Noe Alvarez

Noe T Alvarez

Assistant Professor

Rieveschl Hall


A&S Chemistry - 0172

Professional Summary

My research interests are focused on carbon nanomaterials synthesis, assembly into macroscopic materials and their applications. Among the nanomaterials synthesized in my Lab are carbon nanotubes that are assembled into nanometer films and microscopic fibers with unique properties compared to macroscopic materials. Current applications are oriented to electrochemical and physiological sensors, as well as energy storage devices. I collaborate with faculty from engineering, Biology, and UC Medical school for the development of useful technological applications. Students in my group will be exposed to engineering aspects of nanomaterials development besides of the fundamental chemistry such as synthesis and electrochemistry.

Noe Alvarez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry. He received his Ph. D. in Chemistry from Rice University (2010), where he worked at the Richard Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology under supervision of James M. Tour and Robert H. Hauge on multiple aspects of single-walled CNTs. He earned M.Sc. from McNeese State University (2004), and B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering at the Universidad Mayor de San Simon (Bolivia). After graduating from Rice he spent 6 months working on nanotube synthesis at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST – Japan). He has received a NASA tech award (2011) for his contribution to the development of scientific and technical innovation. 
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Ph. D.: Rice University Houston, TX, 2010 (Nanomaterials Chemistry)

M.Sc.: McNeese State University Lake Charles, LA, 2004 (Physical Organic Chemistry)

B. Sc.: Universidad Mayor de San Simon Cochabamba, Bolivia, 1997 (Industrial Engineering)

Research and Practice Interests

Carbon and metal hybrid nanomaterials: synthesis and applications as electrochemical sensors.
Biomaterials and detection of biomolecules.
Energy Storage devices, supercapacitors and batteries based on carbon nanotube and graphene assemblies  

Research Support

Investigators:N. T. Alvarez and V. Shanov 04-15-2017 -04-14-2018 UC Technology Commercialization Accelerator Nano materials based Energy-efficient Electric Heating-elements Role:PI 40,000 Active Type:Grant

Grant: #NNC16CA17C Investigators:V. Shannov and N. Alvarez 07-01-2016 -06-30-2018 NASA Structural Energy Storage Devices Role:CoPI 160,000 Active Type:Grant Level:National

Investigators:N. T. Alvarez, E. Haynes, W. Heineman and V. Shanov 08-01-2016 -07-30-2017 UC Office of VP for Research Cadmium Sensor for Water and Body Fluids Role:PI 35,000 Completed Type:Grant

Grant: #UCRI 1089 11-01-2017 -09-30-2018 Phase 1B & 2 Heavy Metal Sensors - Anodic Stripping Voltammetry based on Carbon Nanotube Sensor Role:PI 159,647.00 Active

Grant: #UCRI 1044 08-01-2017 -08-31-2017 AOSmith Carbon nanotube based electrochemical sensor for Lead detection in drinking water Role:PI 10,000.00 Completed

Investigators:N. T. Alvarez 01-05-2018 -12-30-2018 UC international Faculty –Led Study Abroad Mentoring Grant 2017-2018 Tackling global Problems through Interantional Collaborative Science Role:PI 2,900 Active Level:International

Grant: #URS Strategic Collaborative Grants AY2017-2018 Investigators:Alvarez, Noe 08-01-2016 -07-31-2017 UC Cadmium Sensor for Water and Body Fluids Role:PI $35,000.00 Active

Grant: #GN 011227/NAVYN6833517C0592 Investigators:Alvarez, Noe; Shanov, Vesselin 11-01-2017 -10-31-2018 Department of the Navy Spreadable, Reusable and Disposable Resistive Heater for Out-of-Autoclave Composite Curing Repair Role:Collaborator $67,500.00 Active

Grant: #F100298-6264300000 Investigators:Noe Alvarez and Elke Buschbeck 01-01-2019 -06-30-2019 UCGNI/NRC Carbon nanotube microwires for long-term neural recording and stimulation Role:PI 25,000 Active Type:Grant Level:University

Grant: #Kroger_Exhibit A under the Master Investigators:Alvarez, Noe 03-20-2020 -04-30-2020 Kroger Company Kroger Co: Ammonia Sensor Development Role:PI $10,000.00 Active

Grant: #1014904 Investigators:Alvarez, N. 02-15-2019 -05-15-2020 AOSmith Heavy metal sensor development based on carbon nanomaterials Role:PI 267,050.00 Active Type:Grant Level:National

