RIGOBERTO C. ADVINCULA
Department of Chemistry, University of Houston
Houston, Texas 77204-5003
Macromolecules, organic materials, hybrid
nanomaterials, and ultrathin films: (1) synthesis of new functional materials
capable of ordering at surfaces and interfaces, (2) application of surface
sensitive spectroscopic, microscopic, optical, and electrochemical analytical
techniques to understand ordering and phenomena, (3) devices and applications of
ultrathin films and particles.
Ph.D. in Chemistry, 1994. The University of Florida, Department of
Chemistry, Gainesville, FL. Advisor: Randolph S. Duran
B.S. in Chemistry, 1987. The University of the Philippines, Institute of
Chemistry, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines.
2007-Present: Professor, University of Houston,
Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemical Engineering (joint
appointment), Houston, TX.
2005-2007: Associate Professor Joint Appointment,
University of Houston, Department of Chemical Engineering, Houston, TX.
2002-2007: Associate Professor, University of Houston,
Department of Chemistry, Houston, TX.
1997-2002: Assistant Professor, University of Alabama at
Birmingham, Department of Chemistry, Birmingham, AL. Tri-Campus
Materials Program Faculty and Adjunct Prof. with Department of Materials
Eng. and Dept. of Biomedical Eng.
1996-1997: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Stanford
University, Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford, CA. Advisors:
Curt Frank and Wolfgang Knoll.
1996-1997: Visiting Researcher, Hewlett-Packard (Agilent
Technologies) with Daniel Roitman and IBM, Almaden Research
Center, with Bob Tweig.
1995-1996: Alexander Von Humboldt Research Fellow, Max
Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany. Advisor:
1991 and 1993: Visiting Scientist, Institut Charles Sadron
and IPCMS- Group Materiaux Organique, with Jacques LeMoigne, CNRS,
1989-1993: Teaching Assistant, University of Florida,
Department of Chemistry.
1987-1989: Instructor I, University of the
Philippines, Institute of Chemistry.
HONORS AND Professional Recognition:
Research Excellence Award, University of Houston, May 1, 2007.
Technical Focus Lecturer Award, FSCT, ICE 2007, March 2007.
Editorial Board, Macromolecules, Chemistry of Materials,
Polymers for Advanced Technologies (PAT) and Journal of Bioactive and
Vice-Chair, University of Houston Research Council (2007-present)
NSF Molecular Electronics Workshop, Invited, 2007.
Visiting Professor, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, 1999 and
Visiting Professor, McGill University and University of Montreal, CSACS,
Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore, Dept. of Chemistry,
2004 and 2006.
Keck Futures Nano Initiative Conference, National Academies, Invited, 2004.
Arthur Doolittle Award, American Chemical Society, PMSE Division,
Nanotechnology Visiting Professor, Tokyo University of Agriculture
and Technology (TUAT), Department of Organic and Polymer Materials, 2003.
NSF Materials Chemistry Workshop, Invited, 2002.
NSF-CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 1999.
Venture Business Laboratory Visiting Professor, TUAT, VBL Program, 1997.
Alexander Von Humboldt Research Fellow, Germany, 1995.
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, elected, April 1995.
University National Scholarship, NSTA, Philippines B.S. in Chemistry,
Invited, plenary, and workshop speaker to international, national, and
topical conferences on polymers, nanoscience, display devices,
interfacial science, coatings, etc.
Polymer Science for undergraduates and graduate students;
Organic Chemistry (I and II) for undergraduates; Advanced Organic Chemistry for
graduate students; Special Topics in Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Thin Films,
and Organic and Polymer Materials.