May 21, 2012 - 12:44
Roberto Lopez, PhD



Job Title

Assistant Professor, Extension Specialist


Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.


Youngest recipient of Purdue University Extension Specialist Association’s Early Career Award; Actively involved with OFA’s outreach and educational programs and has been invited to speak in English and Spanish at more than 75 regional, national and international industry conferences; Involved with leading edge production research in such areas as LED lighting, sustainability and energy conservation.


In the community, Roberto donates his time and works with high-risk teenagers as well as senior citizens on horticulture related topics. Can’t live without: A watch. “Maybe having a grandfather and an uncle who are watch repair technicians has something to do with it?”

Fun Fact

From the family file: Roberto is a first generation U.S. citizen and the first in his family to graduate with a bachelor’s, master’s and PhD.