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  • Bachelor in Chemistry. Faculty of Chemistry. National University of Mexico (UNAM)
  • Master in Science. Faculty of Sciences. National University of Mexico (UNAM)

Main Interest

  • Chemical physics of liquids.

Research Interest

  • Microstructure of liquids.
  • Microemulsions.


  • Atomic Absorption spectrophotometer
  • Differential Thermal Analysis
  • Light Scattering dispersion
  • Taylor dispersion
  • Atomic force microscopy


-Brisa Arenas-Gómez; Cristina Garza; Yun Liu and Rolando Castillo
Alignment of Worm-like micelles at intermediate and high shear rates
Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 560 (2020) 618–625

-N. Rincón-Londoño, A. Tavera-Vázquez, C. Garza, N. Esturau-Escofet, A. Kozina, and R. Castillo
Structural Changes in Worm-Like Micelles on the Incorporation of Small Photo-Switchable Molecules
J. Phys. Chem. B 2019, 123, 9481-9490

-Antonio Tavera-Vázquez; Brisa Arenas-Gómez; Cristina Garza; Yun Liu and Rolando Castillo
Structure, Rheology, and Microrheology of Wormlike Micelles Made of PB-PEO Diblock Copolymers
Soft Matter, 2018, 14, 7264

-Selmani, Atida; Tavera-Vazquez, Antonio; Garza, Cristina; Castillo, Rolando Castillo
Tuning the Viscoelastic-Gel Transition of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes Embedded in pH-Responsive Polyelectrolyte Solutions
J. Phys. Chem. B 2018, 122, 348-359

-Juan V Escobar, Cristina Garza, Rolando Castillo
Measuring Adhesion on Rough surfaces using Atomic Force Microscopy with a Liquid Probe
Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 8, 813–825. 2017

-Brisa Arenas-Gómez, Marko Vincekovic, Cristina Garza and Rolando Castillo
Worm-like Micelles in Water Solutions of 1, 4 Poly (1, 3-butadiene) – Polyethylene Oxide Diblock Copolymer
Eur. Phys. J. E (2014) 37: 51.

-Juan V Escobar, Cristina Garza, Juan Carlos Alonso, Rolando Castillo
Super-mercuryphobic and hydrophobic diamond surfaces with hierarchical structures: vanishment of the contact angle hysteresis with mercury
Applied Surface Science 273 (2013) 692–701

-E. Sarmiento-Gomez, D.Montalvan-Sorrosa, C. Garza, J. Mas-Oliva, and R.Castillo
Rheology and DWS Microrheology of Concentrated Suspensions of the Semiflexible Filamentous fd-Virus
Eur. Phys. J. E (2012) 35: 35

-S. Ramos; C. Garza; H. I. Beltrán; J. Campos-Terán; J. Arenas and R. Castillo
The cis-bis(decanoate)tin phthalocyanine/DPPC film at the air/water interface.
Journal of Colloid & Interface Science 369 (2012) 256-266

- J. Campos-Terán, C. Garza, H. I. Beltrán, R. Castillo
Thin Film Formation at the Air-Water Interface and on Solid Substrates of soluble axial substituted cis-bis- Decanoate Tin Phthalocyanine.
Thin Solid Films. 520 (2012) 2211-2219

- David Lopez-Diaz, Erick Sarmiento-Gomez, Cristina Garza, Rolando Castillo
A Rheological Study in the Dilute Regime of the Worm Micelle Fluid Made of Switterionic Surfactant (TDPS), Anionic Surfactant (SDS) and Brine
Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 348 (2010) 152-158

- J. Hernández-Pascacio, C. Garza, X. Banquy, N. Díaz-Vergara, A. Amigo, S. Ramos,
R. Castillo, M. Costas, A. Piñeiro
Cyclodextrin based self-assembled nanotube at the water/air interface,
Journal of Physical Chemistry B (letter), 111, 12625, (2007).

- C. Garza, L. T. Thieghi, R. Castillo
Atomic Force Microscopy Images of Lyotropic Lamellar Phases,
J. Chem. Phys. 126, 051106 (2007).

- A. Flores, E. Corvera-Poiré, C. Garza, R. Castillo.
Growth and morphology in Langmuir monolayers.
Europhysics letters 74-799(2006).

- A. Flores, E. Corvera-Poiré, C. Garza, R. Castillo.
Pattern Formation and Morphology Evolution in Langmuir Monolayers
The Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 110, 4824 (2006).

- A. Flores, E. Corvera-Poiré, C. Garza, R. Castillo.
The dioctadecylamine monolayer. Non-equilibrium phase domains. Chapter 12: in Current topics in Physics. In Honor of Prof. Sir Roger J. Elliott. K. Kaski, R. Barrio (eds). 397 pages.
Imperial College Press, U.K. 2005.

- C. Garza, M. Carbajal-Tinoco and R. Castillo.
Micelles and Reverse Micelles in the Nickel bis(2 ethylhexylsulfosuccinate/water/isooctane).
Journal of Colloids and Interface Science 280 (2004) 276-278.

- C. Garza, J. Delgado and R. Castillo.
A survey of the phases and the metastable phases in the ternary systems of divalent metal [bis-2-ethylhexyl]- sulphosuccinate /iso-octane/water.
J.Phys.Condens. Matter. 14 (2002) 4805-4814.

- G. Juárez-Martínez, C. Garza, R. Castillo J.K. Blaird and A. Moreno.
A Dynamic Light Scattering Investigation On The Nucleation And Growth Of The Thaumatin Crystals or "How far from equilibrium state is the system in the crystal growth of thaumatin".
J. Cryst. Growth, 232, 119 (2001).

- R. Castillo, C. Garza and J. Orozco.
The mutual Diffusion Coefficient of the methanol-n-hexane mixture around the coexistence line.
Fluid Phase Equilibria. 150-151 (1998) 797-805.

- R. Castillo and C. Garza.
Mutual Diffusion Coefficient Of Alkaline-Hearth and Third Family Metal Chlorides In Aqueous Solutions.
Int. J. Of Thermophys. 17, 4, 771 (1996).

- R. Castillo, C. Garza and S. Ramos.
Brownian Motion At Molecular Level In Liquid Solutions of C60.
J. Phys Chem. 98, 4188 (1994).

- R. Castillo, C. Garza and H. Domínguez.
The Mutual Diffusion Coefficients For The van der Waals Binary mixtures of types II, III, IV and V.
J. Chem Phys. 100, 6649, (1994).

- R. Castillo, H. Domínguez and C. Garza.
The mutual Diffusion Coefficient For The van der Waals Binary Mixture of type l.
J. Chem Phys. 99, 9899 (1993).

- R. Castillo and C. Garza.
Temperature Dependence Of The Mutual Diffusion Coefficients In Aqueous Solutions Of Alkali Metal Chlorides.
Int. J. Of Thermophysics, 14, 1145 (1993).

- R. Castillo and C. Garza.
Mutual Diffusion Coefficients In The Water-Rich Region Of Water Phenol Mixtures And their relation to Aggregate Formation.
J. Phys Chem. 96,3, 1475 (1992).

- H. Riveros and C. Garza.
Rice husks as a source of high purity silica.
J. Crys. Growth 75 (1986).