Name Michael Sailor
|Institutions University of California, San Diego (1990–)|
Alma mater Harvey Mudd College (B.S., 1983) Northwestern University (M.S., Ph.D. 1988)
Known for Porous silicon nanotechnology
Institution University of California, San Diego
Nanotechnology in medicine and the environment michael j sailor
Michael J. Sailor is a nanotechnology researcher and professor at the University of California, San Diego. Sailor is best known for his research on porous silicon, a nanostructured material that is prepared by electrochemical corrosion of crystalline silicon wafers.
- Nanotechnology in medicine and the environment michael j sailor
- Michael j sailor porous silicon nanoparticles as self reporting drug delivery vehicles
- Awards and honors
He pioneered the development of label-free biosensors from thin optical films of porous silicon. He prepared the first microparticles and nanoparticles of porous silicon, and harnessed the intrinsic photoluminescence of these formulations for in vitro and in vivo imaging applications. He was the first to demonstrate time-gated luminescence imaging with these nanoparticles, important because time-gating suppresses tissue autofluorescence that often compromises the fidelity of fluorescence images of biological tissues. He also adapted the concept of "Smart Dust" to the field of nanotechnology: the idea that microscopic particles can be manufactured with optical, chemical, and mechanical properties that can perform sensing, signaling, and motive functions.
Michael j sailor porous silicon nanoparticles as self reporting drug delivery vehicles
Awards and honors
Sailor has received the following awards and honors:
Sailor is a member of the following organizations and associations: