Gabriel López


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Internal Advisory Board

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Dr. Gabriel López is the Vice President for Research at the University of New Mexico. López received a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado in 1985 and then received a doctorate degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington in 1991. López was a professor of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at UNM from 1993 to 2010. During his time at UNM, he served as the founding director of the Center for Biomedical Engineering beginning in 2005, and the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Programs beginning in 2008. López was also the founding director of the NSF’s Research Triangle Materials Research Science and Engineering Center at Duke University where Lopez was a professor from 2011-2015. López is an accomplished scholar with over 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters and is inventor on 42 U.S. patents. He has served as Principal Investigator or co-Principal Investigator on approximately $46 million in grant awards. He is the recipient of many honors and accolades for his research, including election as a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering in 2011.