Year 2017

Sanchis, M. J., Carsí, M., Gómez, C. M., Culebras, M., Gonzales, K. N., & Torres, F. G. (2017). Monitoring molecular dynamics of bacterial cellulose composites reinforced with graphene oxide by carboxymethyl cellulose addition. Carbohydrate Polymers157, 353-360.

Year 2016 

F. G. Torres, H. Cornejo. The need for technical improvement in the plastics recycling industry in middle-income countries: The Peruvian case. Progress in rubber, Plastics & Recycling Technology. 2016, 32, 183-194.

S. A Rodriguez, E. Weese, J. Nakamatsu & F. G. Torres. Development of biopolymer nanocomposites based on polysaccharides obtained from red algae Chondracanthus Chamissoi, reinforced with chitin whiskers and montmorillonite. Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering.

S. Martinez,  C. Rivon, O. P. Troncoso , F. G. Torres . Botanical Origin as a Determinant for the Mechanical Properties of Starch films with Nanoparticle Reinforcements. Starch‐Stärke. 2016 , 68, 1-8. DOI 10.1002/star.201600143

F.  Gatto,  O.P. Troncoso, V.  Brunetti,  M. A. Malvindi,  P.P. Pompa, F.G Torres ,  G. Bardi . Human monocyte response to Andean‐native starch nanoparticles. Starch‐Stärke. 2016 May 1. doi: 10.1002/star.201600105 

F.G. Torres, E. Le Bourhis, K. N. Gonzales. Exploring the mechanical properties of hard botanical structures of two tropical plants. Bioinspired, Biomimetic and Nanobiomaterials.

Stefania Corvaglia, Sol Rodriguez, Giuseppe Bardi, Fernando G. Torres, Daniel Lopez. Chitin whiskers reinforced carrageenan films as low adhesion cell substrates. International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials.  65 (2016), 574–580. 

V. Tietsch,  J. Alencastre,  H. Witte,  F.G. Torres. Exploring the shock response of spider webs, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, Volume 56, 2016, 1–5. doi:10.1016/j.jmbbm.2015.11.007

Year 2015
F. G. Torres; O. P. Troncoso; O. Gamucci; S. Corvaglia; V. Brunetti; G. Bardi. Immunological properties of Andean starch films are independent of their nanometric roughness and stiffness. International journal of biological macromolecules, 75, 460-466, 2015.

D. Ebenstein; C. Calderon; O. P. Troncoso; F. G. Torres. Characterization of dermal plates from armored catfish Pterygoplichthys pardalis reveals sandwich-like nanocomposite structure. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 45, 175-182, 2015.

M. Culebras; C. J. Grande; F. G. Torres; O. P. Troncoso; C. M. Gomez; M. C. Bañó. Optimization of Cell Growth on Bacterial Cellulose by Adsorption of Collagen and Poly-L-Lysine. International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials, 64(8), 411-415, 2015.

Fernando G. Torres, Ph.D.; Maria Malásquez; Omar P Troncoso; Impact and fracture analysis of fish scales from Arapaima Gigas. Materials Science and Engineering: C,2015. doi:10.1016/j.msec.2015.02.034

Fernando G. Torres, Daniel H. de la Torre, Mónica Merino, DMA of dermal armor from A. gigas and P. pardalis. Bioinspired, Biomimetic and Nanobiomaterials, 4, 2015, 199-206.

Fernando G. Torres, Omar P. Troncoso, Jaime Vega, Michelle Wong; Influence of botanic origin on the morphology and size ofi starch nanoparticles from Andean native starch sources. Polymer from Renewable Resources, 2015.

F. G. Torres, D. Arce (2015). Starch-Based Nanocomposites for Biomedical application. Depan, D. (Ed.). Biodegradable Polymeric Nanocomposites: Advances in Biomedical Applications.  73-88. CRC Press. Boca Raton,London, New York.

Year 2014

F. G. Torres, E. Le Bourhis, O. P. Troncoso, J. Llamoza. Structure-Property Relationships in Arapaima Gigas Scales Revealed by Nanoindentation Tests. Polymers & Polymer Composites, 22(4), 2014.

F. G. Torres; O. P. Troncoso; F. Cavalie; Physical characterization of the liquid adhesive from orb-weaving spiders. Materials Science and Engineering, 34: 341–344, 2014.

F. G. Torres; O. P. Troncoso; E. R. Rivas; C. G. Gomez; D. Lopez. Reversible stress softening of collagen based networks from the jumbo squid mantle (Dosidicus gigas). Materials Science and Engineering, 37: 9-13, 2014.