Investigators:Alvarez, N T 08-15-2019 -08-14-2020 UC international abroad studies Creation and Dissemination of Undergraduate Research Culture Role:PI 5,000.00 Withdrawn Type:Fellowship Level:University

Grant: #IIP-2016484 Investigators:Alvarez, Noe; Shanov, Vesselin 08-15-2020 -07-31-2023 National Science Foundation Partnership for Innovation in Developing and Commercializing of a Sensors for Heavy Metals in Water Role:Collaborator $549,998.00

Grant: #1016907 Investigators:Alvarez, Noe 01-04-2021 -04-30-2021 Kroger Company Ammonia sensor development. (SOW2 Kroger - Freshness Sensor Development) Role:PI $109,779.00

Grant: #Kroger Facility Use Agreement Investigators:Alvarez, Noe 01-30-2021 -01-30-2022 Kroger Company Facilities Use Agreement-Ammonia Sensor Development Role:PI 18,253.00 Active Type:Contract

Grant: #1017795 Investigators:Alvarez, Noe 05-03-2021 -08-27-2021 Kroger Company Ammonia sensor development. (SOW3 Kroger - Freshness Sensor Development) Role:PI 68,324.00 Completed

Grant: #INTERN Investigators:Noe Alvarez 07-01-2021 -12-31-2021 NSF NSF Non-Academic Research Internship for Graduate Student (Kiera Gazica) Role:PI 54,549 Completed Type:Grant

Investigators:Alvarez, Noe 09-01-2021 -12-30-2021 Kroger Company Ammonia sensor development.(SOW4 Kroger - Freshness Sensor Development) Role:PI 0.00 Hold Level:Industry

Grant: #1017688 Investigators:Alvarez, Noe 09-01-2021 -12-30-2021 Kroger Company Ammonia sensor development. (SOW4 Kroger - Freshness Sensor Development) Role:PI 99,700.00 Active

Investigators:Alvarez, Noe 09-01-2021 -12-30-2021 Kroger Company Ammonia sensor development.(SOW4 Kroger - Freshness Sensor Development) Role:PI 0.00 Hold Level:Industry

Investigators:Alvarez, Noe 05-01-2022 -08-31-2022 Kroger Company SOW #6 Kroger Ammonia Sensor Project Role:PI 63393.00 Hold Level:Industry

Investigators:Alvarez, Noe 02-01-2022 -01-31-2023 Kroger Company Kroger Facilities Use Agreement #2 Role:PI 24,129.00 Active

Grant: #R21NS125461 Investigators:Alvarez, Noe 06-01-2022 -05-31-2024 National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Development of carbon-nanotube fiber based microelectrode array for neuroscience Role:PI 431394.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Investigators:Alvarez, Noe 01-01-2022 -04-30-2022 Kroger Company Kroger SOW#5 - Freshness Sensor Project Role:PI 99,904.00 Active

Grant: #AFRL/RX Education Partnership Agreement Investigators:Alvarez, Noe 02-01-2022 -01-31-2027 Air Force Research Laboratory AFRL - educational partnership agreement (renewal) Role:PI 0.00 Hold Level:Federal

Abbreviated Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

N.T. Alvarez, E. Buschbeck, S. Miller, A. D. Le, V. K. Gupta, I. Vilinsky, C. Ruhunage and Y. Ma; Carbon Nanotube Microelectrodes  for Neural Recording and Stimulation, ACS Appl. Bio Mater, 2020 3, 6478-6487.

X. Sun, A. Arvanitis, D. Damma, N. T. Alvarez, V. Shanov, P. G. Smirniotis and J. Dong; Carbon nanotube formation on Cr-Doped ferrite catalyst during water gas shift membrane reaction: mechanistic implications and extended studies on dry gas conversion; Catalyst; 2020; 10, 927.

D. DeArmond, L. Zhang, R. Malik, K. V. Krishna Reddy, N. T. Alvarez, M. Haase, Y-Y Hsieh, S. N. Kanakaraj, N. Oslin, J. Brunemann, J. Daum and V. Shanov; Scalable CVD synthesis of three-dimensional graphene from cast catalyst; Mat. Sci. Eng. B.; 2020; 254, 114510.

P. Gupta, K. Tsai, C.K. Ruhunage, V.K. Gupta, C. E. Rahm, D. Jiang, and N. T. Alvarez; Picomolar detection of neurotransmitters and in-situ cell-released dopamine monitoring at carbon-nanotube open ends; ACS Analytical Chemistry, 2020; 92; 8536-8545.

