Antonio Rodes García, born in 1963 in Benijófar (Alicante, Spain). Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Alicante from 2011. He received his BSc (1986) and PhD (1991) in Chemistry at the University of Alicante. The experimental work of his PhD was performed during a stay of three years (1988 to 1991) in the Laboratory of Interfacial Electrochemistry of the C.N.R.S. in Meudon (France), under the supervision of Dr. Jean Clavilier.
His research work is mainly related to the structural aspects of Interfacial Electrochemistry, with special focus in the application of infrared spectroscopy to the in situ characterization of metal/solution interfaces.
Preparation and electrochemical characterization of single crystal metal surfaces.
Spectroscopic characterization of layers of molecules and anions adsorbed on single crystal metal surfaces.
Preparation and structural characterization of metal thin films (silver, gold,...) that can be used in internal reflection infrared spectroscopy experiments. Study of the relationship between the structure and the vibrational response observed with these films when used as substrates for the adsorption of different species under electrochemical conditions.
Application of step-scan techniques for the study of the kinetics of electrode processes.
Member of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), the Ibero-American Society of Electrochemistry (SIBAE) and the Royal Spanish Society of Chemistry (RSEQ), he has active scientific contacts with various spanish and international research groups. He has published more than 100 papers in international Electrochemistry and Physical Chemistry journals, for which he regularly acts as a reviewer.
University Institute of Electrochemistry
Instituto Universitario de Electroquímica Universidad de Alicante Carretera de San Vicente del Raspeig s/n 03690 San Vicente del Raspeig Alicante (España)