News and Events
Dr. Gardea hoods his 43, 44, 45, 46, and 47th, PhD, students, Drs. Kenneth Flores, Yuqing Ye, Jesus Cantu, Suzanne Apodaca, and Carolina Valdes, respectively. UTEP 2022 Fall Commencement.
Dr. Kenneth Flores wins the best Dissertation Award and Dr. Gardea wins the Best Dissertation Faculty Mentoring Award in the Fall of 2022.
Dr. Gardea with Prof. Bing Yan in Guangzhou, China. January 10, 2020.
Dr. Gardea at South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China. January 9, 2020.
Dr. Gardea appointed Honorary Professor at Zhejiang University of Technology, China, June 2019.
Ishaq Adisa and his family, Dr. Gardea´s 40th Ph.D. student, and Carlos Tamez, Dr. Gardea´s 39th. Ph.D. student.
Dr. Gardea celebrating the graduation of his Ph.D. students. UTEP commencement. Sunday, May the 19th, 2019.
Dr. Gardea visiting Corning Incorporation in Corning, New York, on January 24, 2019.
Dr. Gardea visiting the largest panda breeding place in the world in Chengdu, China, on January 17, 2019.
Dr. Gardea visiting Southwest University of Science and Technology, Mianyang, China, on January 16, 2019.
Dr. Gardea celebrating the graduation of his 38th Ph.D. student Swati Rawat. UTEP commencement. Saturday, December the 15th, 2018.
Dr. Gardea celebrating the graduation of his 37th Ph.D. student Nestor Bonilla. UTEP commencement. Saturday, December the 15th, 2018.
Dr. Gardea at the Ph.D. defense of his 36th student Reddy Pullagurala. Friday, August the 10th, 2018.
Dr. Gardea celebrating the graduation of his 35th Ph.D. student Illia A. Medina-Velo. UTEP commencement. Saturday, May the 12th, 2018.
Dr. Gardea celebrating the graduation of his 34th Ph.D. student Wenjuan Tan. UTEP commencement. Saturday, December the 16th, 2017.
Dr. Gardea co-organized the 2017 Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO) conference in Los Angeles, CA. The picture shown is from the session titled
tribute to Pedro Alvarez (Nov 5-7, 2017)
Dr. Gardea was recognized by the Government of Mexico (CONACYT) for his outstanding career as a researcher and his valuable scientific contributions to nanotechnology (Oct. 26, 2017)
Dr. Gardea at the International Symposium 2017 on AgroBio Nanotechnology, Universidad Autónoma Agraria Antonio Narro, Saltillo, México.
From left to right, Dr. Jason White, Dr. Jorge Gardea-Torresdey, Dr. Baoshan Xing, and Dr. Om Prakash
Dr. Gardea Receives Great Minds in STEM Award (Oct. 20, 2017)
Dr. Gardea receives the 2016 Mentoring Award
Dr. Gardea's students obtain their
PhD and Master degrees (2016)
Dr. Gardea receives the 2015 New Mexico State University
distinguished Alumni Award
Dr. Gardea receives the 2015 New Mexico State University
distinguished Alumni Award to Dr. Gardea
Dr. Gardea with New Mexico State University president Garrey Carruthers
NEWT grant highlighted in "El Paso Times"
UTEP Part of Team Receiving Millions to Clean Up Drinking Water
Nobel laureate Dr. Harold Kroto visits UTEP, Nov 2014
Nobel laureate in Chemistry Dr. Harold Kroto (right) with Dr. Michael, Dr. Mito
and Dr. Gardea-Torresdey
Dr. Gardea is invited as the keynote speaker at the 9th Asia Pacific Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Technologies (APCSEET). Tokyo, Japan. July 2013
Dr. Gardea becomes Honorary Professor at the Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences. China, June 2013
Dr. Gardea at the Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Gardea is invited as the keynote speaker at the National Taiwan University (Taipei, Taiwan) and National Yunlin University of Science and Technology. Taiwan, May 2013
Dr Gardea visits the Taiwan EPA
Dr. Gardea at the National Yunlin University of Science and Technology
Dr. Gardea is the plenary speaker at the International Water Association (IWA) conference. Nanjing, China, April 2013
Article from Dr. Gardea's group was highlighted by SSRL
Dr. Gardea and Jose Hernandez at UTEP news
Dr Gardea's group paper published on ACS Nano was selected as one of the best papers in 2013 of all 40 ACS journals
Article from Dr. Gardea's group was highlighted by European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
Jose Hernandez highlighted in el Paso Times news
Article from Dr. Gardea's group highlighted by European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
Dr Gardea-Torresdey receives the most prestigious Honor in the state of Texas
Our paper made the cover of Chemical Engineering Journal, issued
on March 2012
Our paper made the cover of Analytica Chimica Acta Journal, issued on November 2012
Dr Gardea-Torresdey as Grand Marshal at Spring 2012 Commencement ceremony.
