Rodrigo Tapia Hernandez

BSc Chemistry, Augsburg University


PhD Student in Chemistry (Analytical Chemistry)



5. Caudill ER, Hernandez RT, Johnson KP, O'Rourke J, Zhu L, Haynes C, Feng ZV and Pedersen JA. Wall teichoic acids govern cationic gold nanoparticle interaction with gram-positive bacterial cell walls. Chem. Sci. 2020, in press.

4.  Mitchell SL, Hudson-Smith NV, Cahill MS, Reynolds BN, Frand SD, Green CM, Wang C, Hang MN, Hernandez RT, Hamers RJ, Feng ZV, Haynes CL, and Carlson EE. Chronic exposure to complex metal oxide nanoparticles elicits rapid resistance in Shewanella oneidensis MR-1. Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 9768-9781.

3. Feng ZV, Miller BR, Linn TG,Pho T, Hoang KNL, Hang MN, Mitchell SL, Hernandez RT,  Carlson EE, and Hamers RJ. Biological impact of nanoscale lithium intercalating complex metal oxides to model bacterium B. subtilis. Environ. Sci. Nano. 2019, 6, 305–314.

2. Pham SN, Kuether JE, M. J. Gallagher MJ, Hernandez RT, Williams DN, Zhi B, . Mensch AC, Hamers RJ, Rosenzweig Z, Fairbrother H, Krause MOP, Feng ZV, and Haynes CL. Carbon dots: A modular activity to teach fluorescence and nanotechnology at multiple levels. J. Chem. Educ., 2017, 94, 1143–1149.

1. Mensch AC, Hernandez RT, Kuether JE, Torelli MD, Feng ZV, Hamers RJ, and Pedersen JA. Natural organic matter concentration impacts the interaction of functionalized diamond nanoparticles with model and actual bacterial membranes. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2017, 51, 11075–11084.

Select Awards

1. ACS Analytical Chemistry Division Award (2018)