Gonzalo Campillo-Alvarado is a DRIVE Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Illinois Distinguished Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholar Program at the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the Universiy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research in the group of Prof. Ying Diao involves the understanding and application of single-crystal transitions of organic semiconductors.

Gonzalo integrates knowledge of supramolecular-, reversible- and mechanochemistry, with emphasis on boron, to engineer crystalline materials with functional properties (e.g., conductivity, motion, porosity, photoactivity). His research has direct application in electronics, petrochemistry, pharmaceutics, separation science and solid-state reactivity.

Gonzalo holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Iowa (advisor: Prof. Leonard R. MacGillivray), and a M.Sc. in Chemistry from Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos (México), as well as a B.Sc. in Biopharmaceutical Chemistry from Universidad Veracruzana (México).