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Alejandro Villalobos

Alejandro VillalobosMy name is Alejandro Villalobos, and I will be graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry in May 2020. During my time at the UA, I’ve had the opportunity to work in two projects under the guidance of Dr. Thomas Gianetti. The first project focuses on the elaboration of efficient well-defined organometallic electrodes that electrocatalytically convert alcohol into energy chemicals. The second project targets the synthesis and interaction studies of novel transition metal - Lewis acid (TM – LA) complexes to perform stoichiometric and catalytic hydrogenation, C-H activation, and X atom transfer. When I’m not in the lab, I am studying or tutoring chemistry and calculus for the UA Think Tank. I’ve also had the honor to be a member of the CBC department as an ambassador and peer mentor for incoming undergraduates. In my free time, I enjoy playing basketball, watching movies, hanging out with friends, and working in the lab! In the near future, I plan to apply to graduate programs with a focus on organometallic chemistry.