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Rafael Omar Torres Mendieta, Ph.D.

Rafael Omar Torres Mendieta, Ph.D.

T +420 48535 3546

E rafael.torres@tul.cz

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  • (OECH): Senior researcher
STAG profile
Language abilities
English, and Spanish
Consulting Hours
by appointment

Dr. Torres is the leader of the research team FEMTONANO, which focuses on unveiling the most intricate details behind synthesizing and studying nanomaterials employing ultrafast laser radiation. Besides, his interests expand to the possible applications where laser-synthesized nanomaterials can be employed, like catalysis, bacteria eradication, cell labeling, wastewater treatment, among others. 

H index (WOS): 13

H index (SCOPUS): 13

Researcher ID: N-7426-2018
ORCID: 0000-0002-9865-1826
Scopus Author ID: 55102770000

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rafael-Torres-Mendieta-2

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rafael-torres-mendieta/

Team‘s wepage: https://femtonanogroup.com/

Achieved education

He completed his doctoral studies in applied physics at the University Jaume I in Spain in 2016. From 2017 he joined the Institute for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technologies and Innovation at the Technical University of Liberec as an Assistant Professor. In 2019/2020, he completed an internship in the group of Prof. Dr.h.c. Elson Longo at the Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil.



  • TORRES MENDIETA, R. O. et al. Growth suppression of bacteria by biofilm deterioration using silver nanoparticles with magnetic doping Nanoscale Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry, 2022, vol. 14, issue 48. P. 18143 – 18156. ISSN: 2040-3364. https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2022/nr/d2nr03902h
  • HAVELKA, O., BRAUN, J., ABDALLAH, S. , and TORRES MENDIETA, R. O. LASER-ASSISTED CONTROL OF BISMUTH DOPING IN MAGNETIC NANOPARTICLES (2020) NANOCON 2019 - Conference Proceedings, 11th International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application, 2019-October TANGER Ltd., 2022 P. neuvedeny (6 stran). ISSN: 2694-930X. https://www.confer.cz/nanocon/2022
  • CVEK, M. et al. Stable Magnetorheological Fluids Containing Bidisperse Fillers with Compact/Mesoporous Silica Coatings International Journal of Molecular Sciences MDPI, 2022, vol. 23, issue 19. P. neuvedeny (17 stran). ISSN: 1422-0067. https://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/23/19/11044/htm
  • VELLORA THEKKAE PADIL, V. et al. Sustainable and safer nanoclay composites for multifaceted applications Green Chemistry April 2022: RSC, 2022, vol. 24, issue April. P. 3081 – 3114. ISSN: 1463-9262. https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2022/gc/d1gc03949k/unauth


  • K. P, A. K. et al. Electrospun fibers based on botanical, seaweed, microbial, and animal sourced biomacromolecules and their multidimensional applications International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 1. ed. NETHERLANDS: Elsevier, 2021, vol. 171, issue February. P. 130 – 149. ISSN: 0141-8130. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S014181302035385X
  • ETTEL, D. et al. Expansion of Optical Properties in Tiox Nanoparticles by Their Laser-mediated Alloying with Ag 12TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NANOMATERIALS - RESEARCH & APPLICATION (NANOCON 2020) 1. ed. Ostrava, Czech Republic: TANGER LTD, 2021 P. 109 – 115. ISBN: 978-80-87294-98-7, ISSN: 2694-930X. https://www.confer.cz/nanocon/2020
  • SILVESTRI, D. et al. Influence of catalyst zeta potential on the activation of persulfate Chemical Communications 1. ed. ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY, 2021, vol. 57, issue 63. P. 7814 – 7817. ISSN: 1359-7345. https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2021/cc/d1cc01946e/unauth#!divAbstract
  • ETTEL, D. et al. Laser-synthesized Ag/TiO nanoparticles to integrate catalytic pollutant degradation and antifouling enhancement in nanofibrous membranes for oil-water separation Applied Surface Science 1. ed. United Kingdom: Elsevier, 2021, vol. 564, issue OCT. P. neuvedeny (9 stran). ISSN: 0169-4332. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2021.150471
  • SILVESTRI, D. et al. Modification of nZVI with a bio-conjugate containing amine and carbonyl functional groups for catalytic activation of persulfate Separation and Purification Technology 1. ed. Elsevier, 2021, vol. 257, issue February. P. neuvedeny (11 stran). ISSN: 1383-5866. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1383586620323534
  • HAVELKA, O. et al. On the Use of Laser Fragmentation for the Synthesis of Ligand-Free Ultra-Small Iron Nanoparticles in Various Liquid Environments Nanomaterials 1. ed. Switzerland: MDPI, 2021, vol. 11, issue 6. P. neuvedeny (14 stran). ISSN: 2079-4991. https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/6/1538




  • SILVESTRI, D. et al. A poly(3-hydroxybutyrate)-chitosan polymer conjugate for the synthesis of safer gold nanoparticles and their applications Green Chemistry 1. ed. Royal Society of Chemistry, 2018, vol. 20, issue 21. P. 4975 – 4982. ISSN: 1463-9262. https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2018/gc/c8gc02495b#!divAbstract
  • DOÑATE-BUENDIA, C. et al. Fabrication by laser irradiation in a continuous flow jet of carbon quantum dots for fluorescence imaging ACS Omega 1. ed. United States: ACS Publications, 2018, vol. 3, issue 3. P. 2735 – 2742. ISSN: 2470-1343. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6044845/pdf/ao7b02082.pdf
  • TORRES MENDIETA, R. O. et al. Laser-Induced Formation of Bismuth Nanoparticles Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 1. ed. United Kingdom: Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), 2018, vol. 20, issue 20. P. 13693 – 13696. ISSN: 1463-9076. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlepdf/2018/CP/C8CP01225C
  • ASSIS, M. et al. Laser/electron irradiation on InP semiconductor: Promising pathways to in situ formation of In nanoparticles Particle & Particle Systems Characterization 1. ed. Germany: Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, 2018, vol. 35, issue 11. P. neuvedeny (10 stran). ISSN: 0934-0866. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ppsc.201800237
  • TORRES MENDIETA, R. O. et al. Single-stage formation of Ag nanoparticles on α-Ag2WO4 network by femtosecond laser irradiation, 2018 http://angel-conference.org/
  • ASSIS, M. et al. Towards the scale-up of the formation of nanoparticles on alpha-Ag2WO4 with bactericidal properties by femtosecond laser irradiation Scientific Reports 1. ed. United Kingdom: Nature Publishing Group, 2018, vol. 8, issue 2018/01/30. P. neuvedeny (11 stran). ISSN: 2045-2322. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-19270-9


  • TORRES MENDIETA, R. O. Novel formation of Ag nanoparticles on α-Ag2WO4 by femtosecond laser irradiation, 2017 https://www.nanocon.eu/cz/

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