Visiting Faculty

Research interests: Functionalized mesostructured materials (mesoporous and hierarchical silica nanomaterials) engineered for the following applications: Bionanotechnology

  • Cancer research: Intracellular biomacromolecules (DNA, RNA, and proteins) delivery nanodevice for biological systems; application in colorectal cancer;
  • Biocatalysis: Enzymatic conversion of non-food biomass in food products. Energy and the Environment
  • Catalysts for Biofuels Synthesis: Metal, and metal-oxide nanocatalysts on porous materials support for catalytic conversion of non-food biomass to fuels;
  • Sensors: Porous materials for environmental applications (sensing of water contaminants and carbon capture).

Email: clai@fiu.edu