Heriberto Hernandez
Curriculum Vitae

Heriberto Hernández

Department chair of Chemistry
Offices, Departments, or Centers: Biological Chemistry , Chemistry ,

Heriberto Hernández is a community-engaged chemistry professor with many years of experience administering education, conducting research projects with undergraduate students, and serving the chemistry community. As a professor at Grinnell College, Heriberto has worked with over 50 students, has several peer-reviewed publications with undergraduate student co-authors, and has presented over 25 abstracts at the American Chemical Society (ACS) National meetings. He is currently a member of the ACS Committee on Environmental and Sustainability (CES) and the treasurer of the ACS Iowa section. He was previously an associate of the ACS-CES committee and co-organized the 2022 ACS Midwest Regional meeting as arrangement Chair. Besides his work at the ACS, he is a reviewer-editor for Frontiers in Chemistry and Frontiers in Physics and a nanomaterials topic editor for the journal PhysChem. A two-time Paul Harris fellow, Heriberto has contributed to local and international projects in collaboration with Rotary International and has been a member of the external advisory board for diversity at Purdue University for the past five years.

Education and Degrees

Post Doc, Purdue University
Ph.D. Purdue University
B.S., University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez

Selected Publications

  • Samantha Reedª and H. Hernández*, Characterization of the Effects of Ligands on Bonding and σ-aromaticity of Small Platinum Nanoclusters. Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2023, 127, 4237 – 4244.
  • M.R. Ligare, K. A. Morrison, Michael A. Hewittª, J.U. Reveles, N. Govind, H. Hernández, E.S. Baker, B.H. Clowers, J. Laskin, and G.E. Johnson*. Ion Mobility Spectrometry Characterization of the Intermediate Hydrogen-Containing Gold Cluster Au7(PPh3)7H52+, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2021, 12, 2502−2508. 
  • Michael A. HewittªH. Hernández and G.E. Johnson*.  ESI-MS Identification of the Cationic Phosphine-Ligated Gold Clusters Au1−22: Insight into the Gold−Ligand Ratio and Abundance of Larger Clusters. J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom. 2021, 32, 1, 237–246.
  • Michael A. HewittªH. Hernández* and G.E. Johnson*. Light Exposure Promotes Degradation of Intermediates and Growth of Phosphine-Ligated Gold Clusters. J. Phys. Chem. C 2020, 124, 5, 3396–3402.
  • Katherine A. Parrishª, M. King, M. Ligare, G.E. Johnson and H. Hernández*. Role of sterics in phosphine-ligated gold clusters. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019. 21, 1689.

ªGrinnell undergraduate students

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