José Bonilla Cruz

Phone: +52 (81) 1156 0809
  • Ph.D., Research Center for Applied Chemistry (CIQA) (2008); PhD.Thesis: "Synthesis of Copolymers with Controlled Graft and their Use as Compatibilizers of Polymer Blends". Advisor: PhD. Enrique Saldívar-Guerra. Short-term stances during my PhD: UT-Austin-USA with Prof. D. R. Paul, TU/e The Netherlands with Prof. U. Shubert/C. Guerrero-Sánchez, BUAP-Mex. with Dr. V. Chapela, Dra. J. Percino.

  • MSc. in Chemical Engineering (Instituto Tecnológico de Celaya, 2000-2002)
  • Industrial Sector (Researcher at CID-Kuo group, 2001-2004)
  • Associate Professor (Iberoamericana University-UIA, 2002-2004)

Professional Achievements
1 international and 1 national (Mexican) patents; development of 2 polymeric materials using nanopaticles from the laboratory level to industrial scale. 3 years of industrial experience in R&D, 9 papers in indexed international scientific journals, 1 book chapters in international books, and several papers given in national and international scientific meetings. Level 1 National Researcher (SNI). He has supervised 2 BS theses, 2 MS and 2 PhD theses. Referee for evaluation of scientific proposals presented to CONACYT. Member of The American Chemical Society. PMSE (ACS) and The Polymeric Mexican Society (SPM). Awards: The best PhD. Thesis in polymer science (2009).

Professor Jose Bonilla research interests include the broad areas of polymer science and engineering and chemical engineering.  Current research involves various aspects of synthesis of well defined polymeric structures, controlled radical polymerization (CRP) by nitroxide (NMRP), polymer chain end functionalization and synthesis of block copolymers, controlled graft polymerization as compatibilizers of immiscible polymers, new methods of functionalization of nanoparticles and their dispersion in polymeric matrices, exfoliation and functionalization of graphite nanoplatelets and their dispersion in polymeric matrices, polymeric materials-properties, composites, kinetic and simulation of SFRP. All of these topics have been included into the courses at CIMAV and significant industrial collaboration is involve in most of this research.

Five Selected Publications
  • "Amphiphilic Block Copolymers from Hydroxyl-Terminated Polymers Functionalized with TEMPO. A New Synthesis Method Using Oxoammonium Salts (Halogen-Nitroxide)" José Bonilla-Cruz, Tania E. Lara-Ceniceros, D. G. Ramírez-Wong, Enrique Saldívar-Guerra, F. Pérez-Rodríguez, Uriel Márquez-Lamas.  Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, in press (2011).

  • ''Grafting-from" of poly[styrene-co-maleic anhydride] onto polydienes using nitroxide chemistry Controlled" José Bonilla-Cruz, Carlos Guerrero-Sánchez, Ulrich S. Schubert, Enrique Saldívar-Guerra. European Polymer Journal,  2010. 46, 298.

  • "Progress in Controlled Grafting-From by Nitroxide Chemistry" Enrique Saldívar-Guerra, José Bonilla-Cruz, Brenda Hernández-Mireles, Grisel Ramírez-Manzanares. Macromolecular Symposia, 2009, 283-284, 110-119.

  • "Controlled  Grafting-from of Polystyrene on Polybutadiene. Mechanistic and Spectroscopic Evidence of the Functionalization of Polybutadiene with 4-oxo-TEMPO" José Bonilla-Cruz,  Enrique Saldívar-Guerra, J. Román Torres-Lubián, Ramiro Guerrero-Santos, Bruno López-Carpy, Gabriel Luna-Bárcenas. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2008, 209-21, 2268-2283.

  • "Towards Controlled Graft Poymerization of Poly [styrene-co-(maleic anhydride)] on Functionalized Silica Mediated by Oxoaminium Bromide Salt. Facile Synthetic Pathway Using Nitroxide Chemistry" José Bonilla-Cruz, Tania Lara-Ceniceros, Enrique Saldívar-Guerra, Enrique Jiménez-Regalado, . Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2007, 28, 1397.