Paramaconi Rodríguez-Pérez, Dr.

Paramaconi Rodríquez-Pérez
  • Postdoc researcher (former group member)

Telephone number
+31 (0)71 527
Fax number
+31 (0)71 527
E-mail address
Faculty of Science, Leiden Institute of Chemistry, Catalysis and Surface Chemistry
Office address
Gorlaeus Laboratories
Einsteinweg 55
2333 CC Leiden
roomnumber HB434


Paramaconi Rodríguez was born in Caracas (Venezuela) in 1979. He studied Chemistry at the University Simón Bolívar in 1997-2003. He combined his degree in chemistry with a 3-years research work on the electrochemical oxidation of phenols on lead-oxide electrodes under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Carlos Borrás. Later, he also participated in the study the oxidation of thiophene in microemulsion systems using a rotating pump reactor, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jorge Mostany. Afterwards, he moved to Alicante (Spain) to do his Ph.D with Prof.dr. Juan Feliu and Dr. Enrique Herrero. He worked on the electrochemical characterization of single-crystal platinum surfaces and platinum nanoparticles using electrochemical tools. During this period Paramaconi performed two research visits, in Guelph (Canada) with Prof. Dr. Jacek Lipkowski and in Bern (Switzerland) with Prof. Dr. David Fermín in Bern. He received his Ph.D degree, Cum-Laude, in April 2007. In October 2007, Paramaconi started his post-doc in Leiden under the supervision of Marc Koper. His current work aims to the understanding of the catalytical activity of gold electrodes.