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Pietro Papa Lopes

Electrochemist Scientist


Pietro Papa Lopes is an electrochemist scientist at the Energy Conversion and Storage Group in the Materials Science Division. His current research interests focus on understanding surface diffusion phenomena in electrochemical environments, electrochemical conversion processes for water remediation and fuel production, materials stability, and in situ synthesis processes for achieving regeneration of electrochemical materials within its operational device. He has received the Early Career Award from the Department of Energy in 2022, the  Early Investigator Named Award from the Physical Sciences and Engineering Directorate at Argonne in 2021, and has been selected as a Rising Star by the American Chemical Society publication ACS Materials Au.


  • PhD, University of Sao Paulo-Brazil, Chemistry, 2013
  • MS, University of Sao Paulo-Brazil, Physical-Chemistry, 2009
  • BS, University of Sao Paulo-Brazil, Chemistry, 2006


University Affiliations

Senior Scientist, UChicago CASE

Graduate Faculty Scholar, Northern Illinois University


Relevant Publications

  1. ACS Mater. Au 3, 1, 8-17, 2022 - Lopes, Pietro P.; A Framework for the Relationships between Stability and Functional Properties of Electrochemical Energy Materials. (https://​doi​.org/​1​0​.​1​0​2​1​/​a​c​s​m​a​t​e​r​i​a​l​s​a​u​.​2​c​00044)

  2. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 143, 7, 2741-2750, 2021 - Lopes, Pietro P.; Chung, Dong Young; Rui, Xue, Zheng, Hong, He, Haiying; Farinazzo Bergamo Dias Martins, Pedro; Strmcnik, Dusan; Stamenkovic, Vojislav R.; Zapol, Peter; Mitchell, J. F.; Klie, Robert F.; Markovic, Nenad M.; Dynamically Stable Active Sites from Surface Evolution of Perovskite Materials during the Oxygen Evolution Reaction. (https://​doi​.org/​1​0​.​1​0​2​1​/​j​a​c​s​.​0​c​08959)
  3. Science, 369 (6506), 923-924, 2020 – Lopes, Pietro P.; Stamenkovic, Vojislav R.; Past, present, and future of lead−acid batteries. (DOI: 10.1126/science.abd3352)
  4. Nature Materials, 19, 1207-1214, 2020 - Lopes, Pietro P.; Li, Dongguo; Lv, Haifeng; Wang, Chao; Tripkovic, Dusan; Zhu, Yisi; Schimmenti, Roberto; Daimon, Hideo; Kang, Yijin; Snyder, Joshua; Becknell, Nigel; More, Karren L.; Strmcnik, Dusan; Markovic, Nenad M.; Mavrikakis, Manos; Stamenkovic, Vojislav R. Stamenkovic; Eliminating Dissolution of Pt-based Electrocatalysts at the Atomic Scale. (https://​doi​.org/​1​0​.​1​0​3​8​/​s​4​1​5​6​3​-​0​2​0​-​0​735-3)
  5. Nature Energy, 5 (3), 222-230, 2020 - Chung, Dong Y.; Lopes, Pietro P.; Martins, Pedro F.B.D.; He, Haiying; Kawaguchi, Tomoya; Zapol, Peter; You, Hoydoo; Tripkovic, Dusan; Strmcnik, Dusan; Zhu, Yisi; Seifert, Soenke; Lee, Sungsik; Stamenkovic, Vojislav R.; Markovic Nenad M.; Dynamic Stability of Active Sites in Hydr(oxy)oxides for the Oxygen Evolution Reaction. (https://​doi​.org/​1​0​.​1​0​3​8​/​s​4​1​5​6​0​-​0​2​0​-​0​576-y)
  6. Nature Materials, 16, 57-69, 2017  - Stamenkovic, Vojislav R.; Strmcnik, Dusan; Lopes, Pietro P.; Markovic, Nenad M.; Energy and Fuels from Electrochemical Interfaces. (https://​doi​.org/​1​0​.​1​0​3​8​/​n​m​a​t4738)