Javier Santos-Perez

Assistant Professor
Physical Sciences Department
College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Organic/Polymer Chemistry

Design, synthesis, and characterization of advanced monomeric and macromolecular structures.

Research interest:

  • Stimuli-responsive macromolecules
  • Highly thermally stable materials
  • Organic aerogels

Some applications of interest are gas sensors, radiation sensors, temperature sensors, strong lightweight materials, and insulation.

Javier Santos-Perez

  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, Clark Atlanta University
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce

  • Project Management Certification - Stanford Center for Professional Development

Organic Chemistry

Molecular Spectroscopy

Chemical Instrumentation Laboratory

General Chemistry


Polymer Nanofiber Based Reversible Nano-Switch/Sensor Diode (nanoSSD) Device
F. Miranda, O. Theofylaktos, N. Pinto, C. Mueller, Javier Santos-Pérez and M. A. Meador
US Patent No. 9,753,001 B1; September 5, 2017

Graphene Based Reversible Nano-Switch/Sensor Schottky Diode Device
F. Miranda, O. Theofylaktos, N. Pinto, C. Mueller, Javier Santos-Pérez and M. A. Meador
US Patent No. 9016108 B1; April 28, 2015


Characterization of Amorphous Celecoxib Mixed with Plasticizing (TPGS) and Anti-plasticizing (PVP) Ingredients Using Hot Melt Extrusion
Darlene Santiago, Adlin Mendoza, Zuleyka Moralez, Javier Santos
Journal of Pharmaceutical Innovation (Mar 13, 2019)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12247-019-09377-5

Drug Activation Energy as a New Approach for Amorphous Drug Formulation Assessment During Hot Melt Extrusion (HME) Compounding
Adlin Mendoza, Javier Santos, Darlene Santiago
FarmaJournal, 4(1), 182 (2019) 

Surface Oxidation Study of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes
M. Lebrón-Colón, M. A. Meador, D. Lukco, F. Solá, J. Santos-Pérez, L. S. McCorkle
Nanotechnology (October 21, 2011) Volume 2, Number 45, 455707
DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/22/45/455707 

Synthesis, Optical Characterization, and Electrochemical Properties of Isomeric Tetraphenylbenzodifurans Containing Electron Acceptor Groups
J. Santo-Pérez, C. E. Crespo-Hernández, C. Reichardt, C. R. Cabrera, I. Feliciano-Ramos, L. Arroyo-Ramírez, M. A. Meador
Journal of Physical Chemistry A (2011) 115, 17, 4157

Graphene-Based Reversible Nano-Switch/Sensor Schottky Diode
F. Miranda, O. Theofylaktos, N. Pinto, C. Mueller, Javier Santos, M. A. Meador
NASA Tech Brief, vol. 34, No. 10, pag. 24, October 2010

Novel Anthracene Diimide Fluorescent Sensor
​D.S. Tyson, A.D. Carbaugh, F. Ilhan, Javier Santos-Pérez, M.A. Meador
Chemistry of Materials 20, 2008, 6595

Senior Scientist
Ohio Aerospace Institute (at NASA Glenn Research Center)
Polymeric Materials Branch, Materials and Structures Division

  • Graphene Based Reversible Nano-Switch/Sensor Schottky Diode Device
    Patent No. US 9,016,108 B1
  • Polymer Nanofiber Based Reversible Nano-Switch/Sensor Schottky Device
    Patent No. 9,753,001 B1

Manager of Scientific Instrumentation
University of Puerto Rico, Molecular Sciences Research Center
Oversee the core scientific instrumentation including a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility

  • Dissertation committee member

Professor of Chemistry
AGM University, School of Science and Technology

  • Organic Chemistry and Molecular Spectroscopy
  • Co-mentor, American Chemical Society Student Chapter
  • Member of the institutional biosafety committee
  • Member of the Student Retention Committee

Stanford Certified Project Manager
Advanced Project Management Program, Stanford University

Master Certificate, Business Management
Tulane University

Teaching Science at University
University of Zurich

Certificate in Teaching and Learning
University of Florida

American Chemical Society

Dedication, Commitment to Excellent, and Achievements in Support of the Space Shutter Program
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Space Shutter Program (2011)

Exceptional Service as a Scientific Technical Monitor
NASA Glenn Research Center, Higher Education Program, Cleveland, OH (2004)