Ph. D. Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Department, Rice University, May 1999. Advisor: Dr. Enrique V. Barrera Dissertation: "Development and Characterization of a Nanofiber Reinforced Polymer Composite"
M.S. Mechanical Engineering and Material Science Department, Rice University, May 1996. Thesis: “Rheological properties of C60 solutions”
B. S. Mechanical Engineering/minor in Business, Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico. Dec 1993 Thesis: “Development of a Particulate (metal) Polymer Composite for ESD/EMI Electronic Cable Protection”
Chairman, President, and CEO of Lockheed Martin, Ms. Marillyn Hewson presents Engineer of the Year award to Dr. Karen Lozano, Julia Beecherl Endowed Professor, Founder/Director of Nanotechnology Center of Excellence at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley & Chief Technology Officer, FibeRio Technology Corporation