Juan de la Mora

  • Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
International activities
  • Atmospheric Pressure & Mass Spectrometer - SEADM Collaborative Research
    Spain (2008-Present)
    Professor de la Mora collaborates with two graduate students from the Polytechnical School, Madrid. He works with Jordi Freixa on the manipulation of atmospheric pressure ions in RF fields. He also works with Juan Antonio Sillero on the development of differential mobility analyzer coupled to mass spectrometer. Both projects are sponsored by the Spanish company SEADM.

    SEADM, Spain, Polytechnical Univ of Madrid, SEADM, Spain, Polytechnical Univ of Madrid

  • Electrospray Ionization
    Spain (2008-Present)
    This program, conducted in collaboration with Professor Francisco Higuera and graduate students from the Polytechnical University, Madrid. This work includes students from the University of Seville. The research aims to understand Taylor cones of ionic liquids, and has led publications including: I. Guerrero, R. Bocanegra, J. Fernandez de la Mora and F.J. Higuera, Ion evaporation from Taylor cones of propylene carbonate mixed with ionic liquids, J. Fluid Mechanics, 591, 437-459 (2007). D. Garoz, C. Bueno, C. Larriba, S. Castro, I. Romero-Sanz, and J. Fernandez de la Mora, Y. Yoshida and G. Saito, Taylor cones of ionic liquids from capillary tubes as sources of pure ions: The role of surface tension and electrical conductivity, J. Appl. Phys. 102, 064913, 2007 S. Castro, C. Larriba, J. Fernandez de la Mora, P. Lozano, S. Sümer, Y. Yoshida and G. Saito, "Effect of liquid properties on electrosprays from externally wetted ionic, J. Applied Phys., 2007

    Univ of Seville, Polytechnical Univ of Madrid, Univ of Seville, Polytechnical Univ of Madrid

  • Mobility and Mass Spectrometry Separation of Biological Molecules
    Canada, Germany (2008-Present)
    Professor de la Mora's collaboration with Dr. Bruce Thomson of Sciex, Toronto and Dr. Sven Ude of Shell, Germany focuses on mobility and mass spectrometry separation of biological molecules. This research has led to the following publication: Juan Fernández de la Mora Sven Ude and Bruce A. Thomson, The potential of Differential Mobility Analysis coupled to mass spectrometry for the study of very large singly and multiply charged proteins and protein complexes in the gas phase, Biotechnology Journal, 2006, 1, 988–997

    Sciex, Sciex, Shell, Shell

  • Surface Tension of Ionic Liquids
    Japan (2008-Present)
    Professor de la Mora works with Dr. Yukihiro Yoshida and Professor Gunzi Saito of the University of Kyoto to develop a theoretical framework for the surface tension of ionic liquids, and to identify new such liquids optimal for electrical propulsion applications. Publications to date include the following: W. Martino, J. Fernandez de la Mora, Y. Yoshida, G. Saito and J. Wilkes, Surface tension measurements of highly conducting ionic liquids, Green Chemistry, 2006, 8, 390-397 C. Larriba, D. Garoz, C. Bueno, I. Romero-Sanz, S. Castro, J. Fernandez de la Mora, Y. Yoshida, G. Saito, R. Hagiwara, K. Matsumoto, J. Wilkes, Taylor cones of ionic liquids as ion sources: The role of electrical conductivity and surface tension, in Ionic Liquids: Not Just Solvents Anymore. J. Brennecke, R. D. Rogers and K. R. Seddon, editors, Oxford University Press, 2007 D. Garoz, C. Bueno, C. Larriba, S. Castro, I. Romero-Sanz, and J. Fernandez de la Mora, Y. Yoshida and G. Saito, Taylor cones of ionic liquids from capillary tubes as sources of pure ions: The role of surface tension and electrical conductivity, J. Appl. Phys. 102, 064913, 2007 S. Castro, C. Larriba, J. Fernandez de la Mora, P. Lozano, S. Sümer, Y. Yoshida and G. Saito, "Effect of liquid properties on electrosprays from externally wetted ionic liquid ion sources" J. Applied Phys., in press, 2007 Yukihiro Yoshida, Osamu Baba, Carlos Larriba, and Gunzi Saito, Imidazolium-Based Ionic Liquids Formed with Dicyanamide Anion: Influence of Cationic Structure on Ionic Conductivity, J. Phys. Chem. B 2007, 111, 12204-12210

    Kyoto University, Kyoto University

  • Mass Spectrometric Study of the Composition of Vapors Contained in Exhaled Human Breath
    Spain (2007-Present)
    This project, conducted jointly with Dr. Pablo Martínez-Lozano, is sponsored by the Spanish company SEADM of Valladolid, Spain. Publications to date have included: P. Martínez-Lozano and J. Fernández de la Mora, Electrospray ionization of volatiles in breath, Int. J. Mass Spectrometry, 265 (1): 68-72, 2007

    SEADM, Spain, SEADM, Spain