Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
Omar Alberto Movil-Cabrera is an Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (PUPR). He received his doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, and his bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from Universidad del Atlántico in Colombia.
Prior to joining PUPR as an Assistant Professor in 2016, Movil was a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at Ohio University. Prior to graduate school, Movil worked as a quality auditor and technical support engineer in the food industry for 6 years.
Movil’s main research interests include the fabrication and characterization of nanostructured electrodes and polymer electrolyte membranes for applications in fuel cells, supercapacitors and biosensors. In addition, his teaching interests include engineering materials, thermodynamics and mass transfer operations. Movil serves as a mentor for the PUPR-AICHE student chapter and PUPR chem-E-car team. As a PhD student, Movil attended the Emerging Researcher National (ERN) conference in 2011 where he won first place in the category of technology and engineering. Movil is also an alumnus of the CREST-UPRM program supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).