Stella Quinones

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El Paso Texas, 79968
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Stella Quinones
Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Stella Quinones is an Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department and is the graduate advisor to students on probation status. Dr. Quinones is active in multidisciplinary research that includes planar and selective micro- and nano-epitaxial growth and materials characterization of CdTe on CdTe(111), CdTe(211), Si(211), Si(111) and Si(100) substrates by conventional and novel close-space sublimation (CSS) for infrared and X-ray detector applications. Dr. Quinones has also participated in research associated with electron beam melting of titanium, and planar and selective electroless nickel plating of polymer rapid prototype substrates. Current engineering education activities include efforts to increase the number of engineering degrees awarded to women by creating an inclusive, enriching, and engaging environment. Related efforts include mentoring and intervention activities to increase student success by creating a holistic, networked support system for entering first-year high-risk students that will enhance their academic achievement and provide them structured plans for academic and career success. In the classroom, Dr. Quinones works to integrate cutting-edge technology in the classroom in order to facilitate active learning, assessment, and the creation of innovative teaching materials. This has led to the creation of a first year hands-on course focused on building and designing sensors. Dr. Quinones also designed an Applied Quantum Mechanics course for Electrical Engineers that motivates students and promotes interest in quantum mechanics and semiconductor device physics. This course was supported by an NSF Course Curriculum Lab Improvement grant and the collaboration with the NSF Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) nanoHUB project with Purdue University.


  1. 3D Manufacturing
  2. Biomedical Sensors
  3. Electroplating
  4. Engineering Education
  5. Nanoscale Manufacturing
  6. Thin Film Growth


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