C.E. Rahm, F. Torres-Canas, P. Gupta, P. Poulin, and N. T. Alvarez; Inkjet printed multi-walled carbon nanotube sensor for the detection of lead in drinking water; Electroanalysis 2020; 32; 1533-1545.

K. Gazica, E. FitzGerald, G. Dangel, E.N. Haynes, J. Yadav and N.T. Alvarez; Towards on-site detection of cadmium in human urine; J of Electroanalytical Chemistry; 2020; 859; 113808.

P.K. Adusei, S. Gbordzoe, N. T. Alvarez, V. Shanov, et. al.;  Fabrication and study of supercapacitor electrodes based on oxygen plasma functionalized carbon nanotube fibers; J of Energy Chem.; 2020; 40, 120-131.

P. Gupta, R. Lazenby, C.E. Rahm, W. Heineman, E. Buschbeck, R. White, and N.T. Alvarez; Electrochemistry of controlled-diameter carbon-nanotube fibers at the cross section and the sidewall; ACS Appl Energy Mater, 2019 2, 8757-8766.

P.K. Adusei, S.N. Kanakaraj, N.T. Alvarez, V. Shanov, et al.; A scalable nano-engineering method to synthesize 3D-graphene carbon nanotube hybrid fibers for supercapacitor applications; Electrochimica Acta, 2019, 312, 411-423.

M. E. Weese, R. A. Krevh, Y. Li, N. T. Alvarez, and A. E. Ross; Defect sites modulate fouling resistance on carbon nanotube fiber electrodes; ACS Sensor, 2019; 4, 1001-1007.

N. T. Alvarez, P. Miller, M Haase, R. Lobo, R. Malik, and V. Shanov; Tayloring physical properties of carbon nanotube threads during assembly; Carbon, 2019; 144; 55-62.

S. Gbordzoe; P. K. Adusei; D. Chauhan; N. T. Alvarez; M. R. Haase; K. Mansari; S. Kanakaraj; Y. Hsieh; V. Shanov; A simple two-step process for producing strong and aligned carbon nanotube-polymer composite; J of Carbon Research; 2019; 5, 35; doi:10.3390/c5030035

Y.Y. Hsieh, L. Zhang, D. DeArmond, S.N. Kanakaraj, P.K. Adusei, N.T. Alvarez; Integrated graphene-sulfur cathode and separator with plasma enhancement for Li-S batteries; Carbon; 2018; 139, 1093-1103.

S. Kanakaraj; N. Alvarez; S. Gbordzoe; M. S. Lucas; B. Maruyama; R. Noga; Y. Hsieh and V. Shanov; Improved dry spinning process at elevated temperatures from making uniform and high strength CNT fibers; Mater. Res. Express; 2018; 5, 065036.

N. Alvarez; R. Noga; So-R. Chae; G. Sorial; H. Ryu and V. Shanov; Heatable carbon nanotube composite membranes for sustainable recovery from biofouling; Biofouling; 2017; 33, 847-854.

D. Zhao; D. Siebold; N. T. Alvarez, V. Shanov and W. Heyneman; Carbon nanotube thread electrochemical cell: detection of heavy metals; Anal Chem; 2017; 89, 9654-9663.

N. Keaton; N. Alvarez; V. Shanov; A. Vonderheide; Carbon nanotube fiber ionization mass spectrometry: A fundamental study of a multi-walled carbon nanotube functionalized corona discharge pin for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon analysis; J of American Society for Mass Spectrometry; 2017; 28, 2408-2413.

S. Gbordzoe; S. Yarmolenko; S. Kanakaraj; M. R. Haase; N. T. Alvarez; R. Borgemenke; P. K. Adusei; V. Shanov; Effects of laser cutting on the structure al and mechanical properties of carbon nanotube assemblages Materials Science and Engineering B; 2017; 223, 143-152.

L. Zhang, D. DeArmond, N. T. Alvarez; R. Malik; N. Oslin; C. McConell; P. K. Adusei; Y. Hsieh; V. Shanov; Flexible micro-supercapacitor based on graphene with three-dimensional structure Small; 2017; 1603114.

D. Zhao; L. Zhang; D. Siebold; D. DeArmond; N. T. Alvarez; V. Shanov; W. R. Heineman; Electrochemical studies of three-dimensional graphene foam as an electrode material; Electroanalysis 2017; 29(6), 1506-1512.

