Dr. Josué David Mota Morales
Investigador Asoc. C T.C.

Dirección: Laboratorio de Polímeros, Centro de Física Aplicada y Tecnología Avanzada, UNAM Campus Juriquilla, Centro de Fisica Aplicada y Tecnologia Avanzada - UNAM, Blvd Juriquilla 3001, Col Jurica La Mesa, Juriquilla, Queretaro, Qro., C.P. 4510, Ciudad de México, México
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Josué David Mota-Morales is a Researcher at the Center of Applied Physics and Advanced Technology (CFATA) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), in Querétaro City, México (https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8257-0709). He received a pharmaco-biology chemistry degree from the Autonomous University of Queretaro (UAQ) in 2005, an MSc degree in materials sciences from CINVESTAV in 2009, and a Ph.D. also from CINVESTAV in 2012. During his master’s studies, he spent a one-year stay at the Research Center for Applied Chemistry (CIQA) in Coahuila, Mexico, and during the Ph.D. another year at the Institute of Materials Science of Madrid (ICMM)-CSIC at Madrid, Spain, where he was introduced to the deep eutectic solvents field. After the Ph.D. completion, he spent six months as a postdoc at CINVESTAV and Universite du Maine-CNRS in Le Mans, France, working with the modification of polymers surface by plasma. In 2014 he received the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to work with drug delivery systems at Louisiana State University, USA. In 2015 he joined the Center of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (CNyN) of UNAM in Ensenada, Mexico, as CONACYT Researcher. He has co-authored over 50 scientific papers (H-index 24) and holds the level 2 of the national researchers’ system (SNI) since 2021. He is a member of the Early Career Board of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering and received the Reconocimiento Distinción Universidad Nacional para Jóvenes Académicos (RDUNJA) 2022 by UNAM in the area of research in Natural Sciences. His current research focuses on the development of novel routes to synthesize polymeric materials and polymeric nanocomposites with specific properties, such as hierarchy, biocompatibility, and sustainability, by taking advantage of strategies that involve deep-eutectic solvents/systems, biomass, and high internal phase emulsions. Other interests include anisotropic gold-based nanostructures, the study of their properties, and their application in biomedicine and sensing.

Líneas de investigación:

  1. Nanoestructuras anisotrópicas de oro sintetizadas en mezclas eutécticas profundas no acuosas
  2. Polímeros macroporosos y nanocompósitos para ingeniería de tejidos y separación usando Emulsiones altamente concentradas como molde
  3. Tratamiento de biopolímeros resilientes para su valorización usando mezclas eutécticas profundas

Publicaciones recientes:

1. Li, X., Yan, M., Wu, X., Pan, M., Mota-Morales, J. D. and Lian, H., Construction and application of biobased PDES ionic gels with a soft-Hard segment, ACS Applied Polymer Materials, noviembre de 2023; 5(8), 6265-6277 online

2. Carrasco-Saavedra, S., Tanguy, N. R., García-Nieto, I., Pimentel-Domínguez, R., Panzer, M. J. and Mota-Morales, J. D., Transient dual-response iontronic strain sensor based on gelatin and cellulose nanocrystals eutectogel nanocomposites, Advanced Materials Interfaces, octubre de 2023 online

3. Castillo-Santillan, M., Maniar, D., Gutiérrez, M. C., Quiñonez-Angulo, P., Torres-Lubian, J. R., Loos, K. and Mota-Morales, J. D., Low-temperature and solventless ring-opening polymerization of eutectic mixtures of l-lactide and lactones for biodegradable polyesters, ACS Applied Polymer Materials, julio de 2023; 5(7) online

4. Jiménez-Ortega, L. A.; Yao, S.; Mota-Morales, J. D.; Heredia, J. B., Deep eutectic solvents can contribute to fight against zero hunger from a sustainable perspective, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, marzo de 2023; 71(13), 5027–5029 online

5. Pérez-Nava, A., Espino-Saldaña, A. E., Pereida-Jaramillo, E., Hernández-Vargas, J., Martínez-Torres, A., Vázquez-Lepe, M. O., Mota-Morales, J. D., Frontana Uribe, B. A. and González-Campos, J. B. , Surface collagen functionalization of electrospun poly(vinyl alcohol) scaffold for tissue engineering, Process Biochemistry, marzo de 2023; 126, 1-14 online