Faculty Profile for Dr. Christopher Peter Rhodes

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Dr. Christopher Peter Rhodes
Assistant Professor — Chemistry and Biochemistry
CHEM 310
phone: (512) 245-6721

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Godinez Salomon, J. F., Albiter, L., Alia, S. M., Pivovar, B. S., Camacho-Forero, L. E., Balbuena, P. B., … Rhodes, C. P. (2018). Self-Supported Hydrous Iridium-Nickel Oxide Two-dimensional Nanoframes for High Activity Oxygen Evolution Electrocatalysts. ACS Catalysis, 8, 10498–10520. https://doi.org/DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.8b02171
  • Niu, S., McFeron, R., Godinez Salomon, J. F., Chapman, B. S., Damin, C. A., Tracy, J. B., … Rhodes, C. P. (2017). Enhanced Electrochemical Lithium-Ion Charge Storage of Iron Oxide Nanosheets. Chemistry of Materials, 29(18), 7794–7807. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b02315
  • Godinez Salomon, J. F., Mendoza-Cruz, R., Arellano-Jimenez, M. J., Jose-Yacaman, M., & Rhodes, C. P. (2017). Metallic Two-Dimensional Nanoframes: Unsupported Hierarchical Nickel-Platinum Alloy Nanoarchitectures with Enhanced Electrochemical Oxygen Reduction Activity and Stability. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9(22), 18660–18674. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.7b00043
  • Duraia, E. M., Niu, S., Beall, G. W., & Rhodes, C. P. (2018). Humic acid-derived graphene-SnO2 nanocomposites for high capacity lithium-ion battery anodes. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 29, 8456–8464. https://doi.org/DOI: 10.1007/s10854-018-8858-x
  • Reyes, C., Somogyi, R., Niu, S., Cruz, M. A., Yang, F., Catenacci, M. J., … Wiley, B. J. (2018). Three-Dimensional Printing a Complete Lithium Ion Battery with Fused Filament Fabrication. ACS Applied Energy Materials, 8, 10498–10520. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsaem.8b00885

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, Texas State University. 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Electrochemical Society Young Professional Travel Grant, Battery Division, Electrochemical Society. 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College of Science and Engineering Achievement Award 2017. 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Service, Texas State University. 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Co-recipient of the R.A. Glenn Award for the Outstanding Fuel/Petroleum Paper, The 231st Meeting of the American Chemical Society. 2007

Selected Grants

  • Rhodes, Christopher Peter (Principal). Orientation in Polymers and Polymer Nanocomposites: Equipment for Spectroscopic Evaluation, Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) South Texas Section, $5750. (Funded: October 19, 2016). Grant.
  • Rhodes, Christopher Peter (Principal). Attenuated total reflection (ATR) accessory for characterization of polymers and polymer nanocomposites (GFT), Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) South Texas Section Equipment Committee, $10000. (Funded: November 3, 2015). Grant.
  • Theodoropoulou, Nikoleta (Co-Principal), Geerts, Wilhelmus J (Principal), Rhodes, Christopher Peter (Co-Principal). Acquisition of Vibrating Sample Magnetometer for Materials Research and Education, National Science Foundation, Federal, $225330. (Submitted: January 2017, Funded: September 15, 2017 - August 31, 2019). Grant.
  • Brittain, William J (Principal), , = (Co-Principal), Rhodes, Christopher Peter (Co-Principal), Betancourt, Tania (Co-Principal), Zakhidov, Alexander (Co-Principal). MRI: Acquisition of Atomic Force Microscope to Advance Texas State University Materials Research, National Science Foundation, Federal, $104476. (Funded: September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2019). Grant.
  • Rhodes, Christopher Peter (Principal). Nanoframe Bifunctional Oxygen Electrodes for Unitized Regenerative Fuel Cells (G), Office of Naval Research, $447894. (Funded: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2019). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Student Research Productivity Expectations Committee, Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization Program
Secretary/Treasurer for Electrochemical Society (ECS) Texas Section
Equipment Manager
Fourier Transform Infrared spectrometer (FTIR) instrument
Safety committee
Student Advisor to the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Student Chapter at Texas State University – San Marcos