Marcos Flores


Address: Av. Blanco Encalada 2008, primer piso poniente

Phone: 56229784349

Charge: Profesor Asociado

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Research Lines

  • Interaction of highly charged ions with surfaces.
  • Molecular self-assembled monolayers.
  • Surface protection against the corrosion and biocorrosion.
  • Surface nanostrucutures formation.
  • Charge transport phenomena.


Publications in the last 5 years

Full list in  ResearchID  E8058-2012

  1. “Compact four-port circulator based on 2D photonic crystals with a 90° rotation of the light wave for photonic integrated circuits applications”.  D. Shanmuga Sunda, C. Umamaheswari, T. Sridarshini, M. Karthikeyan, R. Sitharthan, A. Sivanantha Raja and M. Flores Carrasco. Laser Physics,
  2. “As(III) removal from aqueous solution by calcium titanate nanoparticles prepared by the sol gel method”.  R. Tamayo, R. Espinoza-González, F. Gracia, U. Pereira Rodrigues-Filho, M. Flores and E. Sacari, Nanomaterials,
  3. “Microbiologically influenced corrosion on copper of two potentially hazardous bacteria extracted from a plumbing system”.  C. Galarce, F. Pineda, D. Fischer, M. Flores, I. Vargas, M. Sancy, G. Pizarro. International Journal of Electrochemical Science,
  4. “Encapsulation of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles and Oil-in-Water Nanocarriers in Microgels with Biomedical Potential”.  G. Álvarez-Acevedo, M. Inostroza-Riquelme, B. Chornik, M. Flores, and F. Oyarzun-Ampuero. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology,
  5. “Improving the interaction between aluminum surfaces and polymer coatings”.  L. Muñoz, F. Pineda, C. Martínez, M. Sancy, M. Urzua, M. Flores, M.V. Encinas and M.A. Páez. Surface and Coatings Technology
  6. “Synthesis of salt-stable fluorescent nanoparticles (quantum dots) by polyextremophile halophilic bacteria”.  N. Bruna, B. Collao, A.Tello, P. Caravantes, N. Díaz-Silva, J. P. Monrás, N. Órdenes-Aenishanslins, M. Flores, R. Espinoza-Gonzalez, D. Bravo and J.M. Pérez-Donoso. Scientific Reports,
  7. “Asymmetric biphasic hydrophobic/hydrophilic poly(lactic acid)–polyvinyl alcohol meshes with moisture control and noncytotoxic effects for wound dressing applications”.  L. Ribba, L. Tamayo, M. Flores, A. Riveros, M.J. Kogan, E. Cerda, S. Goyanes. Journal of Applied Polymer


  1. “Adsorption of 2-thiophene curcuminod molecules on an Au(111) surface”.  M. Flores, E. Cisternas, A. Mella, J. Domingo, A. Nunez and M. Soler. Applied Surface Science
  2. “Top-down Approach to Produce Protein Functionalized and Highly Thermally Stable Cellulose Fibrils”.   F. Quero, G. Opazo, Y. Zhao, A. Feschotte-Parazon1, J. Fernandez, A. Quintro and M. Flores. Biomacromolecules
  3. “A cheap mesoporous silica from fly ash as an outstanding adsorbent for sulfate in water”.  X. Castillo, J. Pizarro, C. Ortiz, H. Cid, M. Flores, E.  De Canck, P. Van der Voort. Microporous & Mesoporous Materials
  4. “Mechanisms of Cu2+ biosorption on Lessonia nigrescens dead biomass: functional groups interactions and morphological characterization”.  H. Cid, M. Flores, J. Pizarro, X. Castillo, D. Barros, J. Moreno, C. Ortiz. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering
  5. “Study of the early growth stages of chemically deposited ZnS thin films from a non-toxic solution”.  C. Rodríguez, M. Flores, M. Sandoval-Paz, M.-P. Delplancke, G. Cabello, C. Carrasco. Material Research Express
  6. “Synthesis of Fluorinated Graphene Oxide by using an easy one-pot Deoxyfluorination Reaction”.  H. Aguilar-Bolados Contreras-Cid; M. Yazdani-Pedram, G. Acosta-Villavicencio; M. Flores, P. Fuentealba, A. Neira-Carrillo; R. Verdejo, M. Lopez-Manchado. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
  7. “Antibiofouling thin-film composite membranes (TFC) by in situ formation of Cu-(m-phenylenediamine) oligomer complex”.  B. Rodríguez, D. Ozturk, M. Rosales, M. Flores and A. García. Journal of Materials Science
  8. “Poly(lactic acid) composites based on graphene oxide particles with antibacterial behavior enhanced by electrical stimulus and biocompatibility”.  P. Arriagada, H. Palza, P. Palma, M. Flores, P. Caviedes. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A,
  9. “Surface functionalization of an aluminum alloy to generate an antibiofilm coating based on poly(methyl methacrylate) and silver nanoparticles”.  L. Muñoz, L. Tamayo, M. Gulppi, F. Rabagliati, M. Flores, M. Urzúa, M. Azócar, J.H. Zagal, M.V. Encinas, X. Zhou, G. Thompson and M. Páez. Molecules
  10. “Alkanethiol self-assembled monolayer on copper policrystalline thin films: influence on the resistivity”.  M. Flores, S. Donoso, M. Ortiz and H. Fernández. Materials Chemistry and Physics


