WELCOMING OUR NEWEST FACULTY MEMBER - Rodrigo Alejandro Vargas-Hernandez

Rodrigo Alejandro Vargas-Hernandez
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology

Rodrigo joined the Faculty of Science in September.  Rodrigo earned his PhD in Theoretical Chemistry at the University of British Columbia and his Honours BSc in Chemistry and Theoretical Chemistry from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Prior to joining McMaster, Rodrigo was a postdoctoral researcher at the Unviersity of Toronto and an Affiliate Postdoctoral Researchers at the Vector Institute.

What's the focus of your research?

My research is focused on the application and development of machine learning algorithms to advance materials simulations.

Who inspired you to become a scientist?

My parents who've supported me through my research career.

If you weren't an assistant professor, what would you be doing for a career?

Knowledge and freedom are the primarily motivators for my job. If I wasn't an assistant prof., I will likely be part of a research group in the industry.

What do you enjoy doing away from work?

In my spare time I usually practice bike & cafe - choose a coffee shop or a bakery and then cycle there.'

Your hometown?

I was born in Mexico City.

Welcome Rodrigo at vargashr@mcmaster.ca.

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