University of Rio
Faculty of Exact, Physical and Natural Chemistry
Professor Hector Fernandez has received his PhD in the National University of RA-or fourth UNRC Argentina during the period of 1974-1978 and was a postdoctoral research associate with Robert Osteryoung at the University of New York at Buffalo,USA. Currently he is working as a full Professor at the UNRC. He has successfully completed his administrative responsibilities as Dean of the Facultad de Ciencias Exactas UNRC during the period of 1992-1999. He has authored more than fifty research articles and book chapters and has been the editor of a book. He is a member of The National Council of Scientific and Technological Research CONICET, Argentina as a Principal Researcher. He is a AAQA ,AAIFQ and SIBAE fellow and he has been honored as President of Asociation of Argentina Quamicos Analyticos AAQA 2007-2009 and representative of AAQA in the Red Iberoamericana de Quamica Analytica RIQA 2010.
Heterogeneous reaction mechanisms of organic compounds. Electrochemistry of mycotoxins. Electrochemistry of synthetic and natural antioxidants. Electrochemistry of hormones. Studies of ultramicroelectrodes and modified electrodes by self assembled monolayers of thiols, carbon nanotubes, antibodies, etc. Their use for electroanalytical techniques. Nanotechnological devices for the determination of antioxidants, mycotoxins and hormones in real matrixes (plants, cereal, foods, sera of animal origin, etc, respectively). Chemical sensors, biosensors and immunoelectrodes.