Dr. Frank V. Bright
Chemical sensors; Environmentally benign chemistry; Biomaterials for wound repair
Summary of Recent Relevant Research:
Dr. Bright’s research focuses on: (i) the development of robust solid-state chemical sensors for the detection and quantification of volatile gases, drugs, steroids and prostaglandins, and proteins in complex milieu; (ii) understanding solvation and chemical reactivity in supercritical fluids and ionic liquids; and (iii) the development of biodegradable constructs for controlled delivery of protein-based drugs for wound repair. The graphic illustrates the interior of a molecularly tailored xerogel-based nanopore that is used for chemical sensing applications.