To celebrate rising stars in analytical science, the publication Analytical Scientist released its Power List 2022, which includes chemistry Professor Joaquín Rodríguez López.
The list features 40 scientists under 40 years of age, who were nominated by readers and selected by a panel of judges.
In his Power List profile, Rodríguez López talks about his research exploring ways to electrify technologies to turn the tide on anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, and he shares secrets to success and advice for other analytical scientists.
Rodríguez López, J. Andrew and Susan S. Langan Professorial Scholar and Associate Professor of Chemistry, is affiliated with the Materials Research Lab and Beckman Institute of Advanced Science and Technology on the UIUC campus. He received the 2020 Arthur F. Findeis Award for Achievements by a Young Analytical Scientist from the American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry; was named to the 2018 Science News SN 10: Scientists to Watch list and was selected a Scialog Fellow in 2017 by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement.
He completed his PhD under the guidance of Professor Allen J. Bard at the University of Texas at Austin in 2010 and was a postdoctoral researcher with Professor Hector D. Abruña in Cornell University in 2012 before joining the faculty in Chemistry at Illinois. His research 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. The group aspires to build a dynamic and diverse environment for research that generates original concepts for high-performance energy technologies.