Maria Josefina Robles Aguila

Research Center of Semiconductor Devices, BUAP

Maria Josefina Robles Aguila

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She has a degree in Industrial Chemistry from the Faculty of Chemical Sciences; with a Master’s and Ph.D. in Science, both in the Specialty in Materials Science, carried out at the Luis Rivera Terrazas Institute of Physics, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), México. She did her postdoctoral stay at the Institute of Chemistry, UNAM.
She belongs to the National System of Researchers Level I, has a Desirable Prodep Profile, and is part of the BUAP’s Researchers Register.
She is a Full Professor at the Research Center of Semiconductor Devices, BUAP.

Dra. Robles has done research stays in:

  • Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia
  • Carlos III University in Madrid, Spain
  • Elettra Synchrotron in Trieste, Italy.
  • Canadian Light Source, Saskatoon, Canada.

Her research interests are:

  • Structural study of advanced materials: semiconductor oxides, biomaterials, and composites.
  • Synthesis of advanced materials by soft chemistry
  • Structural, morphological, optical, and textural properties of advanced materials.
  • Physicochemical properties of advanced materials
  • Degradation of emerging pollutants in water by heterogeneous photocatalysis
  • Development of photovoltaic and electrochromic devices
  • Study of gas sensors based on metal oxides.

Her projects focus on environmental and energy applications of hybrid semiconductor systems; the development of composites with potential biomedical applications.

Dra. Robles has authored or coauthored more than 20 peer-reviewed research journals. In addition, she is involved in divulging science and technology to young people.