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Chemistry Department


Martha Laura López Assistant Professor
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phone: (787) 832-4040 ext. 2171
fax: (787) 265-3849
email: martha.lopez@upr.edu
office: Q-274
website: Not available
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Education

Ph.D. University of Texas at El Paso, 2007

Recognitions

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Teaching Interests

 

Research Interests

Dr. López Moreno research is oriented to phytoremediation of soils and waste waters using several plant species capable to accumulate different heavy metals in their tissues. Dr. López research group study the ability of plants to uptake, transport, and storage heavy metals,to give an insight about binding mechanisms involved in the uptake and transformation of heavy metals, and to evaluate the potential toxic effects of these metals inside living plants. In addition, Dr López is also interested to study the interaction, transformation, and toxicity of some nanomaterials to some edible, desert, and tropical plants. Dr. López is interested in developing and improving economic and environmental effective methods for removing heavy metals and nanomaterials from wastewaters and soils. Dr López research involves application of different analytical techniques to the analysis of environmental samples.

Selected Publications

  1. M.L. López-Moreno1, L. Lugo Avilés1, J. Lugo Rosas2, J.A. Hernandez-Viezcas3, J.R. Peralta-Videa3, Jorge L. Gardea-Torresdey. Sewage Sludge as Amendment for Tropical Soils: Effect on Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) Growth and Development (2015) International Journal of Biological, Food, Veterinary and Agricultural Engineering Vol 9 (4), 335-341.
     
  2. de la Rosa, G ; Lopez-Moreno, M L ; De Haro, D ; Botez, Cristian E ; Peralta-Videa, Jose R ; Gardea-Torresdey, Jorge  -  (2013). Effects of ZnO nanoparticles in alfalfa, tomato, and cucumber at the germination stage: root development and X-ray absorption spectroscopy studies. Pure and Applied Chemistry. (In press).
     
  3. De la Rosa, G., López-Moreno,  M.L., Hernández-Viescaz, J., Peralta-Videa, J.R., Gardea-Torresdey, J.L. (2011). Toxicity and biotransformation of ZnO nanoparticles in the desert plants Prosopis juliflora-velutina, Salsola tragus and Parkinsonia florida. International Journal of Nanotechnology 8, Nos. 6/7, 492-506.
     
  4. López-Moreno, M. L., De la Rosa, G., Hernández-Viezcas, J. A., Castillo-Michel, H., Botez, C. E., Peralta-Videa, J. R., Gardea-Torresdey, J. L. (2010). Evidence of the differential biotransformation and genotoxicity of ZnO and CeO2 nanoparticles on soybean (Glycine max) plants. Environmental Science and Technology 44(19), 7315–7320.
     
  5. López-Moreno, M. L., De la Rosa, G., Hernandez-Viezcas, J. A., Peralta-Videa, J. R., Gardea-Torresdey, J. L. (2010). X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS) Corroboration of the Uptake and Storage of CeO2 Nanoparticles and Assessment of Their Differential Toxicity in Four Edible Plant Species. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 58 (6) 3689-3693. De la Rosa, G., López-Moreno,  M.L., Hernández-Viescaz, J., Peralta-Videa, J.R., Gardea-Torresdey, J.L. (2010). Toxicity and biotransformation of ZnO nanoparticles in the desert plants Prosopis juliflora-velutina, Salsola tragus and Parkinsonia florida. International Journal of Nanotechnology 8, (6/7), 492-506.