I’m from Mexico City and I joined Dordick’s group in summer 2007.
Postdoctoral Research Associate 2008-2009 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN (Prof. Timothy P. Lodge)
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, 2001-2007 The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX Dissertation: Microstructure Design and Formation of Organic/Inorganic Thin Film Nanocomposites (Prof. Peter F. Green)
B.S, Chemical Engineering, 1997-2001 National University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico
High throughput cellular microarrays
Block copolymer micelles in ionic liquids
Self-assembly of block copolymers
Structural design of polymer nanocomposites
Thin polymer films and interfacial processes
Polymer-supercritical fluid systems
M. Mora-Pale, L. Meli, T. V. Doherty, R. J. Linhardt, J. S. Dordick, “Room temperature ionic liquids as emerging solvents for the pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass” Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 108 (6), 1229 (2011).
L. Meli, J. Miao, J. S. Dordick, R. J. Linhardt, “Electrospinning from Room Temperature Ionic Liquids for Biopolymer Fiber Formation”, Green Chemistry, 12, 1883 (2010).
L. Meli and T.P. Lodge, "Equilibrium vs. Metastability: High Temperature Annealing of Spherical Block Copolymer Micelles in an Ionic Liquid", Macromolecules, 42 (3), 580 (2009).
L. Meli, A. Arceo, and P. F. Green, "Control of Nanoparticle Distribution in Homopolymer Thin Films", Soft Matter, 5, 533 (2009).
A. Arceo, L. Meli and P.F. Green, "Glass Transition of Polymer−Nanocrystal Thin Film Mixtures: Role of Entropically Directed Forces on Nanocrystal Distribution", Nano Letters, 8 (8), 2271 (2008).
L. Meli and P.F.Green, "Aggregation and Coarsening of Ligand-Stabilized Gold Nanoparticles in Poly(methyl methacrylate) Thin Films", ACS Nano, 2 (6), 1305 (2008).
L. Meli, Y. Li, K.T. Lim, K.P. Johnston and P.F. Green, "Templating of Gold Nanocrystals in Micellar Cores of Block Copolymer Films", Macromolecules, 40 (18), 6713 (2007).
Y. Li, L. Meli, K.T. Lim, K.P. Johnston and P.F. Green, "Structural Inversion of Micellar Block Copolymer Thin Films", Macromolecules, 39 (20), 7044 (2006).
L. Meli, J. Pham, K.P. Johnston and P.F. Green, "Polystyrene Thin Films in CO2", Physical Review E, 69, 051601 (2004).
Awards / Honors
E.D. Farmer International Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin (2002, 2003)
National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) Scholarship for Graduate Studies (2001-2006)
Academic Excellence Award, UNAM (2001)