Antonio A. Lopez, born and raised in Texas, gained an interest in chemistry from an enthusiastic high school teacher who became a family friend. That spark of interest led him to pursue and earn a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX. After graduation he then moved to Raleigh, NC, where he earned a master’s degree in chemistry from North Carolina State University. His research focused on synthesis and photophysical characterization of dinuclear PtII molecules that exhibit metal-metal-to-ligand charge transfer. In his free time, Antonio enjoys volunteering with his wife at their parish and dog-butlering at SPCA of Wake County. He also enjoys woodworking and plans to eventually make his own furniture.
BS, Chemistry, St. Mary’s University
MS, Chemistry, North Carolina State University