Meet the Team

Dr. Jeniree Flores Delgado (she/her)


  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Texas A&M University (2017)

  • B. Sc. in Chemistry, University of Florida (2010)

Dr. Flores Delgado has extensive expertise in polymer chemistry and materials science, including the synthesis, characterization, and application of hybrid inorganic-organic nanomaterials as encapsulating devices and emulsion stabilizers. She began her industry career by performing a variety of roles (technical service, marketing, and innovation/product development) in a number of industries, including pigments for coatings and plastics, as well as chemicals for oilfield and personal care applications. Dr. Flores Delgado is the author of a patent application and of more than half a dozen peer-review publications published in high impact factor journals. She is the co-creator and host of Latinx Can podcast, and is passionate about augmenting the representation of latinx people in professional fields and opening doors for the next generation of latinx leaders.


Dr. Agustin Diaz (he/him)


  • Post-Doc in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University (2010-2014)

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras Campus (2010)

  • B. S. in Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras Campus (2003)

Dr. Diaz has worked on the surface optimization of metal additive manufactured (3D-Printing) components using chemically accelerated vibratory finishing techniques during the last 8 years. Part of his research is focused on the study and characterization of the surface texture of 3D-Printed components built by different techniques, primarily powder bed methods, and direct energy deposition. During his career, Dr. Diaz has been awarded the Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, Welsh Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, PR-LSAMP-BDP program, AGEP, NASA Space Grant Consortium, and NIH-RISE program. In addition, he has authored 25 peer-reviewed research papers, has various patents, and has three book chapters. Currently, Dr. Diaz is the P.I. of several SBIR grants focused on the surface optimization of AM metal components, including nickel and iron-based superalloys liquid rocket nozzle programmed to be incorporated into the Artemis Mission to the Moon in 2024.


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