S. Gbordzoe; S. Yarmolenko; Y. Hsieh; P. K. Adusei; N. T. Alvarez; S. Fialkova; V. Shanov; Three-dimensional texture analysis of aligned carbon nanotube structures; Carbon 2017; 121, 591-601.

R. Malik; L. Zhang; C. McConnell; M. Schott; Y. Hsieh; R. Noga; N. T. Alvarez; V. Shanov; Three-dimensional, free-standing polyaniline/carbon nanotube composite-based electrode for high-performance supercapacitors; Carbon; 2017; 116, 579-590.

Ayub, M.; Zander, A.C.; Howard, C.Q.; Cazzolato, B.S.; Huang, D.M.; Shanov, V.N.; Alvarez, N.T. Normal incidence acoustic absorption characteristics of a carbon nanotube forest. Applied Acoustics; 2017, 127, 223-239.

Q. Yu; X. Zhu; N. T. Alvarez; P. Miller; M. R. Haase; V. Shanov; R. Malik; M Schulz; V. Shanov; Mechanical Strength Improvements of Carbon Nanotube Threads through Epoxy Cross-Linking; Materials 2016, 9 (68); 1-12.

S. D. Keller, A. I. Zaghloul, N. T. Alvarez, et al. Effects of metal nanoparticle doping and in-situ atmospheric pressure plasma treatment on carbon nanotube sheet antenna performance; IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters; 2016; PP; 1076-1079.

R. Malik, C. McConnell, N. T. Alvarez; M. Haase, S. Gbordzoe and V. Shanov; Rapid, in-situ plasma functionalization of carbon nanotubes for improved CNT/epoxy composites; RSC Advances; 2016; 6, 108840-108850.

Q. Yu, N. T. Alvarez, et al.; Mechanical strength improvements of carbon nanotube threads through epoxy cross-linking; Materials.; 2016, 9, 68 (1-12).

F. Bosia, E. Lepore, N. T. Alvarez, P. Miller, V. Shanov and N. Pugno; Knotted sysnthetic polymer or carbon nanotube microfibers with enhanced toughness up to 1400 J/g, Carbon; 2016, 102, 116-125.

Lu Zhang, D. DeArmond, N. T. Alvarez, et al.; Beyond graphene foam, a new form of three-dimensional graphene for supercapacitor electrode, J. Mater. Chem A; Materials for Energy and Sustainability; 2016; 4, 1876-1886.

J. F. Niven, M. A. White, N. T. Alvarez, et al.; Influence of annealing on thermal and electrical properties of carbon nanotube yarns, Carbon; 2016, 99, 485-490.

T. Wang; D. Zhao; N. Alvarez; et al.; Optically transparent carbon nanotube film electrode for thin layer spectroelectrochemistry; Anal Chem; 2015; 87, 9687-9695.

M. Haase, N. T. Alvarez, R. Malik, M. Schulz, V. Shanov; Unifying the templating effects of anodized porous alumina on metal nanoparticles for carbon nanotube synthesis; J. Nanopart Res 2015; 17, 359 (1-8).

Y. Koo, R. Malik, N. T. Alvarez, et al.; Free-standing carbon nanotube-titania photoactive sheets; J Colloid and Intef. Sci.; 2015; 448; 148-155.

J. Sullivan, J., Schulz, N. T. Alvarez et al.; Carbon nanotube fabric cooling system for firefighters and first responders: modeling and simulations; J. of Fiber Bioeng and Informatics, 2015; 8, 1-12.

N. T. Alvarez, P. Miller, et al.; Carbon nanotube assembly at near-industrial natural-fiber spinning rates; Carbon, 2015; 86, 350-357.

Lu Zhang, N. T. Alvarez, et al.; Preparation and characterization of graphene paper for electromagnetic interference and shielding, Carbon; 2015, 82, 353-359.

M. Zhang, N. T. Alvarez, et al.; A corrugated graphene-carbon nanotube composite as electrode material, Nanolife; 2014, 4, 1441019.

Y. Song, A. Hehr, V. Shanov, N. T. Alvarez, et al.; Carbon nanotube sensor thread for distributed strain and damage monitoring on IM7/977-3 composites; Smart Materials and Structures; 2014, 23, 075008.

Y. Koo, R. Malik, N. T. Alvarez, et al.; Aligned carbon nanotube/copper sheets: a new electrocatalyst for CO2 reduction to hydrocarbons; RSC Advances; 2014, 4, 16362-16367.

N. T. Alvarez, V. Sahnov, et al.; Polymer coating of carbon nanotube fibers for electrical microcables; Nanomater.; 2014, 4, 879-893, 2014.

