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Inorganic and Bioinorganic Photochemistry Laboratory



E-mail: amarti@rice.edu
Tel. 713-348-3486
Office DBH 320B
Curriculum Vitae (Link)

Angel A. Martí obtained his Ph.D degree in 2004 from the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras with Prof. Jorge Colón, where he held the NSF Graduate Teaching Fellowship in K-12 Education and NIH-RISE fellowship; here he studied the photophysical properties of metal complexes immobilized in layered zirconium phosphate materials. In 2004 he joined Prof. Nicholas Turro’s research group at Columbia University as a postdoctoral research scientist, where he has worked in the development of fluorescent probes for the detection of trace amounts of DNA and RNA in vivo and in vitro. In July 2008, Dr. Angel Martí joined the department of Chemistry at Rice University in Houston. Currently he is interested in developing multifunctional composite molecules with applications in oligonucleotide detection, medical treatments, proteolysis and sensors.

Graduate Students

Office: DBH 320

Tel. 713-348-3487


Meredith McDowell


B.S. Biochemistry

Trinity University, TX

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Research interests: Development of fluorescent intracellular temperature probes.


Ashleigh Smith


B.S. Chemistry

Texas Tech University, TX

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Research interest: Dispersion and imaging of boron nitride nanotubes.


Bo Jiang


B.S. Physics

Dalian University of Technology, China



Research interests: Fluorescent transition-metal complexes to detect amyloid-β aggregation.

Cecilia Martínez


B.S. Chemistry

Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico


Research interests: Control and manipulation of Boron-Nitride nanomaterials

Kexin Ling


B.S. Chemistry

Fudan University, China



Research interests: Supramolecular Boron-Nitride nanomaterials







Dr. Carlos de los Reyes

Graduate Student Alumnus

Currently Process Engineer at Intel Corporation

Portland, Oregon

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Dr. Erick Flores

Visiting Graduate Student Alumnus

Currently at Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Santiago, Chile





Dr. Amir Aliyan

Graduate Student Alumnus

Currently researcher at Pasargad Institute for Advanced Innovative Solutions and faculty at Khatam University

Tehran, Iran






Dr. Erika Jiménez

Post-doctoral Research Associate



Dr. Disha Jain


Post-doctoral Research Scientist

Currently at Dow Chemicals

Houston, TX



Dr. Kewei Huang


Graduate Student Alumnus

Currently Scientist at Shell

Houston, TX

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Dr. Avishek Saha


Graduate Student Alumnus

Currently Scientist at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

Chandigarh, India

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Dr. Nathan Cook


Graduate Student Alumnus

Currently Instrumentation Specialist at Williams College

Williamstown, Massachusetts

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Dr. Chengmin Jiang


Graduate Student Alumnus

Currently Development Editor at ACS Applied Materials & Interface

Houston, TX

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Dr. Victor García


Graduate Student Alumnus

Currently Post-doc at ETH Zurich

Zurich, Switzerland

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Marcia Lima


Visiting Graduate Student

Universidade Federal de São Carlos

UFSCar, Brazil