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Frank V. Bright photo

SUNY Distinguished Professor, A. Conger Goodyear Chair

Chemistry

University at Buffalo

511 Natural Sciences Complex

Buffalo, NY 14260

716-645-68xx ext 2161

 

Dr. Frank V. Bright

webpage: http://www.chem.buffalo.edu/bright.php

Research Interests:

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.

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