Joaquin Rodriguez Lopez




Joaquín Rodríguez-López is an assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Originally from Mexico, he performed undergraduate studies with Prof. Marcelo Videa at Tecnológico de Monterrey, obtained a Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin with Allen J. Bard and did a postdoc with H.D. Abruña in Cornell University. Joaquin’s group combines interests in electroanalytical chemistry and energy materials by developing chemically-sensitive methods for studying ionic and electronic reactivity in nano-structures, highly-localized surface features, and ultra-thin electrodes. An emerging investigator, Joaquín aspires to build a dynamic group that creates original concepts for high-performance energy technologies.


Royce W. Murray Young Investigator Award by the Society of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 2017; East Central Illinois ACS Local Section "Distinguished Service Award,” 2016; Sloan Research Fellowship, 2016; Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh Starter Grant, 2015; International Society of Electrochemistry Travel Award, 2015;  Joint Center for Energy Research Storage Director's Fund Award, 2014 & 2015; Young Investigator Award, Energy Materials Center at Cornell, 2012; ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Graduate Fellowship, Sponsored by Eli Lilly and Co., 2010.


  • 2016
    • Barton, Z.J.; Rodríguez-López, J. Emerging Scanning Probe Approaches to the Measurement of Ionic Reactivity at Energy Storage Materials. Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 2016, 11, 2707-2715.
    • Hui, J.; Burgess, M.; Zhang, J.; Rodríguez-López, J. Layer Number Dependence of Li+ Intercalation on Few-Layer Graphene and Electrochemical Imaging of Its Solid-Electrolyte Interphase Evolution, ACS Nano 2016, 10, 4248-4257.
  • 2015
    • Cristarella, T.; Chinderle, A.; Hui, J.; Rodríguez-López. Single Layer Graphene as a Stable and Transparent Electrode for Non-Aqueous Radical Annihilation Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence. Langmuir 2015, 31, 3999-4007.
    • Simpson, B.H.; Rodríguez-López, J. Electrochemical Imaging and Redox Interrogation of Surface Defects on Operating SrTiO3 photo-electrodes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 14865.
  • 2014
    • Gavvalapalli, N.; Hui, J.; Cheng, K.; Lichtenstein, T.; Shen, M.; Moore, J.S.; Rodríguez-López. Impact of Redox Active Polymer Molecular Weight on the Electrochemical Properties and Transport Across Porous Separators in Non-Aqueous Solvents. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 16309-16316.

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