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Erick S. Vasquez

Assistant Professor

Full-Time Faculty

School of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering


Email: Erick S. Vasquez
Phone: 937-229-2688
Website: Visit Site
Kettering Laboratories Room 508B

Selected Publications

  • Vasquez, E., Feugang, J. M., Willard, S. T., Ryan, P. L., & Walters, K. B. (2016). Bioluminescent magnetic nanoparticles as potential imaging agents for mammalian spermatozoa. Journal of Nanobiotechnology. Retrieved from
  • Zakaria, A.B.M., E.S. Vasquez, K.B. Walters, and D. Leszczynska. 2015. Functional holey graphene oxide: A new electrochemically transformed substrate material for dopamine sensing. RSC Advances 5, no. 29: 107123-107135.
  • Vasquez, E.S., J.L. Cunningham, J.B. McMahan, C.L. Simpson, and K.B. Walters. 2015. Fetuin-A adsorption and stabilization of calcium carbonate nanoparticles in a simulated body fluid. Journal of Materials Chemistry B 3: 6411-6419. doi: 10.1039/C5TB00565E
  • Vasquez, E.S., K.B. Walters, and D.K. Walters. 2015. Analysis of particle transport and deposition of micron-sized particles in a 90˚ bend using a two-fluid Eulerian-Eulerian approach. Aerosol Science and Technology 49, no. 9: 692-704. doi: 10.1080/02786826.2015.1062466
  • Vasquez, E.S., I.-W. Chu, and K.B. Walters. 2014. Janus magnetic nanoparticles with a bicompartmental polymer brush prepared using electrostatic adsorption to facilitate toposelective surface-initiated ATRP. Langmuir 30, no. 23: 6858-6866. doi: 10.1021/la500824r
  • Vasquez, E.S., J. Bowser, C. Swiderski, K.B. Walters, and S. Kundu. 2014. Rheological characterization of mammalian lung mucus. RSC Advances 4: 34780-34783. doi: 10.1039/C4RA05055J
  • Monroe, G.J., E.S. Vasquez, Z. Aspin, K.B. Walters, M. Berger, and S.M. Thompson. 2015. Electromagnetic induction by ferrofluid in an oscillating heating pipe. Applied Physics Letters 106, no. 26: 263901. doi: 10.1063/1.4923400

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Vasquez, E.S., J.L. Cunningham, J.B. McMahan, C.L. Simpson, and K.B. Walters. 2015. Front Cover Journal of Materials Chemistry B 3: 6393-6394. doi: 10.1039/C5TB90112J


  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2013
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, Clemson University, 2009
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Universidad Centroamericana Jose Simeon Canas (UCA), 2007

Professional Activities

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Society for Biomaterials (SFB)
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

Research Interests

  • Synthesis, characterization, and applications of surface-functionalized nanoparticles
  • Polymer brushes
  • Biomaterials interactions with nanoparticles
  • Transport modeling