D. Zhao, X. Guo, T. Wang, N. T. Alvarez, B. Heyneman et al.; Simultaneous detection of heavy metals by anodic stripping voltammetry using carbon nanotube thread, Electroanalysis; 2014, 26 488-496.

S. Keller, A. I. Zaghloul, V. Shanov, M. J. Schulz, D. B. Mast and N. T. Alvarez; Electromagnetic simulation and measurement of carbon nanotube thread dipole antennas; IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology; 2014, 13, 394-403.

V. Shanov, Cho, W., Malik, R.; N. T. Alvarez, et al., CVD growth, characterization and applications of carbon nanostructured materials; Surface and Coatings Technology; 2013, 230, 77-86.

X. Guo, W. H. Lee, Noe Alvarez et al., Detection of trace zinc by an electrochemical microsensor based on carbon nanotube threads; Electroanalysis; 2013, 25, 1-6.

S. D. Keller, N. T. Alvarez et al.; Radiation performance of polarization selective carbon nanotube sheet patch antennas; IEEE Transaction on Antennas and Propagation; 2013, PP 99,1-8 (DOI 10.1109/TAP.2013.2287272).

N. T. Alvarez, Feng Li, Cary L. Pint, John T. Mayo, Ezekial Fisher, James M. Tour, Vicki Colvin and Robert H. Hauge; Uniform large diameter carbon nanotubes in vertical arrays from near-monodisperse pre-made nanopaticles; Chemistry of Materials; 2011, 23, 3466-3475.

N. T. Alvarez, C. E. Hamilton, C. L. Pint, A. Orbaek, J. Yao, A. R. Barron, J. M. Tour and R. H. Hauge; Alumoxanes substrates for large scale production of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes; ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces; 2010, 2(7), 1851-1856.

N. T. Alvarez, A. Orbaek, A. R. Barron, J. M. Tour and R. H. Hauge; Dendrimer assisted Fe nanoparticle monolayer self-assembly for vertical array of carbon nanotube growth; ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces; 2010, 2(1), 15-18.

C. L. Pint, Y. Q. Xu, S. Moghazi, T. Cherukuri, N. T. Alvarez, S. K. Dorn, J. Kono, M. Pasquali and R. H. Hauge, Dry contact transfer printing of aligned carbon nanotube patterns and characterization of their optical properties for diameter distribution and alignment; ACS Nano; 2010, 4, 1131-1145.

N. T. Alvarez , C. L. Pint, R. H. Hauge and J. M. Tour; Abrasion as a catalyst deposition technique for carbon nanotube growth; J. Am. Chem. Soc.; 2009, 131, 15041-15048.

C. L. Pint, N. T. Alvarez and R. H. Hauge, “Odako” growth of dense array of single-walled carbon nanotubes bound to carbon surfaces; Nano Research; 2009, 2, 526-534.

N. T. Alvarez.; C. Kitrell; H. K. Schmidt; R. H. Hauge; P. S. Engel; J. M. Tour; Selective photochemical functionalization of surfactant-dispersed single wall carbon nanotubes in water; J. Am. Chem. Soc.; 2008, 130 14227-14233.

H. Peng; N. T. Alvarez; C. Kittrell; R. H. Hauge; H. K. Schmidt; Dielectrophoresis field flow fractionation of single-walled carbon Nanotubes; J. Am. Chem. Soc.; 2006, 8396-8397.

R. W. Darbeau; N. T. Alvarez; G. A. Trahan; F. R. Fronczek; Investigating the reaction of N-carbobenzoxy-O-carbobenzoxy- hydroxylamine with dimethyl sulfoxide: formation of S,S-Dimethyl-N-[(phenylmethoxy)- carbonyl]sulfoximine; Journal of Organic Chemistry;  (2005), 70(23), 9599-9602.

R. W. Darbeau; N. T. Alvarez; R. N. Aymond; N-Nitrosoamide-mediated N → O nitroso transfer to alcohols with subsequent denitroxylation; Journal of Organic Chemistry; (2005), 70(8), 3225-3230.

R. Lobo, N. T. Alvarez, V. Shanov; Hydrogen metrology in advanced carbon nanomaterials electrodesNanomaterials, 2021, 11; 1079.

C. O’Neill, M. B. Johnson, D. DeArmond, L. Zhang, N.T. Alvarez, V. N. Shanov and M. A. White; Thermal conductivity of 3-dimensional graphene papersCarbon Trends 2021; 4; 100041.

