Associate Professor – Organic “Materialist” and “Superficial” Chemist
Antonio M Rodriguez was born in Ciudad Real in 1986 and graduated as the Valedictorian of the year in Chemistry from University of Castilla La Mancha (UCLM) in 2009. He received the FPU fellowship from the MEC and pursued his PhD in microwave-assisted chemistry systems, using nanoliter NMR spectroscopy to monitor chemical reactions. During his PhD, he also received training in Computational Chemistry, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, and the behavior of nanomaterials through non-covalent interactions.
After obtaining his PhD in 2014, Antonio continued his work as a postdoctoral fellow at several institutions, including Università di Napoli Federico II (2015-2017) and MSOC Nanochemistry group (2017-2021). During his time as Chair of the European Young Chemists’ Network (2019-2021), he developed excellent communication, teamwork, and management skills. He was recently awarded the II Premio Divulgación de la Química ST Castilla La Mancha RSEQ 2020 for his outreach activities at IRICA institute. As of September 2022, he has started working as an associate professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy at UCLM (Albacete).
In his free time, Antonio enjoys sports like running and cycling, and also enjoys surfing the web for the latest memes and GIFs. He is a fan of all types of chemistry, but his area of expertise is nanochemistry and organic chemistry. When not doing chemistry (which, not surprisingly, isn’t that often) he enjoys sports, such as running and cycling, surfing the web for the latest memes and GIFs, hanging out with his friends and especially talking every single person he knows into buying a Mac.