placeholder

Juan

Hinestroza

Associate Professor of Fiber Science
135 Human Ecology Building (HEB)
Ithaca, New York
Fiber Science & Apparel Design
Phone

Biography

Detailed information about Professor Hinestroza and his research group is available at: http://nanotextiles.human.cornell.edu/

Juan P. Hinestroza, a U.S. Fulbright Scholar and a certified PMP®, is a tenured Associate Professor of Fiber Science and directs The Textiles Nanotechnology Laboratory at the College of Human Ecology of Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.  Professor Hinestroza obtained a Ph.D. from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Tulane University and B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Universidad Industrial de Santander. Prior to pursuing doctoral studies, Professor Hinestroza worked as a process control engineer for The Dow Chemical Company.

Professor Hinestroza works on understanding fundamental phenomena at the nanoscale that are of relevance to Fiber and Polymer Science. Hinestroza has received over 8.1 MM USD in research funding (Federal and State agencies as well as Industrial Consortiums) for his pioneering work in exploring new pathways for creating multifunctional fibers via manipulation of nanoscale phenomena.

Professor Hinestroza has been the recipient of a myriad of awards including the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the J.D. Watson Young Investigator Award from NYSTAR and the Educator of the Year Award from the Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers as well as Humanitarian Award from the National Textile Center.  Professor Hinestroza has delivered invited lectures worldwide at Universities and Research Centers in Argentina,  Australia,  Austria,  Brazil,  Canada,  Chile,  China,  Colombia,  Costa Rica,  Croatia,  Czech Republic,  Finland,  France,  Germany,  Guatemala,  Honduras,  Hungary,  India,  Italy,  Japan,  Mexico,  Morocco,  New Zealand,  Peru,  Phillipines,  Portugal,  Puerto Rico,  Romania,  Singapore,  Slovenia,  South Korea,  Spain,  Switzerland,  Taiwan,  Thailand,  The Netherlands,  Turkey,  United Arab Emirates,  United Kingdom and  Vietnam. In addition, Professor Hinestroza has received visiting scientist fellowships from The Chubu Foundation for Science and Technology of Japan, The National Council for Scientific and Technological Development in Brazil and The Swiss National Science Foundation.

Professor Hinestroza’s scientific work has been featured in Nature Nanotechnology, MRS Bulletin, Materials Today, C&E News, National Geographic, ASEE Prism as well as mainstream media outlets such as CNN, Wired, TechReview, The Guardian, Popular Science, ABC News, NYTimes, Reuters, PBS, NPR and BBC.  In addition to his scientific endeavors, Professor Hinestroza and his research group are actively involved in community outreach activities aimed at increasing the number of members from underrepresented minority groups in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics as well as engaging senior citizens in collaborative and inter-generational learning experiences.

The main focus of the Hinestroza Research Group is to explore the interface between the technologically established and mature field of textile science with the emerging and revolutionary field of nanoscale science. The field of textiles was the first beneficiary of the scientific developments from the 18th century's industrial revolution while the nanotechnology revolution emerged the end of the 20th century. Our research group aims at merging two hundred years of innovation history.

We believe that this unusual combination, between an established and an emerging scientific field, can provide unique scientific platforms that take advantage of the ability of nanoscale science for controlling the synthesis of materials  with the time-tested capabilities of textile and fiber manufacturing.

In order to explore and understand nanoscale phenomena of relevance to fiber science we decided to pursue a three-pronged approach: The first branch is  aimed at modifying the properties of existing textile products, specifically natural fibers, using nanomaterials. The second approach is aimed at creating novel nanofiber based materials by taking advantage of unique self and directed assembly phenomena. The third effort is aimed at developing metrology and computer simulation tools to better understand traditional issues in textile processing such as friction and electrostatic charging whose influence is magnified at the nanoscale.

These three efforts are highly complementary and when combined they are expected to provide a more comprehensive understanding of nanoscale phenomena relevant fiber science.

Latest Publications

78

Sanchez-Botero, L,  Dimov, AV, Li, R., Smilgies, DM, Hinestroza, JP, In Situ and Real-Time Studies, via Synchrotron X-ray Scattering, of the Orientational Order of Cellulose Nanocrystals during Solution Shearing , Langmuir (2018). DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b04403

77

Schelling, M., Otal. E., Kim, M., Hinestroza, JP., Decomposition of acetaminophen using a natural cellulosic substrate decorated with a water-stable metal-organic framework, Bioengineering (2018), 5,1,1-14

76

Patino-Ruiz, D., Sanchez-Botero, L., Hinestroza, JP., Herrera, A., Modification of Cotton Fibers with Magnetite and Magnetic Core?Shell Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles, Physica Status Solidi (a) (2018). DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201800266

