Kenneth Hernández-Burgos earned a BA in chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras (UPR-RP) in 2010. During his time at UPR-RP, he was a Minority Access for Research Careers Fellow and investigated the electrochemical and spectrochemical properties of ferrocene derivatives under the supervision of Ana R. Guadalupe. He earned his PhD at Cornell University, where he was advised by Héctor D. Abruña. During that time, he mastered the design and characterization of organic electrode materials for electrical energy storage applications.
Currently Hernández-Burgos is a Beckman Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is conducting his research, to the design and characterization of redox-active polymers (RAPs) for redox flow batteries, in the Joaquín Rodríguez-López lab.