Hector Morales Espejo

Hector Morales Espejo

Rady Lecturer in Chemistry and Physics


B.E., Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Chemical Engineering, 2003, M.E., Universidad Virtual del Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Quality and Productivity Systems, 2009, M.Sc., Universite Lille I and Universita di Bologna, Spectroscopy in Chemistry, 2011, Ph.D., Purdue University, Materials Science and Engineering, 2018


Courses Taught

  • CHEM 101: Introduction to inorganic chemistry
  • CHEM 121: General chemistry for engineers
  • CHEM 112: General chemistry laboratory
  • PHYS 200: Physics


  • Espejo, H. and D. Bahr (2017). Substrate cracking in Ti-6Al-4V driven by pulsed laser irradiation and oxidation. Surface and Coatings Technology 322: 46 – 50. DOI: 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2017.05.001
  • Espejo, H. and D. Bahr (2019). Application of oxidized metallic surfaces as a medium to store biochemical agents with antimicrobial properties. Surface and Coatings Technology 372: 312 – 318. DOI: 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2019.05.059
  • Espejo, H., S. Díaz, L. Stanciu and D. Bahr (2019). Nisin infusion into surface cracks in oxide coatings to create an antibacterial metallic surface. Materials Science and Engineering: C 105: 110034. DOI: 10.1016/j.msec.2019.110034