Naning, China, May 2012
Dr Gardea- Torredey at the School of the Environment, Naning University on the Sino China US Environmental Research Center as the Keynote Speaker.
Dr Gardea at Shanxi Agricultural University, Thaiyuan, China. Jun 9, 2011
Dr Gardea giving a seminar at BMA, Berlin Materials Institute. May 23, 2011.
Dr Gardea at the 3rd International Conference from Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials to Nanodevices and Nanosystems, Crete, Greece. Jun 28, 2011.
Dr Gardea at Crete, Greece. Jun 28, 2011.
Dr Gardea and Dr Keller at Crete, Greece. Jun 28, 2011.
Dr Gardea and Dr Dionysiou at Crete, Greece. Jun 29, 2011.
Pohang, South Korea
Left to right: Jaesang Lee, Virender Sharma, Jeyong Yoon, Jorge Gardea, K.M Parida, T. David Waite, Yoon-Seok Chang, Wonyong Choi, Dionysios Dionysiou, Woojin Lee at the International Workshop on “Frontiers in Environmental Chemical Research”. Pohang, South Korea. May 29, 2011.
Dr Gardea at Narita, Japan. May 31, 2011.
Dr Gardea and Dr Narayan at the mighty Ganga in spate at mouth of Haridwar, India. June 2010.
Dr Hiram Castillo during his dissertation defense.
Dr Gardea-Torresdey, Priscila Castillo, Dr Hirman Castillo, Dr Garza, Dr Walton, Dr Martinez.
CHEMISTRY AND COMPUTER SCIENCE BUILDING "TOP OUT" CEREMONY
The construction of UTEP’s new Chemistry and Computer Science Building reached a milestone on May 21. Hundreds of people joined UTEP President Diana Natalicio at the job site to watch as the building’s final beam was hoisted to the top of the infrastructure during the University's "Topping Out" celebration.
From left to right: UTEP President, Dr. Diana Natalicio, Chair of the Chemistry Department, Dr. Jorge L. Gardea-Torresdey, and VP of Business Affairs, Cynthia Villa.
Chemistry faculty from left to right: Dr. Mahesh Narayan, Dr. Jorge L. Gardea-Torresdey, Dr. James Becvar, and Dr. Lawrence Ellzey.
UTEP 2010 SPRING COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
Dr. Jorge L. Gardea-Torresdey and Dr. Anny Morrobel Sosa Presenting Dr. Milka O. Montes (middle).
Dr. Gardea-Torresdey was awarded a grant (UTEP Principal Investigator) from the National Science Foundation/Environmental Protection Agency (Center for the Environmental Impact of Nanotechnology) Grant of $38,000,000 for the funding period of 10/01/08 to 09/01/13. Other Institutions awarded were: UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis, UC Riverside, Columbia University, the Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, the University of Bremen in Germany, University College Dublin in Ireland, and the Universitat
Rovirai Virgili in Spain. Read more.
From left to right, Dr. J. Gardea-Torresdey, Dr. H. Lenihan, Dr. A. Keller, Dr. P. Somasundaram, and Dr. G. Cherr at the California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI) in UCLA
Dr. Jorge Gardea-Torresdey and Dr. Andre Nel from UCLA School of Medicine
SACNAS NATIONAL CONFERENCE, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH. OCTOBER 9-12, 2008
Students Christina Gonzalez, Milka Montes, Hiram Castillo,
Taby Gutierrez and Post doctoral fellow Ken Dokken at the SACNAS National Conference
Taby Gutierrez presenting her research at the poster presentation session
Doctoral Student Hiram Castillo presenting his current research at the oral presentation
CONFERENCE IN KEFALONIA, GREECE
DR. GARDEA PARTICIPATES AS AN INVITED KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE PROTECTION AND RESTORATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT IX (PRE9) CONFERENCE IN KEFALONIA, GREECE
4TH NORDIC CONFERENCE ON PLASMA SPECTROCHEMISTRY
DR. GARDEA PARTICIPATES AS THE SESSION CHAIRMAN AND INVITED SPEAKER, IN THE 4TH NORDIC CONFERENCE ON PLASMA SPECTROCHEMISTRY, IN LOEN, NORWAY
SEMINAR AT THE SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
DR. GARDEA VISITS AND GIVES DISTINGUISHED SEMINAR AT THE SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, POHANG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN POHANG, KOREA