Del Río Q., Rodrigo

 Del Río Quero, Rodrigo

Rodrigo del Río Q.
Phone: (56-2) 2354 1522
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Associate Professor
PhD in Chemistry
Universidad de Santiago, 1999.





Current research in our laboratory is based on the use of electrochemical techniques for the synthesis of semiconductor nanoparticles (nanoparticles, nanotubes, etc.) (TiO 2, Fe2O3, ZnO) and its application to solar energy conversion systems; for hydrogen generation and for oxidation of organic pollutants present in water. The synthesis of these semiconductors nanostructures is also carried out by other methods, such as chemical vapor deposition (CVD) in order to compare the efficiency of the systems obtained by various manufacturing methodologies.

Another area studied in the laboratory is the use of sustainable materials, such as nanocellulose in the generation of electrodes, through their modification with conductive systems (metal nanoparticles, conductive polymers, graphene, etc.) and how these electrodes can be useful in the design of sensor or energy storage systems (supercapacitors). These electrodes based on nanocellulose are more sustainable than the traditional ones and at the same time transparent, so it is being studied to apply them to the determination of various analytes through electrical and optical disturbances.