75

Rojas, S., Duarte, D., Mosquera, S., Salcedo, F., Hinestroza, JP, Husserl, J., Enhanced biosorption of Cr(VI) using cotton fibers coated with chitosan – role of ester bonds, Water Science & Technology (2018), DOI: 10.2166/wst.2018.284

74

Zhu, L., Wang, X., Hinestroza, JP, Naebe, M., Determination of the porosity in a bifacial fabric using micro-computed tomography and three-dimensional reconstruction, Textile Research Journal (2018) DOI: 10.1177/0040517517698987

73

Morales-Luckie, R., Gama-Lara, SA., Garcia-Orozco, I., Hinestroza, JP., Argueta-Figueroa, L., Synthesis, Characterization and Catalytic Activity of Platinum Nanoparticles on Bovine Bone Powder - A novel support, Journal of Nanomaterials (2018) doi:10.1155/2018/6482186

72

Sanchez-Botero, L. Herrera, AP., Hinestroza, JP., Oriented Growth of α-MnO2 Nanorods Using Natural Extracts from Grape Stems and Apple Peels, Nanomaterials (2017), 7,5, 117

71

Cherukupally,P., Acosta,EJ., Hinestroza, JP., Bilton, AM., Park, CB., Acid–Base Polymeric Foams for the Adsorption of Micro-oil Droplets from Industrial Effluents, Environmental Science & Technology (2017), 51,15, 8552-8560

70

Carreño, A., Schott, E., Zarate, X., Manriquez, JM., Vega, JC., Mardones, M., Cowley, AH., Chavez,I., Hinestroza, JP., Arratia-Perez, R. DFT studies on coordination models for adsorption essays of Cu (II) and Ni (II) solutions in modified silica gel with iminodiacetic groups, Chemical Papers (2017), 6,1,1-12

69

Alzate-Sanchez, D.M., Smith, Brian J., Alsbaiee, A., Hinestroza, JP., Dichtel, W., Cotton Fabric Functionalized with a β-Cyclodextrin Polymer Captures Organic Pollutants from Contaminated Air and Water, Chemistry of Materials (2016) 28 (22), 8340-8346

68

Otal, E., Kim, ML., Calvo, ME., Karvonen,L., Fabregas, IO., Sierra, CA., Hinestroza, JP., A panchromatic modification of Metal-Organic Frameworks’ light absorption spectra. Chemical Communications (2016) 52 (40), 6665-6668

67

Ospina-Orejarena, A., Vera-Graziano, R., Castillo-Ortega, M, Hinestroza,JP.,  Rodriguez-Gonzalez, M., Palomares-Aguilera,L.,  Morales-Motezuma, M.,  Maciel-Cerda, A., Grafting Collagen on Poly (Lactic Acid) by a Simple Route to Produce Electrospun Scaffolds, and Their Cell Adhesion Evaluation  Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, (2016) 13 (4), 375-387

66

Morales-Luckie, R., Lopezfuentes-Ruiz, AA., Olea-Mejía, O., Argueta-Figueroa,  L., Sanchez-Mendieta, V., Brostow, W., Hinestroza, JP. Synthesis of silver nanoparticles using aqueous extracts of Heterotheca inuloides as reducing agent and natural fibers as templates: Agave lechuguilla and silk, Materials Science and Engineering: C (2016), 60, 429-436

65

Yetisen, A., Qu, H., Manbachi, A., Butt, H., Dokmeci, M., Hinestroza, JP., Skorobogatiy, M., Khademhosseini, A., Yun, SH, ACS Nano (2016), 10,3, 3042-3068

64

Agudelo, N., Hinestroza, JP., Husserl, J., Removal of sodium and chloride ions from aqueous solutions using fique fibers (Furcraea spp.), Water Science & Technology (2016), 73,5,1197-11201

63

Casanas Pimentel, RG., Robles Botero, V., San Martin Martinez, E., Gomez Garcia, C., Hinestroza, JP., Soybean agglutinin-conjugated silver nanoparticles nanocarriers for the treatment of breast cancer cells Journal of Biomaterials Science Polymer Edition (2016), 27,3, 218-234

62

Kimura, M., Shinohara, Y., Takizawa, J., Ren, S., Sagisaka, K., Lin, Y., Hattori, Y., Hinestroza, JP., Versatile Molding Process for Tough Cellulose Hydrogel Materials, Scientific Reports (2015), 5, 16266 1-8

61

Kong, XM, Reza, M., Ma, Y., Hinestroza, JP, Ahvenniemi, E., Vuorinen, T., Assembly of metal nanoparticles on regenerated fibers from wood sawdust and de-inked pulp: flexible substrates for surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) applications., Cellulose (2015) , 22(6) 3645-3655

60

Ovalle-Serrano, S., Carrillo, V., Blanco-Tirado, C., Hinestroza, JP., Combariza, M.Y., Controlled synthesis of ZnO particles on the surface of natural cellulosic fibers: effect of concentration, heating and sonication., Cellulose (2015), 19(6) 1933-1943

59

Ozer, R., Hinestroza, JP., One-step growth of isoreticular luminescent metal-organic frameworks on cotton fibers,  RSC Advances (2015), 5 ,20, 15198-15204.