  1. “Evidence of Mixed Oxide Formation on the Cu/SiO2 Interface”.  N. Benito and M. Flores. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C
  2. “Nanostructuring of anodic copper oxides in flouride-containing ethyleneglycol media”.  D. Oyarzún, M. López, W. Ramos; O.E. Linarez, J. Sánchez, G. Del C Pizarro, R. Arratia-Perez, G. Acosta and M. Flores. Journal of Electroanaliytical Chemistry
  3. “Unoccupied interface and molecular states in thiols and dithiols monolayers”.  J. Correa-Puerta, V. Del Campo, R. Henríquez, V. Esaulov, H. Hamoudi, Hicham, M. Flores and P. Häberle.  Langmuir
  4.  “The many faces of graphene as protection barrier. Performance under biocorrosion and Ni allergy conditions”.  C. Parra, F. Montero-Silva, D. Gentil, V. del Campo, T. Rodrigues da Cunha, R. Henríquez, P. Häberle, C. Garín, C. Ramirez, R. Fuentes, M. Flores, M. Seeger. Materials
  5. “The effect of electron-surface scattering and thiol adsorption on the electrical resistivity of gold ultrathin films”.  R. Henriquez, V. Del Campo, C. Gonzalez-Fuentes, J. Correa-Puerta, L. Moraga, M. Flores, R. Segura, S. Donoso, F. Marín, S. Bravo and P. Häberle. Applied surface Science
  6. “Formation of self-assembled monolayer of curcuminoid molecules on gold surfaces”.  I. Berlanga, Á. Etcheverry-Berríos, A. Mella, D. Jullian, V. A. Gómez, N. Aliaga-Alcalde, V. Fuenzalida, M. Flores and M. Soler.  Applied surface Science


  1. “A photochemical proposal in preparing spinel (AB2O4) thin films from β-diketonato complexes as precursors”. G. Cabello, L. Lillo, C. Caro, M. Seguel, G.E. Buono-Core, B. Chornik and M. Flores. Materials Research Bulletin


  1. “Resistivity and Hall voltaje of gold thin films deposited on mica at room temperature” Bahamondes, S. Donoso, A. Ibanez-Landaeta, M. Flores and R. Henriquez. Journal of Applied Surface Science
  2. “Pulsed laser deposition of carbon nanodots”. Muñoz, F. Guzman, P. Homm, H. Ruiz, L.S. Caballero, M favre, M. Flores and S. Hevia. Journal of Physics: Conference Serie
  3. “Suppressing bacterial interaction with copper surfaces through graphene and hexagonal boron nitride coatings”. Parra, F. Montero-Silva, R. Henriquez, M. Flores, C. Garin, C. Ramirez, J. Correa, M. Moreno, M. Segger and P. Haberle. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces


  1. “1,4-Benzenedimethanethiol interaction with Au(110), Ag(111), Cu(100) and Cu(111) surfaces: self-assembly and dissociation processes”, J. Jia, A. Giglia, M. Flores, O. Grizzi, L. Pascuali and V. Esaulov. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C,
  2. “Characterization of ZnS thin films synthesized through a nontoxic precursors chemical bath” C. Carrasco, C.A. Rodriguez, M.G. Sandoval, G. Cabello, M. Flores and H. Fernandez. Materials Research bulletin,
  3. “Magnetic properties of Co/Cu/Py antidot films with different pore diameters” J.C. Denardin, E. Burgos, R. Lavin, S. Vojkovic, J. Briones and M. Flores. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics,
  4. “Photochemical synthesis of AZrO3-X thin films (A=Ba, Ca and Sr) and their characterization”,  G. Cabello, L. Lillo, C. Caro, B.E. Buono-Cuore, B. Chornik, M. Flores, C. Carrasco and C.A. Rodriguez. Ceramics International,
  5. “Pulsed laser deposition of carbon nanodots array using porous alumina membranes as a mask”, S. Hevia, P. Homm, F. Guzman, H. Ruiz, G. Muños, L.S. Caballero and M. Flores. Surface and Coating Technology,


Research Projects

further details in PortafolioAcadémico

Study of self-assembled monolayers formation onto metal oxide surfaces for applications in cathodes of lithium-ion batteries.

2019 – 2023: FONDECYT Regular project Nº 1191799 (Principal Investigator).

Solution processed synthesis of nanostructured kesterite CZTS anode material for lithium – ion batteries.

2019 – 2022: FONDECYT Postdoctoral project Nº 3190647 (Advisor).

Study and development of ceramic thin films based on abundant materials for gas sensing applications.

2019 – 2023: FONDECYT Regular project Nº 1191779 (Co-Investigator).

Sistema de espectroscopia de fotoelectrones inducidos por radiación ultravioleta (UPS)

2018: FONDEQUIP EQM180195 (Researcher)

Fabrication of flexible Siloxane based Organic light Emitting Diodes.

2018 – 2021: FONDECYT Postdoctoral project Nº 3180089 (Advisor).

Millenium Nucleus Multifunctional Materials for Applied Surface Science.

2017 – 2020: Millenium Nucleus MultiMat (Associated researcher).

Polymeric coatings for corrosion protection of aluminum alloys

2016-2020: FONDECYT Regular project Nº 1161176 (Co-Investigator).

Resisitividad de alambres nanométricos de cobre.

2016 – 2018: FONDEF bietapa ID16I10001 (Associated researcher).

Functionalized Surfaces: protection against corrosion and biocorrosion

2015 – 2018: Anillo de Investigación en Ciencia y Tecnología Project ACT1412 (Associated researcher).

Surface nanostructures caped by molecular self-assembled monolayers.

2014 – 2017: FONDECYT Regular project Nº 1140759 (Principal Investigator).

Chemical and morphological studies of Au and Cu nanostructures induced by ion bombardment.

2014 – 2017: FONDECYT Postdoctoral project Nº 3150101 (Advisor).

Neurotransmitter detection on self-assembled monolayers.

2014 – 2017: FONDECYT Regular project Nº 1140192 (Co-investigator).

Nanoestructuras metálicas modificadas con moléculas pireno derivadas: Evaluación en procesos de interés ingenieril.

2013 – 2016: FONDECYT Postdoctoral project Nº 3140469 (Advisor).

Self-assembled monolayers on semiconductors and reactive surfaces.

2013 – 2015: ECOS-CONICYT program C12E02 (Associated researcher).

Interdisciplinary program of nanomaterials and molecular systems.

2012-2015  Anillo de Investigación en Ciencia y Tecnología Project ACT1117 (Associate investigator).


Scientific meeting

(organization and scientific committee participation)

9th International Conference on Low Dimensional Structures and Devices  LDSD 2019

Congreso Internacional de Metalurgia y Materiales  CONAMET-SAM2019

6th International Workshop on Lithium, Industrial Minerals and Energy  IWLiME 2019

V Escuela de Técnicas de Caracterización de Baja Dimensionalidad   V-eTCBD2019

X Escuela de Nanoestructuras 2019   eNE

XXI Simposio Chileno de Física 2018   SOCHIFI2018

1st Pan American Congress of Nanotechnology Fundamentals and Applications to Shape the Future 2017   PanNano2017

First Conference on Energy, Efficiency and Environmental Sustainability 2017  1CEES-2017

IV Congreso Nacional de Nanotecnología 2016   IVCNN2016

XXII Latin American Symposium on Solid State Physics 2015  SLAFES2015

III Congreso Nacional de Nanotecnología 2014  CNN2014