P. Gupta, C. E. Rahm, D. Jiang, V.K. Gupta, W. R. Heineman, G. Justin and N. T. AlvarezParts per trillion detection of heavy metals in as-in tap water using carbon nanotube microelectrodesAnalytica Chim Acta, 2021, 1155; 338353.

P. Gupta, V. Gupta, and N. T. Alvarez et al.Highly sensitive non-enzymatic glucose sensor based on carbon nanotube microelectrodes setSensors & Actuators B, 2021, 348; 130688.

P. Gupta, C. E. Rahm, B. Griesmer and N. T. AlvarezCarbon nanotube microelectrode set: detection of biomolecules to heavy metalsACS Analytical Chemistry, 2021, 93; 7439.

G. Dangel, H. Kumakli, C. Rahm, R. White and N. T. AlvarezNanoelectrode ensembles consisting of carbon nanotubes; Appl. Sci., 2021, 11; 8399.

A. Huseinov, B. L. Weese, B. J. Brewer and N. T. AlvarezNear-electrode pH change for voltammetric detection of insoluble lead carbonateAnalytica Chim Acta, 2021, 1186; 339087.

E. Buschbeck, Anh Duc Le, C. Kelley, Md A. Hoque, and N.T. AlvarezFunctionalized carbon nanotube microfibers for chronic neural implantsJ of Neurosci Methods, 2021, 364, 109370.

C. P. Nawarathne, A. Hoque, C. Ruhunage, C. E. Rahm and N. T. AlvarezChemical bond formation between vertically aligned carbon nanotubes and metal substrates at low temperatures; Appl. Sci., 2021, 11; 9529.

A. Hoque, A. Ullah, B. S. Guiton and N. T. AlvarezPremade Nanoparticle Films for the Synthesis of Vertically Aligned Carbon NanotubesC J of Carbon Research, 2021, 7; 79.


Invited Presentations

N. T. Alvarez (07-12-2017. ) Monitoring Lead contamination in drinking water of identifying communities at risk .Confluence Water Technology Innovation Cluster- Ohio River Valley Region, Cincinnati OH. Level:Regional

N. T. Alvarez (07-10-2017. ) Carbon nanotube sensor for heavy metal detection in water .AOSmith corporation challenge, Milwaukee, WI. Level:National

N. T. Alvarez (09-29-2017. ) Carbon nanotube synthesis and applications .Departmental seminar at Wright State University (WSU), Dayton, OH. Level:University

N. T. Alvarez (10-19-2017. ) Carbon nanotube electrochemical sensors for quantifying heavy metal exposure .International Society of Exposure Science (ISES) Annual Meeting, Research Triangle Park, NC. Level:International

N. T. Alvarez (11-01-2017. ) Carbon nanomaterial assemblies for sensor applications .Chemistry department seminar - Northern Kentucky University (NKU), Covington, KY. Level:University

N. T. Alvarez (12-13-2017. ) Identifying communities at risk and monitoring Lead contamination in drinking water .Water Research Consortium Challenge Grant - Confluence, Cincinnati, OH. Level:Regional

N. T. Alvarez (03-2018. ) Carbon Nanotube Synthesis, Assembly and Bio Applications .Bordeaux University, Bordeaux - France.

Alvarez, N T (03-18-2019. ) Carbon Nanotube as Biomaterials .Bordeaux, France. Other Institution. . Level:International

Alvarez, N T (08-22-2019. ) Tayloring the Electrical Conductivity of Carbon Nanotube Threads During Assembly .American Association for Advances in Functional Materials, UCLA 2019, Los Angeles CA. Level:National

Alvarez, N T (08-26-2019. ) Carbon nanomaterial sensors for lead detection drinking water .ACS Fall 2019 National Meeting, San Diego. Level:National

Alvarez, N T (10-17-2019. ) The search for high-density fiber assemblies .Carbon nanotube Workshop, Yellow springs, OH. Level:Regional

Alvarez, N T (10-23-2019. ) Towards strong carbon nanotube fibers .Colloquium speaker, University of Kentucky, Lexington. Level:National

Alvarez, N T (12-05-2019. ) Carbon nanotube fibers for neural stimulation and recording .MRS FALL 2019, Boston MA . Level:National

Alvarez, N T (11-2020. ) Carbon Nanotube Synthesis, Fiber Assembly and Applications in Sensors .Engineering and Applied Sciences of UC, Cincinnati, OH. UC. .

