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Omar Ali Carrasco Jaim, Ph.D.

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GLT 5.240


Postdoctoral Fellow

Omar Ali Carrasco Jaim, Ph.D.


 Omar joined The McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin as Postdoctoral Researcher in November 2020 under the supervision of Dr. Charles Buddie Mullins. In 2021, he started collaborative work within the Center for Subsurface Energy and the Environment in Dr. Ryosuke Okuno’s research group.


His research focuses on developing active materials for energy conversion through photocatalysis and electrocatalysis, in particular structural and electronic modification for an efficient hydrogen production from water splitting and carbon dioxide conversion into chemicals and fuels. In addition, he is working on alternative carbon capture technologies to be integrated with electrochemical conversion processes.


Omar was awarded with the ConTex Postdoctoral Fellowship 2020, a joint initiative of The University of Texas System and Mexico's CONACYT (The National Council for Science and Technology) that supports academic and research collaborations between Texas and Mexico.


Prior joining UT Austin, he actively worked in the Ecomaterials and Energy Department at Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, where he participated in research projects with national universities and the local industrial sector.

Research Area

  • Advanced materials for renewable energy conversion.

  • Water splitting for hydrogen production.

  • Carbon capture and conversion.

Selected Publications

  1. Kawashima, Kenta; Marquez, Raul; Smith, Lettie; Vaidyula, Rinish Reddy; Carrasco Jaim, Omar; Wang, Ziqing; Son, Yoon Jun; Cao, Chi L.; Mullins, C. A Review of Transition Metal Boride, Carbide, Pnictide, and Chalcogenide Water Oxidation Electrocatalysts. Accepted in Chemical Reviews (Aug 2023).

  2. Omar A. Carrasco-Jaim, Haojun Xia, Upali Weerasooriya, Ryosuke Okuno. CO2 Capture as Bicarbonate using DMAPA with Incorporation of Surface Activity.

    Fuel 348 (2023) 128554.

  3. Raúl A. Márquez, Kenta Kawashima, Yoon Jun Son, Roger Rose, Lettie A. Smith, Nathaniel Miller, Omar A. Carrasco-Jaim, Hugo Celio, and C. Buddie Mullins.Tailoring 3D-Printed Electrodes for Enhanced Water Splitting. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 14 (2022) 42153 – 42170.


  • Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering (2020), Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

  • M.S. in Environmental Engineering (2015), Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

  • B.S. in Industrial Chemistry (2012), Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

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