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Wilson Merchán-Merchán

Wilson Merchán-Merchán

Wilson Merchán-Merchán

Associate Professor

Phone: (405) 325-1754
Office: Felgar Hall 208
Office Hours:  Monday 9:30-10:30am

Ph.D., Materials Engineering (Nanotechnology and Combustion) (2005)
University of Illinois at Chicago
M.S., Mechanical Engineering (Combustion) (2000)
University of Illinois at Chicago
B.S., Mechanical Engineering (1998)
University of Illinois at Chicago

Research Focus

  • Flame Synthesis of Transition Metal Oxide Nanostructures for Energy
  • Storage Devices and Medical Applications
  • Flame Synthesis and Characterization of CNTs and Fullerenes
  • Morphological Studies and Measurements of Soot Particulates and other
  • Combustion Emissions from Traditional- and Bio-fuels
  • Combustion & Plasma Processes

Experience and Awards

  • Tom Love Most Outstanding Professor in Mechanical Engineering at OU, 2012
  • Research Investment Program Grant, Vice President for Research, University of Oklahoma, 2011
  • Research Investment Program Grant, Vice President for Research, University of Oklahoma, 2007
  • Junior Faculty Research Grant, Vice President for Research, University of Oklahoma, 2007
  • Air Liquide Fellow, May 2000-2004
  • Air Liquide Fellow, Summer 1999
  • AME 3363: Design of Thermal-Fluid Systems
  • AME 5803: Intermediate Heat Transfer
  • AME 2213: Thermodynamics
  • AME 3980: Honors Research
  • AME 4553: Design Practicum (Capstone)
  • AME 6333: Combustion Processes II
  • AME 3173: Fundamentals of Heat Transfer
  • AME 5890: Guided Individual Studies
  • AME 4980.002 Undergraduate Research Study
  • The Combustion Institute
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Nano Society (ANS), Member
  • Oklahoma Microscopy Society (OMS), Membe

Reviewer for:

  • Carbon
  • Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • Fuel
  • Energy and Fuels
  • Nanotechnology
  • Nanoscale
  • Journal of Nanoparticle Research
  • Applied Surface Science
  • Materials Chemistry and Physics
  • Proceedings of the Combustion Institute
  • Thermophysics
  • Journal of Combustion
  • International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Materials Science and Engineering B, and among others.
  • Wilson Merchán-Merchán, Stephen McCollam, Juan Felipe Correa Pugliese. “Soot Formation in Diffusion Oxygen-Enhanced Biodiesel Flames. Fuel, 156: 129-141 (2015).
  • Wilson Merchán-Merchán and Henry Oliver Tenadooah Ware “Study of Carbon and Carbon-Metal Particulates in a Canola Methyl Ester Air-Flame”.  Combustion and Flame, 162: 216–225 (2015).
  • S. Srivastava, W. Merchán-Merchán, M. Desai, A.V. Saveliev, “Volumetric Flame Synthesis of One-Dimensional Molybdenum Oxide Nanostructures”Proceedings of the Combustion Institute35:2307-2314 (2015).
  • Wilson Merchán-Merchán, Moien Farmahini Farahani, Zachary Moorhead-Rosenberg. “Electron Beam Induced Formation of Tungsten Sub-Oxide Nanorods from Flame-Formed Fragments” Micron, 57: 23-30(2013).
  • Wilson Merchán-Merchán and Moien Farmahini Farahani. “Rapid Catalyst-Free Flame Synthesis of α-Nb2O5 Micro/Nanorods” Materials Chemistry and Physics, 140:516-521 (2013).
  • Wilson Merchán-Merchán, Sergio Granados Sanmiguel, A. V. Saveliev, Stephen McCollam. “Soot Formation in Oxygen-Enhanced Combustion” (One Chapter of a Book). Oxygen-Enhanced Combustion (2/e). CRC Press Taylor & Francis, 385-407 (2013).
  • Wilson Merchán-Merchán and Moien Farmahini Farahani. “Rapid flame synthesis of zinc oxide nanocrystals” Materials Science and Engineering B, 178:127-134 (2013).
  • Wilson Merchán-Merchán, Sergio Granados Sanmiguel, Stephen McCollam. “Analysis of soot particles derived from biodiesels and diesel fuel air-flames” Fuel, 102: 525-535 (2012).
  • I.A. Kuznetsov, M.J. Greenfield, Y.U. Mehta, W. Merchán-Merchán, G. Salcar, A. V. Saveliev. “Increasing the Solar Cell Power-Output by Coating with Transition Metal-Oxide Nanorods”.  Applied Energy, 88(11): 4218-4221 (2011).
  • W. Merchán-Merchán, A.V. Saveliev, W. Cuello Jimenez. “Solid support flame synthesis of 1-D and 3-D tungsten-oxide nanostructures” 33rd Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 33:1899-1908 (2011).
  • W. Merchán-Merchán, A. V. Saveliev, W.C. Jimenez, G. Salkar. “Flame Synthesis of Hybrid Nanowires with Carbon Shells and Tungsten-Oxide Cores” Carbon, 48:4510-4518 (2010).
  • W. Merchán-Merchán, A.V. Saveliev, L. A. Kennedy, and W. Cuello Jimenez. “Combustion Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes and Related Nanostructures” Journal of Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, 36: 696-727 (2010). 
  • W. Merchán-Merchán, A.V. Saveliev and W. Cuello Jimenez. “Novel Flame-Gradient Method for Synthesis of Metal-Oxide Channels, Nanowires, and Nanorods” Journal of Experimental Nanoscience, 18:1-14 (2010).