Katya Michelle Aguilar Pérez

PhD Students


Research Interests

Katya is interested in the development and characterization of nanomaterials for drug delivery, food/nutrition industry and environmental application.

Selected Publications

Synthesis and Nano-Sized Characterization of Bioactive Oregano Essential Oil Molecule-Loaded Small Unilamellar Nanoliposomes with Antifungal Potentialities
Aguilar-Pérez, Katya M., et al
Molecules 26.10 (2021)

Insight into nanoliposomes as smart nanocarriers for greening the twenty-first century biomedical settings
Aguilar-Pérez, K. M., et al.
Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology 8 (2020): 1441

Biotriborheology of shea butter solid lipid nanoparticles in a topical cream
Avilés-Castrillo, J. I., Quintanar-Guerrero, D., Aguilar-Pérez, K. M., & Medina, D. I.
Tribology International 156 (2021): 106836

Nano-sorbent materials for pharmaceutical-based wastewater effluents-An overview
Aguilar-Pérez, K. M., J. I. Avilés-Castrillo, and Gustavo Ruiz-Pulido
Case Studies in Chemical and Environmental Engineering 2 (2020): 100028

Nanoadsorbents in focus for the remediation of environmentally-related contaminants with rising toxicity concerns
Aguilar-Pérez, K. M., et al.
Science of The Total Environment (2021): 146465

Nano-biomaterials in-focus as sensing/detection cues for environmental pollutants
Aguilar-Pérez, K. M., et al.
Case Studies in Chemical and Environmental Engineering 2 (2020): 100055

FONs of highly preorganized N, N’-bis (3-aminobenzyl)-5, 8-diiminequinoline with aggregation induced emission enhancement and metal-chelation for selective Cd2+ detection
Aguilar, C. A. H., Narayanan, J., Shanmuganathan, R., Ricardo, C. T., Castrillo, J. I. A., Miranda, M. Y. P., Aguilar-Pérez, K. M.
Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry 367 (2018): 1-12


  • M.Sc.,Nanotechnology, Tecnológico de Monterrey, México, 2020
  • B.Sc.,Nanotechnology, México


  • 1st place in the Innovation category of the Latin American Innovation Rally, 2016 - UAM
  • Award of outstanding young people in science and technology, 2017 - Mexican Council of Science and Technology

KAUST Affiliations

  • Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center (AMPMC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Nanotechnology Environmental applications Drug delivery Nanoencapsulation