidad de Monterrey

2011

CUM LAUDE, Universidad de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico | Dec 2001

Universidad de Monterrey

2001

AWARD SCHOLARSHIP, Universidad de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico | Aug 1997 – Dec 2001

Universidad de Monterrey

1997 – 2001

Publications

Peña,L. Maldonado,D. Taha,J. (2018). Eco-Friendly Nanoparticle Additives for Lubricants and Their Tribological Characterization. Handbook of Ecomaterials, pp 1-21.

Peña,L. Sánchez, J. Vidal, R. (2018). Nanoclays for Biomedical Applications. Handbook of Ecomaterials, pp. 1-19.

Peña,L. Taha, J. Maldonado, M. (2016). 2D-based nanofluids: materials evaluation and performance, two-dimensional materials - synthesis, characterization and potential applications. Dr. Pramoda Nayak. InTech, DOI: 10.5772/63806.

Presence in Congresses

Peña, L. (2017). Novel carbon nanotori additives for lubricants with superior extreme pressure properties. Beijing, China.

Peña, L. (2017). Halloysite clay nanotubes as green lubricant additives for metal-forming applications. Wear of Materials. Long Beach, CA.

Peña, L. (2017). Anti-wear and extreme pressure properties of metal-working lubricants with nanoparticle additives. Wear of Materials. Long Beach, CA.

Peña, L. (2017). Tribological study of halloysite nanotubes reinforced polyethylene glycol lubricants for UHMWPE-CoCrMo knee implants. Wear of Materials. Long Beach, CA.

Peña, L. (2016). Tribological Properties of Metalworking Fluids with Halloysite Clay Nanotube Additives. STLE Tribology Frontiers.

SNI

Level I National Researcher

CONACYT National Researchers’ System

2015