Gabriel P. Lopez
Farris Engineering Center
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Ph.D. University of Washington, Chemical Engineering, 1991
B.S. University of Colorado, Chemical Engineering, 1985
Dr. López was appointed as the University of New Mexico’s Vice President for Research in 2015 where he is also a professor in the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering. Previously, Dr. López was a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering and an adjunct professor in UNM’s Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering. At Duke, Dr. López was the founding director of the NSF’s Research Triangle Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (RT-MRSEC), which is focused on the programmable self-assembly of soft matter and currently includes approximately 60 researchers at Duke, North Carolina State, UNC-Chapel Hill and NC Central University.
Prior to his time at Duke, Dr. López was a professor in UNM’s Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering from 1993-2010. During this time, he was the founding director of UNM’s Center for Biomedical Engineering (currently a member) and the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Programs. Dr. López also served for five years on the Board of Directors of STC.UNM.
Dr. López’ current research interests include bio-interfacial phenomena, biomaterials, self-assembly and bio-analytical microsystems to address problems in medicine, biotechnology and environmental quality.