Research Interests

Professor Gustavo Lopez is interested in developing computational techniques to describe various systems in computational phase. Specifically, quantum and classical Monte Carlo techniques are applied to describe nanostructured systems, molecular hydrogen adsorbed on surface or trapped in fullerenes, and quantum liquids. Additionally, ab-initio techniques are used to describe molecular wires formed in helical peptides, metal oxides, and semiconductors



  • A. Cruz and G.E. López, Effect of surface corrugation on low temperature phases of adsorbed (p-H2)7 : A quantum path integral Monte Carlo study, Phys. Lett. A, 2014, 378, 1375
  • Z. Salehi-Najafabadi, C. Barreiro, A. Rodriguez-Garcia, A. Cruz, G.E. Lopez, and J.F. Marin, The gamma-butyrolactone receptors BulR1 and BulR2 of Streptomyces tsukubaensis: tacrolimus (FK506) and butyrolactone synthetases production control, Appl Microbiol Biotechnol, 2014, , DOI 10.1007/s00253-014-5595-9
  • N.A. O’Connor, G.E. Lopez, A. Cruz, Quinoline-2-thiol Derivatives as Fluorescent Sensors for Metals, pH, and HNO, Curr. Chem. Lett., 2014, , DOI 10.5267/j.ccl.2014.3.001
  • G.N. Armaiz-Pena, J.K. Allen, A. Cruz, G.J. Villares, A. Cruz R.L. Stone, A.M. Nick, Y.G. Lin, L.Y. Han, L.S. Mangala, G.J. Villares, P. Vivas-Mejias, C. Rodriguez-Aguayo, A.S. Nagaraja, K.M. Gharpure, Z. Wu, R.D. English, K.V. Soman, M.M.K. Shazhad, M. Zigler, M.T. Deavers, A. Zien, T.G. Soldatos, D.B. Jackson, J.E. Wiktorowicz, M. Torres-Lugo, T. Young, K.D. Geest, G.E. Gallick, M. Bar-Eli, M. López-Berestein, S.W. Cole, G.E. López, S.K. Lutgendorf, and A.K. Sood, Src activation by -adrenoreceptors is a key switch for tumour metastasis, Nature Comm, 2013, 4, doi:10.1038/ncomms2413


Job History

  • 2010 - Current : Professor, Lehman College, CUNY
  • 1994 - 2010 : Professor, UPR-Mayaguez
  • 1993 - 1994 : Assistant Professor, IU-PR
  • 1992 - 1994 : Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Rhode Island
  • 1986 - 1992 : Ph.D., UMASS-Amherst