HONORS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Ø 2014: One of the 30 papers of the themed collection selected as 2013 Most Accessed Manuscripts for Journal of Materials Chemistry. Paper: “Epoxy resin nanosuspensions and reinforced nanocomposites from polyaniline stabilized multi-walled carbon nanotubes”
Ø 2013: SHPE Foundation Academic Scholarship. Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Inc. USA.
Ø 2012: Graduate Excellence in Materials Science (GEMS) Award. American Ceramic Society. Pittsburgh, USA.
Ø 2012-2013: President’s Council of Student Advisors (PCSA) Member. American Ceramic Society. USA.
Ø 2012: Thermal Neutron Award, Student Poster competition. Modeling Experimentation and Validation (MeV) School/Advanced Test Reactor National Scientific User Facility Users Week 2012. Idaho National Laboratory.
Ø 2012: Modeling, Experimentation, and Validation Summer School /Advanced Test Reactor National Scientific User Facility User’s Week 2012, organized by OAK RIDGE and IDAHO NATIONAL Laboratories. USA. Scholarship Award.
Ø 2012: SAMPE Student Leader Experience Award, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Scholarship Award.
Ø 2012: NSF student scholar, Interactive Technology Forum (American Ceramic Society). Chicago, Illinois, USA. Scholarship Award.
Ø 2011: Best paper award, 3rd place (1st author). 35th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC’11), American Ceramics Society, Jan 23-28, Daytona Beach, Florida. USA.
Ø 2011: Research Aide, ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY, Energy Technology Division. Illinois, USA. Principal Investigator: Dr. D. Singh.
Ø 2011: Advanced Test Reactor National Scientific User Facility User’s Week 2011/CMSNF, organized by IDAHO NATIONAL LABORATORY. Idaho, USA. Scholarship Award.
Ø 2010: Atomic Level Response to Irradiation Summer School, organized by LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY. New Mexico, USA. Scholarship Award.
Ø 2007-2010: LASPAU-Fulbright-COLCIENCIAS Fellowship to pursue PhD in USA.
Ø 2005: Meritorious MSc thesis award. Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
Ø 2004: Research Assistant Fellowship, Colciencias – Colombia, 2004.
Ø 2003-2004: Special Fellowship for Future Faculty (Académicos en Formación). Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
Ø 2003: 3rd place, Best Undergraduate Thesis Award, from all campuses at Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
Ø 2003: Laureate undergraduate thesis award. Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
Ø 2003: Best paper award, 1st place (1st author), VIII National Conference of Mechanical Engineering. Universidad Santo Tomas, Bogotá – Colombia.
Ø 2002: Young Researchers National Fellowship. Colciencias, Bogotá-Colombia.
ORGANIZER IN SCIENTIFIC EVENTS
Ø 2017: Organizing Committee. Pan American Materials Congress. Co-located with the TMS 2017 Annual Meeting & Exhibition. San Diego California. Feb 26 – March 2, 2017. http://www.tms.org/meetings/annual-17/AM17PanAmCongress.aspx
Ø 2016: Symposium Organizer at 9th International Conference on High Temperature Ceramic Matrix Composites (HTCMC 9), June 26-30, 2016. Symposium name: G4: Ceramics for sustainable infrastructure: Geopolymers and sustainable composites. Ontario, Canada. Organizers: Waltraud M. Kriven, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, USA, Henry A. Colorado, University of Antioquia, Colombia
Ø 2016: Symposium Organizer at Materials Science and Technology Conference (MS&T’16). Symposium name: Construction and Building Materials for a Better Environment. Salt Lake City, UT USA, Oct 23-27. Organizers: Henry A Colorado, Universidad de Antioquia; Dileep Singh, Argonne National Laboratory; Flavio de Andrade Silva, COPPE/UFRJ; Gaurav Sant, University of California, Los Angeles.
Ø 2015: First International Conference for advance materials and power engineering (ICAMPE 2015). International Advisory Committee. Kottayam, Kerala, India. Dec 11-13, 2015. Website: http://www.power.macromol.in/committee.html
Ø 2014: Symposium Chair and Organizer of 1st International Symposium of Advanced Manufacturing and Nanotechnology, Medellin, Colombia, Nov 12 and 13 of 2014. Website: http://ingenieria.udea.edu.co/nanotec/
Ø 2015: Section Chair Alternative Chemistries and Construction Materials, from Symposium: Geopolymers, Chemically Bonded Ceramics, Sustainable and Eco-friendly Materials. 39th international Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites. ICACC’15. January 25-30, Daytona Beach, Florida.
Ø 2014: Section Chair. Innovating Processing and Synthesis of Ceramics, Glasses and Composites. Materials Science & Technology 2014 conference. October 2014. Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Ø 2014: Section Chair Alternative Chemistries and Construction Materials, from Symposium: Geopolymers, Chemically Bonded Ceramics, Sustainable and Eco-friendly Materials. 38th international Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites. ICACC’14. January 25-31, Daytona Beach, Florida.
o Elsevier book, 2014.
o Science http://www.sciencemag.org/
o Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical http://www.journals.elsevier.com/sensors-and-actuators-b-chemical/
o Materials Letters http://www.journals.elsevier.com/materials-letters/
o RCS Advances http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Journals/JournalIssues/RA?e=1
o Journal of Coatings Technology and Research http://www.springer.com/materials/surfaces+interfaces/journal/11998
o Journal of Nuclear Materials http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-nuclear-materials
o Radiation, Physics and Chemistry http://www.journals.elsevier.com/radiation-physics-and-chemistry/
o Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research http://pubs.acs.org/journal/iecred
o Ceramics International http://www.journals.elsevier.com/ceramics-international/
o Cement and concrete composites http://www.journals.elsevier.com/cement-and-concrete-composites/
o Materials Science and Engineering B http://www.journals.elsevier.com/materials-science-and-engineering-b/
o Journal of Composite Materials http://jcm.sagepub.com/
o Materials Research http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_serial&pid=1516-1439&lng=en&nrm=iso
o Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces http://www.journals.elsevier.com/colloids-and-surfaces-b-biointerfaces/
o Colloid and Polymer Science http://link.springer.com/journal/396
o Environmental Engineering Research http://eeer.org/
o Construction and Building Materials http://www.journals.elsevier.com/construction-and-building-materials
INTERNATIONAL FUNDING PROPOSAL REVIEWER
o Kentucky Science & Engineering Foundation (Lexington, KY, USA), 2016
o CONICYT Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (Chile), 2016