Contact Information

Dr. Alexander Lopez
Assistant Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Mississippi

134 Anderson Hall
University, MS 38677-1848



  • Ph.D, Chemical Engineering
    University of Arkansas, May 2015
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering
    University of Arkansas, May 2011


  • Post-doctoral Research Associate. University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. (2015-2016)
  • Research Associate. Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, Energy Systems Division. (2014)
  • Research Assistant. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, Department of Chemical Engineering. (2011-2015)

Research Interests

  • Membrane Separations
  • Materials Science
  • Water Desalination and Wastewater Reclamation
  • Energy Production and Storage
  • Additive Manufacturing

Recent Publications

  • Lopez, A.M., Cowan, M.G., Gin, D.L., Noble, R. D. "Phosphonium-Based Poly(ionic liquid)/Ionic Liquid Ion Gel Membranes: Influence of Structure and Ionic Liquid Loading on Ion Conductivity and Light Gas Separation Performance." J. Chem. Eng. Data (2018). doi:10.1021/acs.jced.7b00541.
  • Lopez, A.M., Demydov, D., Rogers, B., Cleous, H., Tran, L., Smith, C., Williams, M., Schmelzle, J., Hestekin, J. A. "Economic Comparison of Pressure Driven Membrane Processes to Electrically Driven Processes for Use in Hydraulic Fracturing" Sep. Sci. Technol. (2017). 1–10.
  • Lopez, A.M., Williams, M., Paiva, M., Demydov, D., Do, T.D., Fairey, J.L., Lin, Y.J., Hestekin, J.A. "Potential of Electrodialytic Techniques in Brackish Desalination and Recovery of Industrial Process Water for Reuse" Desalination (2017). 409, 108–114.
  • Cowan, M.G., Lopez, A.M., Masuda, M. Kohno, Y., McDanel, W.M., Noble, R.D., Gin, D.L. "Imidazolium-based poly(ionic liquid)/ionic liquid ion-gels with high ionic conductivity prepared from a curable poly(ionic liquid)" Macromolecular Rapid Communications. (2016). 37, 1150-1154.
  • Lopez, A.M., Dunsworth, H., Hestekin, J.A. "Reduction of the Shadow Spacer Effect using Reverse Electrodeionization and its Applications in Water Recycling for Hydraulic Fracturing Operations" Separation and Purification Technology. (2016). 162, 84-90.