F. G. Torres; O. P. Troncoso; J. Diaz; D. Arce. Failure analysis of porcupine quills under axial compression reveals their mechanical response during buckling. Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials,39, 111-118, 2014.

Year 2013

F. G. Torres; O. P. Troncoso; C. Torres; C. J. Grande; Cellulose based blends, composites and nanocomposites. Advanced Structured Materials, 18: 21-54, 2013.

F. G. Torres; O. P. Troncoso; M. V. Ruiz; A thermomechanical study of elastomeric collagen-based fibers in the wet state. Bioinspired, Biomimetic and Nanobiomaterials, 2: 93-97, 2013.

F. G. Torres; O. P. Troncoso; C. Torres; W. Cabrejos; An experimental confirmation of thermal transitions in native and regenerated spider silks. Materials Science and Engineering: C, 33: 1432-1437, 2013.

F. G. Torres; S. Commeaux; O. P. Troncoso; Starch-based biomaterials for wound-dressing applications. Starch – Stärke, 65: 543-551, 2013.

F. G. Torres; O. P. Troncoso; M. Montes; The effect of temperature on the mechanical properties of a protein-based biopolymer network. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 111: 1921-1925, 2013.

Year 2012

F. G. Torres, S. Commeaux; O. P. Troncoso; Biocompatibility of Bacterial Cellulose Based Biomaterials. Journal of functional biomaterials, 3: 864-878, 2012.

F. G. Torres; O. P. Troncoso; E. Amaya; The effect of water on the thermal transitions of fish scales from Arapaima Gigas. Materials Science and Engineering: C, 32: 2212-2214, 2012.

Year 2011

F. G. Torres; O. P. Troncoso; C. Torres; D. A. Díaz; E. Amaya, Biodegradability and mechanical properties of starch films from Andean crops; International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 48: 603-606, 2011.

F. G. Torres; O. P. Troncoso; D. A. Díaz; E. Amaya; Morphological and thermal characterization of native starches from Andean Crops; Starch/Starke, 63: 381-398, 2011.

F. G. Torres; O. P. Troncoso; C. Grande; D. A. Díaz; Biocompatibilty of starch-based films from starch of Andean Crops for biomedical applications; Materials Science and Engineering C, 31: 1737-1740, 2011.

F.G. Torres; Model engineering of ancient and historical machines as a training tool for mechanical engineering students; International Journal of Engineering Education, 27: 591-596, 2011.

Year 2010

F. G. Torres, O. P. Troncoso, F. Piaggio, A. Hijar; Structure-property relationships of a biopolymer network: The eggshell membrane; Acta Biomaterialia, 6: 3687-3693, 2010.

J. Pérez-Rigueiro, G.R. Plaza, F.G. Torres, A. Hijar, C. Hayashi, B. Perea, M. Elices, G.V. Guinea; Supercontraction of dragline silk spun by lynx spiders (Oxyopidae); International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 46: 555-57, 2010.

Year 2009

Fernando G. Torres, Omar P. Troncoso, Daniel Lopez, Cristian Grande and Clara M. Gomez. Reversible stress softening and stress recovery of cellulose networks; Soft Matter 21, 4185-4190, 2009.

M. Elices, G. R. Plaza, A. A. Miquel, J. Pérez-Rigueiro, F. G. Torres, G. Guinea, The Mechanical Behaviour of Silk during the Evolution of Orb-web Spinning Spiders, Biomacromolecules, 10 (7), 1904–1910, 2009.

C. J. Grande, Fernando Torres, C.M. Gomez, M.C, Nanocomposites of Bacterial Cellulose-Hydroxyapatite for biomedical applications, Acta Biomaterialia, 5 (5): 1605-1615, 2009.

C. J. Grande, F. G. Torres, C. M. Gomez, O. P. Troncoso, J. Canet-Ferrer, J. Martínez-Pastor, Development of self-assembled Bacterial Cellulose-Starch nanocomposites, Materials Science and Engineering C, 29 (4): 1098-1104, 2009.

Year 2008

O.P. Troncoso, F. G. Torres, C. Grande, Characterisation of the byssus fibres from Aulacomya ater, Acta Biomaterialia, 4 (4): 1114-1117, 2008.

F.G. Torres, O.P. Troncoso, J. Nakamatsu, C. Grande, C. Gómez, Characterisation of the nanocomposite laminate structure occurring in fish scales from A. Gigas, Materials Science and Engineering C, 28 (8): 1276-1283, 2008.

C. J. Grande, F.G. Torres, C. M. Gomez, O. P. Troncoso, J. Canet-Ferrer, J. Martinez-Pastor, Morphological Characterisation of Bacterial Cellulose-Starch Nanocomposites, Polymers and Polymer Composites, 16: 165-169, 2008.

