Dr. Kisailus leads the Biomimetics and Nanostructured Materials Lab at UC Riverside. His
background and formal training includes chemical engineering, materials science and
molecular biology. Thus, his research truly encompasses nanomaterials and biomaterials.
Based on these interests, he has written or co-authored more than 35 papers and patents
in the areas of bio-mimetics, bio-inspired materials synthesis, ceramic processing,
thin film growth, nano and energy-based materials (fuel cells, batteries). Prior to
joining UCR, his research at HRL Laboratories included conceiving synthetic strategies
for the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Program. He has investigated the synthesis and self-assembly
of nanoscaled materials from bio-inspired and bio-mimetic platforms. Prior to HRL,
Dr. Kisailus was a post-doctoral researcher at UC Santa Barbara, where he investigated
biological pathways to novel materials and extended this to bio-mimetic and inspired
systems. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Materials at the University
of California, Santa Barbara in 2002, where he developed novel solution routes to
epitaxial thin films and nanocrystals of GaN. Prior to this, he received his M.S.
from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida
in 2000, where he synthesized ceramic colloids and investigated densification behavior
of glass-ceramic composites.
Dr. Kisailus's research interests include bio-memetics, bio-inspired materials synthesis
for nanomaterials, energy storage and conversion materials (fuel cell, batteries),
biomineralization studies, ceramic processing, thin film growth.
AwardsNational Academy of Sciences Kavli Fellow, 2014