University of Pittsburgh
Raúl Hernández Sánchez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh. He was born in Chihuahua, México. During his undergraduate years Raúl worked as a research assistant in the laboratory of Prof. Sossina Haile (Caltech) in the spring and summer of 2008. Later, he explored the formation of ionic membranes under the guidance of Prof. Beate Klösgen at the Southern University of Denmark in the spring of 2009. He received a B.Sc. in Chemistry from the Department of Chemistry at ITESM Campus Monterrey in 2010 working under the direction of Prof. Jesús Angel Valencia. He then moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts to pursue a Ph.D. in Chemistry at Harvard under the mentorship of Prof. Ted Betley. After completing his thesis on the Coordination Chemistry and Electronic Structure of Iron Clusters, he then moved to Columbia University as a Columbia Nano Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow to work under the supervision of Prof. Colin Nuckolls. Since the summer of 2018, Raúl has been at the University of Pittsburgh, his group's research interests lie at the interface between inorganic and materials chemistry.