Year 2007

S. Gea, F. G. Torres, O. P. Troncoso, C. T. Reynolds, F. Vilasecca, M. Iguchi, T.Peijs, Biocomposites based on Bacterial Cellulose and Apple and Radish Pulp, International Polymer Processing, 5: 497-501, 2007.

X. Wu, F.G. Torres, F. Vilaseca, T. Peijs, Chitin whiskers reinforced poly(caprolactone) nanocomposites, Journal of biobased materials and Bioenergy, 1: 341-350, 2007.

F.G. Torres, O. H. Arroyo and C. Gómez, Processing and Mechanical Properties of Natural Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Starch Biocomposites, Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, 20 (2): 207-223, 2007.

F.G. Torres, A. Boccaccini, O.P. Troncoso, Microwave Processing of Starch-based Porous Structures for Tissue Engineering Scaffolds, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 103 (2): 1332-39, 2007.

F.G. Torres, S.H. Sheikh Md Fadzullah, S.N. Nazhat, V. Maquet, R. Jérôme, Y.L. Min, A.R. Boccaccini, Mechanical properties and bioactivity of porous PLGA/TiO2 nanoparticle-filled composites for tissue engineering scaffolds, Composites Science and Technology, 67(6): 1139-47, 2007.

Year 2006

J. Nakamatsu, F.G. Torres, O.P. Troncoso, Y.M. Lin, A.R. Boccaccini, Processing and Characterization of Porous Structures from Chitosan and Starch for Tissue Engineering Scaffolds, Biomacromolecules, 7 (12): 3345 -3355, 2006.

Torres, F.G., Aragon, C.L., Characterization of natural fiber reinforced rotational molded plastic products, Polymer Testing, 25(4): 568-577, 2006.

F.G. Torres, O.H. Arroyo, C. Grande, E. Esparza, Bio- and photo-degradation of Natural Fibre Reinforced Starch – Based Biocomposites, International Journal of Polymeric Materials 55(12): 1115-1132, 2006.

C. Gómez, F.G. Torres, J. Nakamatsu, O.H. Arroyo, Thermal and structural analysis of Natural Fibre Reinforced Starch – Based Biocomposites, International Journal of Polymeric Materials, 55(11): 893-907, 2006.

Torres, F.G., Carrillo, M., Cubillas, M.L., Melt densification of natural fiber reinforced polymer powder beds, Polymers and Polymer Composites, 14 (7): 651-659, 2006.

Torres, F.G., Cubillas, M.L., Sintering of non-spherical polyethylene particles, Polymers and Polymer Composites, 14 (5): 503-513, 2006.

Before 2006

Torres, F.G., Flores, R., Dienstmaier, J.F., Transport properties and flame retardancy of natural fiber reinforced polymers, Polymers and Polymer Composites, 13(8): 753-764, 2005.

F.G. Torres, M.L. Cubillas, Study of the interfacial properties of natural fibre reinforced polyethylene, Polymer Testing, 24(6): 694-698, 2005.

C. Grande y F.G. Torres, Investigation of fibre organisation and degradation in single screw extrusion of natural fibre reinforced thermoplastics, Advances in Polymer Technology, 24(2): 145-156, 2005.

Torres, F. G., Díaz, R. M. y Machicao, E., Morphological Characterisation of natural fibre reinforced thermoplastics processed by extrusion, compression and rotational moulding, Polymers and Polymer Composites, 12(8): 705-718, 2004.

Torres, F.G., Polymer Processing in Peru, editorial written at request of the editor of International Polymer Processing, International Polymer Processing, Vol. XVIII, 3, (2003), p. 218

Torres F.G., y Aguirre, M., Rotational Moulding and Powder Processing of Natural Fibre Reinforced Thermoplastics, International Polymer Processing, 18(2): 204-210, 2003.

Torres, F.G., Ochoa, B. y Machicao, E., Single Screw Extrusion of Natural Fibre Reinforced Thermoplastics (NFRTP), International Polymer Processing, 18(1): 33-40, 2003.

Torres, F.G., Some remarks on the teaching of polymer processing to mechanical engineering students, International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education, 30(2): 155-164, 2002.

Torres, F.G. and Bush, S.F., Sheet extrusion and thermoforming of long glass fibre (LGF) reinforced polypropylene, Composites Part A, 31(12): 1421-1431, 2000.

Bush, S.F., Torres, F.G., Methven, J.M., Rheological characterisation of discrete long glass fibre (LGF) reinforced thermoplastics, Composites Part A, 31(12):1289-1294, 2000.

Bush, S.F and Torres, F.G., Morphological characterisation of LGF composites for the thermoforming process, International Polymer Processing, 15(2): 208-214, 2000.