- R&D 100 Awards
Antonio Redondo, PhD, received a BS in physics from Utah State University in 1971 and a MS and PhD in applied physics from the California Institute of Technology in 1972 and 1977. He taught physics at the University of the Andes in Venezuela and in 1980 returned to Caltech, where he was a research associate investigating semiconductor surfaces and interfaces. He came to Los Alamos National Laboratory as a Technical Staff Member in the Electronics and Electrochemical Materials and Devices Group in 1983, where he researched electrochemical fuel cells and semiconductor devices.
Antonio led a team of scientists at Los Alamos to design a catalytic converter for a new generation of green automobiles. This project involved collaborations with three other national laboratories and research organizations at General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. In March 1997 Antonio received a Medal for Technical Accomplishment from then Vice President Al Gore for his contributions to this project.
He joined the Theoretical Division in 1994 as Group Leader of the Theoretical Chemistry and Molecular Physics Group. After 2000, he started to work on theoretical biology problems, particularly cell signaling and immunology. During 2005 and 2006, he was Group Leader of the Theoretical Biology and Biophysics Group and became Division Leader in June 2006. In 2015, he decided to go back to full-time research and was appointed Senior Scientist in the Theory, Simulation and Computation Directorate. He has been an adjunct professor in the Computational Science Research Center at San Diego State University and the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Antonio is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the World Technology Network. His recent interests in research have focused on modeling soft matter and fluid systems.
In February 2018, he was appointed head of the Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation, the organization at Los Alamos National Laboratory in charge of technology transfer.