Prof. Hedi Mattoussi
Prof Mattoussi is a professor at the Florida State University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry since August 2009. Prior to that, he spent 12 years working as a senior Research Scientist at the US Naval Research Laboratory (Washington, DC). He earned a Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics from the University of Pierre & Marie Curie (Paris VI) in 1987, and a Habilitation to direct Research in Materials Physics (also from Paris VI) in 1994. His research experiences include postdoctoral stays at the Polymer Science Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and at MIT, Center for Materials Science. His group presently focuses on the development of inorganic nanoparticles and clusters (including semiconductor QDs, metallic and magnetic nanocrystals and fluorescent metal clusters such as those made of Au and Ag), their structural and optical characterization, and the development of effective schemes to interface them with biological receptors. His group has also been exploring the use of those materials in sensor development and live cell imaging. He is a fellow of the Royal society of Chemistry, the American Physical Society and the American Chemical society. He is also an Associate Editor of Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics.