Stephanie Pazos

Assistant Professor of Teaching

Office Location

PSBN 4614


Chemical Education

Inorganic Chemistry



Ph.D. University of California Los Angeles, Inorganic Chemistry

M.S. University of Illinois at Chicago, Organic Chemistry

B.S. University of California Irvine, Chemistry



Stephanie Pazos received her PhD from UCLA under the guidance of Prof. Richard Kaner. Her doctoral thesis titled “Perfluorophenylazide Photochemistry for the Modification of Materials” received the UCLA Chemists Association Dissertation Award in Inorganic Chemistry. During her graduate career, she was a recipient of the Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship and was an active participate in the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) UCLA chapter. Outside of academia, she has worked in several industries conducting polymer, surface science, and nanofluidic research.






Stephanie Aguilar, “Perfluorophenylazide Photochemistry for Modification of Materials”, University of California Los Angeles, 2020.

Stephanie Aguilar, Steven Bustillos, Shuangmei Xue, Wai H. Mak, Chen-Hao Ji, Ethan Rao, Abdulaziz Alturki, Brian T. McVerry, Erika Callagon La Plante, Aziz Alturki, Dante Simonetti, Gaurav Sant, Richard B. Kaner. “Enhancing polyvalent cation rejection using perflorophenylazide-grafted-copolymers membrane coatings” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2020, 12,37, 42030-42040.

Cheng-Wei Lin*, Stephanie Aguilar*, Ethan Rao, Wai H. Ma, Xinwei Huang, Na He, Dayong Chen, Dukwoo Jun, Paige Curson, Brian T. McVerry, Eric M. V. Hoek, Shu-Chuan Huang and Richard B. Kaner. “Direct grafting of tetraaniline via perfluorophenylazide photochemistry to create antifouling, low bio-adhesion surfaces” Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 4445-4457.

Xueying Chang, Cheng-Wei Lin, Stephanie Aguilar, Mackenzie Anderson, Richard B. Kaner. “Three-dimensional Graphene Network with Covalently-grafted Aniline Tetramer for Ultralong-life Supercapacitors” Advanced Functional Materials, 2021, 31, (32), 2102397.

* These two authors contribute equally to this work.