Alvarez, N. T. (05-2021. ) 4. Carbon nanotube assemblies for neuroscience applications .239th ECS IMCS meeting 2021, Chicago, IL. Level:National

Alvarez, N. T. (10-2021. ) Carbon nanotube assemblies and electrochemistry at their tips and sidewalls .MUACC 2021, Columbus, OH. Level:Regional

Alvarez, N. T. (10-2021. ) Carbon nanotubes from synthesis to applications .Oesper Symposium, Cincinnati, OH. Level:National

Alvarez, N. T. (11-2021. ) Fabrication and characterization of nanoelectrode ensembles made of carbon nanotubes .Faradaic Discussions 2021, Online, UK. Level:International

Poster Presentations

N. T. Alvarez (10-2018. ) Carbon Nanotube Microelectrodes for Neuroscience Applications .Defense TechConnect Fall Summit, Tampa FL,. .

Fitzgerald, Elizabeth and Alvarez, Noe (11-2018. ) Identifying the metallic and semiconducting nature of carbon nanotubes by AFM .The 2018 Oesper Symposium , University of Cincinnati. . UC. . Level:National

Gazica, Kiera and Alvarez, Noe (11-2018. ) Detecting Cadmium in Simulated Urine with Glucose .The 2018 Oesper Symposium , Cincinnati. . UC. . Level:National

Kile, Angela; Rahm, Connor and Alvarez, Noe (11-2018. ) Ag/AgCl CArbon Nanotube Fibers as Pseudo-Reference Electrode .The 2018 Oesper Symposium , Cincinnati. . UC. . Level:National

Ogle, Emily and Alvarez, Noe (11-2018. ) Unconventional Metal Quantification in Carbon Nanotube Fibers .The 2018 Oesper Symposium , Cincinnati. . UC. . Level:National

Rahm, Connor and Alvarez, Noe (11-2018. ) Printed Carbon Electrodes for the Detection of Pb2+ in Drinking Water .The 2018 Oesper Symposium , Cincinnati. . UC. . Level:National

Russel, Amani and Alvarez, Noe (11-2018. ) Carbon Nanotube Composite Membranes to Eliminate Bacteria and Biofouling .The 2018 Oesper Symposium , Cincinnati. . UC. . Level:National

Hoque, A and Alvarez, N T (11-13-2019. ) Re-growth of carbon nanotubes using bi-metallics nanoparticles .2019 Oesper Symposium, Cincinnati, OH. . Level:Local

Huseinov, A and Alvarez, N T (11-13-2019. ) Reagent-free detection of different forms of lead .2019 Oesper Symposium, Cincinnati, OH. . Level:Local

Ruhunage, Ch and Alvarez N T (11-13-2019. ) Interaction of neurons with carbon nanotube assemblies .Oesper 2019 Sysmposium, Cincinnati, OH. .

Gazica, K and Alvarez, N T (11-13-2019. ) Carbon nanotube fiber pseudo reference electrode .Oesper symposium, Cincinnati, OH. .

Gupta, P and Alvarez, N T et al. (11-13-2019. ) Electrochemistry of carbon ante fiber at cross-section and sidewall .Oesper Symposium, Cincinnati, OH. .

Dangel, G; Gupta, P and Alvarez N T (11-13-2019. ) Development of carbon nanotube based nano channel .Oesper Symposium, Cincinnati, OH. .

Gazica, K., Alvarez, N.T. (2020. ) Scalable Creation of Carbon Nanotube Fiber Pseudo-reference Electrode .Pittcon, Pittsburgh, PA. .

Ruhunage, Chethani and Alvarez, Noe (10-22-2021. ) Development of antibiofouling carbon microelectrodes .Oesper Symposium, Cincinnati, OH. . Conference. . Level:Regional

Huseinov, Artur and Alvarez, Noe (10-22-2021. ) Voltammetric quantification of insoluble PbO in tap water .Oesper Symposium, Cincinnati, OH. . Conference. . Level:Regional

Joshi, Prerna and Alvarez, Noe (10-22-2021. ) Carbon Nanotube Microelectrode Set as Potentiometric Sensor for Detection of Potassium Ions .Oesper Symposium, Cincinnati, OH. . Conference. . Level:Regional

Dee, Brandon; Huseinov, Artur and Alvarez, Noe (10-22-2021. ) Membrane Electrolysis Sample Preparation for Pb Detection .Oesper Symposium, Cincinnati, OH. . Conference. . Level:Regional

