First RNMSL Group Photo - Oct. 2012 (L-R) Dr. Rocha, Mikhail Solomonik, Alyssa Dibble, Ryan Capasse, Leonard Breindel, Rakan Ashour

Dr. Rocha

Pic of Dr. Rocha (current CV)
Rocha joined the School of Chemistry and Materials Science at Rochester Institute of Technology in 2012 as an Assistant Professor. He received his BS and MS degrees in Chemistry from the University of North Texas in 1995 and 2002, followed by his PhD in 2008 from Rice University. Prior to arriving at RIT, he was a Research Scientist at SouthWest NanoTechnologies in Norman, OK where, among other responsibilities, he led a $1.1M joint collaboration between SWeNT and a major electronics corporation to develop semiconducting SWCNT inks for thin film transistor applications. His doctoral work at Rice and postdoctoral research at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) focused on optical spectroscopic characterization of carbon-based nanomaterials including carbon nanotubes and metal organic frameworks. Rocha's nearly 20 years in chemical research also includes experimental and computational work in gas-phase chemical kinetics of atmospheric and combustion chemistry as well as studies of organometallics. He is a member of the ACS Physical and Analytical divisions and also participates regularly in activities with the MRS, AAAS, and the Society for the Advancement of Chicano and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS).



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James Lane

Jason Reff

Saunders Riley


Luis Madera


Ben Catalano

Greg Curtin

Emma Snyder



Pic of RAshourRakan Ashour - MS Mat. Sci. Engineering, 2014; University of Rochester, Materials Science & Engineering, PhD Candidate

Pic of LBreindelLeonard Breindel - MS Chem., 2014; University of Albany, Chemistry, PhD Candidate

Pic of DWoodsDustin Woods - MS Chem., ABT; Illinois Institute of Technology, Chemistry, PhD Student

RIT Undergrads

Darina Vassileva - BS 2016; Philadelphia, PA

Pic of RCapasseRyan Capasse - BS 2015

Anthony Cannella - BS 2015; University of Buffalo, Chemistry PhD Candidate

Pic of BZeghumBilal Zeghum - BS 2015; Houston, TX

Pic of ADibbleAlyssa Dibble - BS 2015; Johnson & Johnson

Pic of MSolomonikMikhail Solomonik - BS 2014; Kodak


Riccardo Torsi - Summer 2016; Physics, Boise State University

Mecca I-Asia Wright - Summer 2015; Biochemistry, SUNY-Potsdam

ACS Project SEED

Austin Hammond - Summer 2015;

Caleb Whittier - Summer 2013; Chemistry, University of Rochester