Dr. Jorge Seminario, the Lanatter and Herbert Fox Professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently honored twice in Lima, Peru, for his professional accomplishments.
On Jan. 12, the Universidad Ricardo Palma (Ricardo Palma University), honored Seminario with the Professor Honoris Causa for his advancements in nanotechnology and molecular electronics. And Jan. 18, the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria (National University of Engineering), awarded Seminario La Antorcha de Habich (The Torch of Habich). The award was named after the university’s founder, Edward Jan Habich, to recognize outstanding engineers and scientist for their professional contributions. The university was founded in 1876 in Lima.
Seminario's research focuses on nanotechnology. His main area of focus is working on the analysis, design and simulation of systems and materials of nanometer dimensions; especially those for the development of nanosensors and molecular electronics. One of his major goals is to design smaller electronic devices and other systems in order to increase their efficiency, speed, and energy savings, while reducing their production costs. He has developed new scenarios for molecular devices and systems using molecular potentials and molecular vibrations for processing and transport of information at nanometer scales. He is working in collaboration with the Center for Nanoscale Materials at the Argonne National Lab to implement his scenarios.
Seminario earned a bachelor's degree from the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, and master's and Ph.D. degrees from Southern Illinois University.