FB Pixel Skip to Main Content
Hector Morales Espejo

Hector Morales Espejo

Lecturer in Engineering


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


Courses Taught

  • CHEM 101: Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 112: General Chemistry Laboratory I
  • CHEM 114: General Chemistry Laboratory II
  • CHEM 121: General Chemistry for Engineers
  • PHYS 170: Principles of Physics I
  • PHYS 200: General Physics I
  • PHYS 251: Dynamics
  • ENGR224: Materials Science
  • ENGR363: Mechanics of Solids
  • MCEN3012: Thermodynamics I


  • 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

Take the Next Step

Apply to Western

Apply to Western

We understand that applying to a university can be daunting, which is why we make our admission process as simple and straightforward as possible. Learn more about applying to your program of choice at Western.

Visit Western

Visit Western

The best way to find out what makes Western such a special place is to experience it for yourself. Our student-led tours give you an insider’s perspective on everything from academics to student life.

Alumni Community

Alumni Community

We keep the Mountaineer spirit going strong within our alumni community. Whether getting together with friends at an annual event, making a donation or mentoring a student, graduates continue to play an important role in the Western community.