Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1996
M.S.E., University of Pennsylvania, 1983
B.S., Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Argentina, 1973
Awards & Honors
NSF/POWRE award, 1997
NSF/CAREER award, 1999
GPSA Professorship, 2005
Dr. Balbuena's research focuses on the prediction of physical and chemical properties of materials using atomic-level simulations. She has contributed to an improved design of power sources such as lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells, and to the development of new materials for catalytic processes.
Jiamei Yu and Perla B. Balbuena, “Water effects on post-combustion CO2 capture in Mg-MOF-74,” J. Phys. Chem. C, 117, 3383-3388, (2013).
Jian-Rong Li, Jiamei Yu, Weigang Lu, Lin-Bing Sun, Julian Sculley, Perla B. Balbuena, and Hong-Cai Zhou, “Porous Materials with Pre-Designed Single-Molecular Traps for CO2 Capture,” Nature Comm., 4:1538, (2013); doi: 10.1038/ncomms2552
Julibeth M. Martinez de la Hoz and Perla B. Balbuena, “'Local surface structure effect on reactivity of molecules confined between metallic surfaces,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., DOI: 10.1039/c2cp43517a, 15, 1647-1654, (2013).
A. Javier, D. Li, P. B. Balbuena, and M. P. Soriaga, “Simulation of scanning tunneling microscope image of benzene chemisorbed on a Pd(111) electrode surface by density functional theory,” Reports in Electrochemistry, 3, 1-5 (2013).
F. A. Cabrales-Navarro, J. L. Gomez-Ballesteros, and P. B. Balbuena, “Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Metal-Organic Frameworks as Membranes for Gas Mixtures Separation,” J. Memb. Sci., 428, 241-250, (2013).
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