The Angel Marti Group at Rice University
Research Interests

Last updated: March 22, 2015

Recent Journal Covers:
In the News
03/19/2015 Prof. Martí gives the plenary speech at the 50th American Chemical Society Junior Technical Meeting (Link)

04/11/2014  Prof. Martí wins the American Society for Photobiology New Investigator Award (Link)
11/22/2013  Prof. Martí wins the I-APS Young Investigator Award (Link)

10/7/2013 “Ship in the Bottle” Detects Dangerous Vapors (Link)

07/19/2013 New Clues Illuminate Alzheimer’s roots (Link)

02/14/2013 Univision; Veneno Silencioso (video in Spanish) (Link) 

12/14/2012 Rice University opens new window on Parkinson’s (video) (Link)

12/14/2012 Metallic probes able to detect fibrils... (Link)

8/03/2011: Forget me not; by CW 39 News (Link)

7/14/2011: Supramolecules get time to shine ...; by Rice Media (Link)

7/13/2011: Molecules ‘light up’ Alzheimer’s roots ...; by Rice Media (Link),0,3829982.story

Welcome to the Angel Martí research group webpage at Rice University Department of Chemistry. We use inorganic chemistry, photochemistry, spectroscopic and molecular biology techniques to study problems in chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, nanotechnology and medicine.

Some of our current projects involve:

  1. 1.The design and synthesis of multifunctional molecular constructs for the treatment and diagnosis of amyloid forming diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease.

  2. 2.Immobilization of single-walled carbon nanotubes in the surface of porous silicate materials.

  3. 3.Aided dispersion of single-walled carbon nanotubes by metal complexes and the study of photoinduced electron transfer reactions between metal complexes and carbon nanotubes.

  4. 4.Design of probes for the detection and monitoring of DNA and mRNA in different media. This includes the use of hybridization probes with an oligonucleotide sequence complementary to the target sequence of interest, and a fluorescent reporter group capable of changing its photophysical properties upon binding to the target sequence.

For more information about these projects follow the Link or check out our most recent publications