58

Rodriguez, H., Hinestroza, JP., Ochoa-Puentes, C., Sierra, C. Soto, C. Antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli of Cu?BTC (MOF?199) metal?organic framework immobilized onto cellulosic fibers Journal of Applied Polymer Science (2014), 131,19, 40815-40820

57

Zhukovskyi, M., Sanchez-Botero,LM,  McDonald, MP,  Hinestroza, JP.,  Kuno, M. Nanowire-functionalized cotton textiles, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces (2014), 6, 4, 2262-2269

56

Lange,L., Ochanda, F., Obendorf, SK, Hinestroza, JP., CuBTC Metal-organic Frameworks Enmeshed in Polyacrylonitrile Fibrous Membrane Remove Methyl Parathion from Solutions Fibers and Polymers (2014), 15,2, 200-207

55

Luz, Priscilla, Silva, M., Hinestroza, JP., Curcumin-Loaded Biodegradable Electrospun Fibers: Preparation, Characterization and Differences on the Fibers Morphology, International Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization (2013), 18-7, 534-544

54

Chacon-Patino, M., Blanco-Tirado, C., Hinestroza, JP., Combariza, MY., Biocomposite of  nanostructured MnO2 and Fique fibers for efficient dye degradation Green Chemistry (2013), 15, 2920-2928.

53

Alzate-Sanchez, D., Hinestroza, JP., Rodríguez, R., Sierra-Avila, C., Synthesis of the novel (E,E)-2,5-dimethoxy-1,4-bis[2-(4-ethylcarboxilatestyril)] benzene by the Heck reaction, Synthetic Communications (2013), 43,17,2280-2285

52

Song, J., Wang, C., Hinestroza,JP.,  Electrostatic assembly of core-corona silica nanoparticles onto cotton fibers, Cellulose (2013), 20,4, 1727-1736

51

Nolasco-Arizmendi, V., Morales-Luckie,R., Sánchez-Mendieta, V., Hinestroza, JP., Castro-Longoria, E., Vilchis-Nestor, AR, Formation of silk-gold nanocomposite fabric using grapefruit aqueous extract,  Textile Research Journal (2013), 83, 12, 1229-1235.

50

Xiang, C., Taylor, A., Hinestroza, JP, Frey MW., Controlled release of nonionic compounds from poly(lactic acid)/cellulose nanocrystal  nanocomposite fibers, Journal of Applied Polymer Science (2013), 127,1, 79-86

U.S. Patents Granted

2018

US 9, 855,545 B2 Porous cyclodextrin polymeric materials and methods of making and using the same,   Dichtel; William R, Alsbaiee,   Alaaeddin, Smith Brian J., Hinestroza,  Juan,  Alzate-Sanchez,  Diego,  Xiao,  Leilei,  Ling, Yuhan, Helbling, Damian

2017

US 9, 624,314 B2 Porous cyclodextrin polymeric materials and methods of making and using the same,   Dichtel; William R, Alsbaiee,   Alaaeddin, Smith Brian J., Hinestroza,  Juan,  Alzate-Sanchez,  Diego,  Xiao,  Leilei,  Ling, Yuhan, Helbling, Damian

2016

US 9,494,865 B2 Microscopically structured polymer monoliths and fabrication methods, Hinestroza, J., Zhu Huaning

2015

US 9,186,651 B2  Metal organic framework modified materials, methods of making and methods of using same, Da Silva Pinto, M., Sierra, C., Hinestroza, J.

2014

US 8,491,668 B2 Conformal Particle Coatings on Fibrous Materials, Hinestroza, J., Dong, H.

2013

US 8,679,197 B2 - Conformal Particle Coatings on Fibrous Materials, Hinestroza, J., Dong, H.

 

 

Professor Hinestroza is a member of the Division of Cellulose and Renewable Materials of the American Chemical Society. Hinestroza is also a member of the Society of Materials Research MRS, The American Institute of Chemical Engineers AICHE, The Fiber Society and The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers SHPE.

FSAD 4660 : Textiles Apparel Innovation
FSAD 3000 : Introduction to Fiber Science & Apparel Design Research
FSAD 6160 : Rheology of Solids
FSAD 6390 : Mechanics of Fibrous Systems

Ph.D. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Tulane University 2002
B.Sc. Chemical Engineering, Universidad Industrial de Santander 1995

Professor Hinestroza is a Cornell University Faculty Senator and a member of the grievance committee of Cornell's College of Human Ecology.