Rosa M. Espinosa Marzal

 Rosa M. Espinosa Marzal
Rosa M. Espinosa Marzal
  • Professor
  • Professor and Willett Faculty Scholar
  • Donald Biggar Willett Faculty Scholar
(217) 300-4380
3207 Newmark Civil Engineering Bldg

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  • PhD. (Materials Science and Engineering), Hamburg University of Technology (Germany), 2004
  • BEng. (Mechanical Engineering), Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (Spain), 1997

Other Professional Employment

  • Vice-Chair of the American Chemical Society Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, 2024

Research Topics

Chapters in Books

  • RM Espinosa-Marzal, ZAH Goodwin, X Zhang, Q Zheng. Colloidal Interactions in Ionic Liquids–the electrical double layer inferred from ion layering and aggregation. ACS Book: One Hundred Years of Colloid Symposia: Looking Back and Looking Forward, 123-148 (2023). Chapter 7. DOI: 10.1021/bk-2023-1457.ch007.
  • Z Zachariah, M Heuberger, RM Espinosa-Marzal. Colloidal Interactions DLVO theory and beyond. One Hundred Years of Colloid Symposia: Looking Back and Looking Forward, 31-47 (2023). Chapter 2. DOI: 10.1021/bk-2023-1457.ch002.
  • R. M. Espinosa-Marzal, M. Han, A. Arcifa, A. Rossi, N. D. Spencer. Ionic Liquids at Interfaces and their Tribological Behaviour, in "Encyclopedia of Interfacial Chemistry: Surface Science and Electrochemistry", Elsevier (2018) Vol. 3.

Selected Articles in Journals

Teaching Honors

  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (2015 (Sp), 2016 (Fall), 2018 (Fall), 2022 (Fall), 2023 (Spring))

Research Honors

  • Ivan Racheff Professor (The Grainger College of Engineering) (06/2024)
  • Donald Biggar Willett Faculty Scholar (The Grainger College of Engineering) (06/2020)
  • Deans Award for Excellence in Research (The Grainger College of Engineering) (01/2019)
  • Excellence Faculty Scholar in Civil and Environmental Engineering. (03/2016)
  • CAS Associate (UIUC) (01/2016)
  • NCSA Fellow (UIUC) (08/2014)
  • DFG Grant (German Research Foundation) (09/2007)
  • DAAD Fellowship (German Academic Exchange Service) (10/1997)

Public Service Honors

  • Selected Vice-Chair 2024, Elected Chair 2025, Chair 2026 and Past Chair 2027, Colloids and Surface Chemistry, American Chemical Society (01/2024)
  • Selected Vice-Chair 2024 and Chair 2026 Gordon Research Conference in Tribology (07/2022)

Recent Courses Taught

  • CEE 440 - Fate Cleanup Environ Pollutant
  • CEE 442 - Env Eng Principles, Physical
  • CEE 544 - Advanced Surface Science
  • CEE 595 AG - Adv Environmental Engr Seminar
  • MSE 455 - Macromolecular Solids
  • MSE 559 - Soft Materials Seminar