Dangel, Gabrielle and Alvarez, Noe (10-22-2021. ) Nanoelectrode Ensembles Consisting of Carbon Nanotubes .Oesper Symposium, Cincinnati, OH. . Conference. . Level:Regional

Ruble, Kyle; Huseinov, Artur and Alvarez, Noe (10-22-2021. ) Anodic stripping detection of lead in acidified tap water .Oesper Symposium, Cincinnati, OH. . Conference. . Level:Regional

Hoque, Md Abdul and Alvarez, Noe (10-22-2021. ) Premade Nanoparticle Films for the Synthesis of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes .Oesper Symposium, Cincinnati, OH. . Conference. . Level:Regional

Nawarathne, Chaminda and Alvarez, Noe (10-22-2021. ) Chemical Bond Formation between Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes and Metal Substrates at Low Temperatures .Oesper Symposium, Cincinnati, OH. . Conference. . Level:Regional


N. T. Alvarez (10-03-2017. ) Introduction to Nanoscale Science and Technology .CEAS. UC. Level:University

Paper Presentations

N. T. Alvarez (04-2018. ) Towards Monitoring Lead in Drinking Water .Cincinnati OH.

Event Organized

Oesper Symposium

Oesper Symposium Symposium 10-22-2021 10-22-2021 Cincinnati Level:National


(Sustainability Faculty Search ) Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:Department 09-2017 -12-2017

Professional Affiliation

2008 -To Present: American Chemical Society ACS,

2018 -To Present: MRS Materials Research Society

2018 -To Present: ECS Electrochemical Society

Courses Taught

-CHEM-5030 UNDERGRAD RESEARCH Level:Undergraduate

-CHEM-3008 NANO SCI TECH Level:Undergraduate

-CHEM-2050 ANALYTICAL I Level:Undergraduate

Instrumental Lab Level:Undergraduate

-CHEM-2050 ANALYTICAL I Level:Undergraduate

-CHEM-3030 ANALYTICAL II Level:Undergraduate

-CHEM-3008 NANO SCI TECH Level:Undergraduate

-CHEM-5030 UNDERGRAD RESEARCH Level:Undergraduate

-CHEM-3030 ANALYTICAL II Level:Undergraduate

-CHEM-5030 UNDERGRAD RESEARCH Level:Undergraduate

Electron spectroscopy and microscopy at the nanoscale Level:Graduate

Introduction to Nanoscale Science and Technology Level:Undergraduate

Patents and Inventions

US 20170358400 A1 20171214 Graphene paper and a process for making graphene paper and a graphene electrode 1. N. T. Alvarez; D. Dearmond; R. Malik; V. Shanov; L Zhang,

U.S. Pat. Appl. 2017; US 20170363563 A1 20171221 Carbon nanotube based reference electrodes and all-carbon electrode assemblies for sensing and electrochemical characterization 2. N. T. Alvarez; D. Zhao; W. Heineman; V. Shanov; D. Siebold,

UOC-17025P 62/503,517 Process of making conformable, low voltage, light weight joule heating elements N. T. Alvarez, R. Noga, S. Gbordzoe and V. Shanov, Filed 08-2017 Inventor

2019-060 Ion quantification in non conducting electrolyte solutions Alvarez, Noe; Heineman, William; Justin, Gusphyl; Smith, Joshua; Ojo, Kolade; Rahm, Connor and Gazica, Kiera, Filed 12-10-2018 Co-Inventor

62/882,032 Carbon nanotube microelectrodes for sensors Alvarez, N. T. and Gupta, P., Filed Inventor

62/964,720 Reagent-less Electrolyte-less Detection of Heavy Metals Alvarez, N T; Gupta, P; Heineman, W R; Gazica, K; Rahm, C and Jiang, D., Filed Inventor

2021-046 Metal and organic interface junction development Alvarez, N.; Nawarathne, Ch.; Hoque, A.; Gupta, P. and Ruhunage, Ch ., Filed Co-Inventor Provisional Patent Application

2021-048 Carbon nanotube electrochemical set as Lab-on-a-Chip Alvarez, N. and Gupta, P., Filed Co-Inventor Provisional Patent Application

2022-010 Method of insoluble lead carbonate detection Alvarez, Noe and Huseinov, Artur, Filed Inventor

2021-046 Covalent bonding of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes to metal substrates Alvarez, Noe and Nawarathne, Chaminda, Filed Inventor

2022-021 Carbon nanotube nanoelectrodes and nano pore ensembles Alvarez, Noe; Dangel, Gabrielle; Shanov, Vesselin and Malik, Rachit, Filed Inventor