• Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Lanatter & Herbert Fox Professor
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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Southern Illinois University - 1988
  • M.S., Southern Illinois University - 1984
  • Engineer, Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, Lima, Peru, 1980
  • B.S., Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, Lima, Peru - 1975

Research Interests

    • nanotechnology
    • analysis, design and simulation of systems and materials of nanometer dimensions, especially those for the development of nanosensors and molecular electronics
    • design smaller electronic devices and other systems in order to increase their efficiency, speed and energy savings, as well as reduce their costs.
    • Has developed new scenarios for molecular devices and systems using molecular potentials and molecular vibrations for processing and transport of information at nanometer scales.

Awards & Honors

  • Holder of the Fox Professorship

Selected Publications

  • Selis, L. A.; Seminario, J. M., Dendrite Formation in Silicon Anodes of Lithium-Ion Batteries. Royal Society of Chemistry - Advances 2018, 8, 5255-5267.
  • Roman-Vicharra, C.; Franco-Gallo, F.; Alaminsky, R. J.; Galvez-Aranda, D. E.; Balbuena, P. B.; Seminario, J. M., Sigma-Holes in Battery Materials Using Iso-Electrostatic Potential Surfaces. Crystals 2018, 8, 1-13.
  • Kumar, N.; Seminario, J. M., Molecular Dynamics Study of Thrombin Capture by Aptamers TBA26 and TBA29 Coupled to a DNA Origami. Molecular Simulations 2018, 44, 9, 749-756.
  • Jha, S.; Ponce, V.; Seminario, J. M., Investigating the Effects of Vacancies on Self-Diffusion in Silicon Clusters Using Classical Molecular Dynamics. J. Mol. Model. 2018, 24, 1-16.
  • Galvez-Aranda, D. E.; Seminario, J. M., Simulations of a LiF Solid Electrolyte Interphase Cracking on Silicon Anodes Using Molecular Dynamics. J. Electrochem. Soc. 2018, 165, A717-A730
  • Bobadilla, A. D.; Ocola, L. E.; Sumant, A. V.; Kaminski, M.; Seminario, J. M., PMMA Assisted Nanoscale Patterning of Graphene. J. Vac. Sci. Technol., A 2018, 2018.
  • Yu, J.; Xie, L.-H.; Li, J.-R.; Ma, Y.; Seminario, J. M.; Balbuena, P. B., CO2 Capture and Separations Using MOFs: Computational and Experimental Studies. Chem. Rev. 2017, 117, 9674–9754.
  • Ponce, V.; Galvez-Aranda, D. E.; Seminario, J. M., Analysis of a Li-Ion Nanobattery with Graphite Anode Using Molecular Dynamics Simulations. J. Phys. Chem. C 2017, 121, 12959–12971.
  • Galvez-Aranda, D. E.; Ponce, V.; Seminario, J. M., Molecular Dynamics Simulations of the First Charge of a Li-Ion—Si-Anode Nanobattery. J. Mol. Model. 2017, 23, 120.
  • Benitez, L.; Seminario, J. M., Ion Diffusivity through the Solid Electrolyte Interphase in Lithium-Ion Batteries. J. Electrochem. Soc. 2017, 164, E3159-E3170.