Engineering upconversion emission spectra using plasmonic nanocavities

 

Christopher Lantigua, Sha He, Milad Akhlaghi Bouzan, William Hayenga, Noah J. J. Johnson, Adah Almutairi, and Mercedeh Khajavikhan. Engineering upconversion emission spectra using plasmonic nanocavities. Optics Lett 2014, published online 3 June.

 

Near infrared-induced heating of confined water in polymeric particles for efficient payload release

 

Spring 2014 invited talks by Prof. Almutairi

 

Prof. Almutairi has been invited to give a number of talks this spring, including:

  •   Pittcon (Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy), Chicago, IL
  • ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry symposium, “Responsive Nanostructures and Nanocomposites,” Dallas, TX

Exploiting oxidative microenvironments in the body as triggers for drug delivery systems

 

Shivanjali Joshi-Barr, Caroline de Gracia Lux, Enas A. Mahmoud, and Adah Almutairi. Exploiting oxidative microenvironments in the body as triggers for drug delivery systems. Antioxid Redox Signal published online 2013 Dec 13.

 

Metal chelating crosslinkers form nanogels with high chelation stability

 

Jacques Lux, Minnie Chan, Luce vander Elst, Eric Schopf, Enas Mahmoud, Sophie Laurent, and Adah Almutairi.  Metal chelating crosslinkers form nanogels with high chelation stability. J Mater Chem B 2013; 1, 6359-6364.

 

Tunable Protein Release from Acetalated Dextran Microparticles: A Platform for Delivery of Protein Therapeutics to the Heart Post-MI

 

Sophia Suarez , Gregory N. Grover , Rebecca L. Braden , Karen L. Christman , and Adah Almutairi. Tunable Protein Release from Acetalated Dextran Microparticles: A Platform for Delivery of Protein Therapeutics to the Heart Post-MI. Biomacromolecules 2013; published online Sep 23.

 

Jason passes his qualifying exam

 

Congratulations to Jason Olejniczak, who passed his candidacy exam with full confidence from his committee. Jason's only remaining requirement for his PhD in chemistry is to complete his dissertation and publish the research it comprises.

NAS workshop on convergent/transdisciplinary research

 

Highest Efficiency Two-Photon Degradable Copolymer for Remote Controlled Release

 

Jason Olejniczak, Jagadis Sankaranarayanan, Mathieu L. Viger, and Adah Almutairi. ACS Macro Lett, 2013, 2, 683–687. DOI: 10.1021/mz400256x

 

Prof. Almutairi's TEDx talk now online

 

Prof. Almutairi explained her interest in light-responsive materials in her presentation at TEDxUCSD on May 11, 2013. Video of the talk is now available on the TEDx YouTube channel.

 

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