California State University Bakersfield

Department of Physics and Engineering

People


Dr. Luis Cabrales

Luis Edgar Cabrales Arriaga was born in Tampico, Mexico. He received a BS in Chemical Engineering at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Tamaulipas in Altamira, Mexico. He gained experience working as an engineer at M&G Polymers, one of the largest polyester producers in the world. Afterwards, he went on to earn an MS in Chemical Engineering at Texas Tech University (TTU) working on research projects related to polymer science. Then, he joined the Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute (FBRI) at TTU as a research associate. While working at the Institute, he earned a Ph.D. with specialization in Fibers and Biopolymers from TTU in 2011. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics and Engineering at California State University-Bakersfield. His research interests are in the areas of functionalization of polymeric surfaces to impart antibacterial, hydrophobic, UV protection, photocatalytic, and oleophobic properties to textile materials. He is also interested in the study of cellulose materials and the synthesis of polyesters from renewable resources, their characterization and their processing. At CSUB, he continues to work on research related to materials and polymer science and engineering while initiating the engineering sciences program.


Undergraduate Students

Karla Calderon
BS in Chemistry (Expected graduation spring 2015)
Research project: Synthesis and characterization of polyesters derived from renewable resources

Karla

Irvin Hinojosa
BS in Engineering Sciences with emphasis in Petroleum Engineering (Expected graduation spring 2014)
BS in Chemistry (Expected graduation spring 2015)
Research project: Synthesis and characterization of polyesters derived from renewable resources

Irvin

Felipe Valencia
BS in Engineering Sciences with emphasis in Petroleum Engineering, minor in Mathematics(Expected graduation spring 2015)
Research project: Surface modification with POSS