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Maria Pozo de Fernandez

Maria Pozo de Fernandez

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology

Phone: (321) 624-8838

F.W. Olin Engineering, 254
150 W. University Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901



Ph.D. Cornell University

Research Interests:

Stability and efficiency of a-Si:H solar cells. Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) Determination and correlation of the variables that affect the stability and photo-degradation in amorphous silicon solar cells Sol-Gel processing -- Experimental studies of the formation of silica fibers by sol/gel polymerization Supercritical fluid technology applied to the production of aerogels Optimization of equations of state combining rules in binary systems of polar compounds Thermophysical properties of alternative refrigerants Permeability in refrigerant/polymer systems

Publications List:

  • Pozo de Fernandez, M.E., C. Kang and P.L. Mangonon. 1993. Ceramic fibers through sol-gel, Chem. Eng. Progress 89(9):49-53. Chai Kao, C.P., M.E. Pozo de Fernandez and M.E. Paulaitis. 1993. Equation of state analysis of phase behavior for water-surfactant-supercritical fluid mixtures. In E. Kiran and J.F. Brennecke (Eds.) Supercritical Fluid Engineering Science 7:74-91. Pozo de Fernandez, M.E., J.C.G. Calado, J.A. Zollweg and W.B. Streett. 1992. Vapor-liquid equilibria in the binary system dimethyl ether + n-butane from 282.9 to 414.5K at pressures to 4.85 MPa, Fluid Phase Equilibria 74:289-302. Shah, N., M.E. Pozo de Fernandez, J.A. Zollweg and W.B. Streett. 1990. Vapor-liquid equilibrium in the system carbon dioxide +2, 2 dimethylpropane from 262K to 424K at pressures to 8.4 MPa, J. Chemical Eng. Data 35(3):278-283.