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About Rafael L. Quirino

Dr. Quirino came to Georgia Southern University in 2012 after spending one year as a postdoctoral Research Associate in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Iowa State University, where his research focused on the functionalization of carbon nanotubes and on the preparation of polyurethanes from vegetable oils. His research group at GSU is devoted to the development of novel heterogeneous catalysts, the study of the behavior of carbon nanotubes when exposed to microwaves, and the investigation of bio-based thermosetting materials.


2012 - Present Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University Science and Mathematics, College of
Present Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University Chemistry and Biochemistry, Department of

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Honors and Awards

  • Alpha Chi Sigma Award for Excellence in Research (Iowa State University) (2011)
  • 2nd edition of the Petrobras Prize of Technology (Brazil) (2007)


  • Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 3341)

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