Prof. Bouzid Menaa

Fluorotronics, Inc. San Diego, USA

Research Program Director



2002 Ph.D., Inorganic and materials chemistry, University of St-Andrews/ School of Chemical Science Birmingham, UK

1998 M.Sc., Master Organic Chemistry, University of Rouen and Caen, France

1995 B.Sc., University of Rouen, France, Physical Sciences

Publications (selected)

  1. “Keeping an eye onMyocilin, a complex molecule associated with primary open-angle glaucoma susceptibility”, F. Menaa, C.A. Braghini, J.P. de Vasconcellos, B. Menaa, M.B. de Melo, Molecules, 16 (2011) 5402-5421.
  2. “Protein helical structure enhancement in fluorinated-phosphonate nanoporous silica glasses characterized by circular dichroism spectroscopy”, B. Menaa, C. Montoneri, F. Menaa, E. Montoneri, V. Boffa, O. Sharts, Int. J. Nanotech., 8 (2011), 471-491.
  3. “Fluoro-Raman spectroscopy as new analytical tool for pharmaceutical and biomedical applications”, F. Menaa, B. Menaa, O. Sharts, Faraday Disc., 149 (2011), 269-278.
  4. “Comparative physical-chemical characterization of encapsulated lipid-based isotretoin products assessed by particle size distribution and thermal behavior analyses”, C. Aiolfi-Guimarães, F. Menaa, B. Menaa, J.S. Quenca-Guillen, J. Rosario Matos, L.P. Mercuri, A.B. Braz, F.C. Rossetti, E.R.M. Kedor-Hackermann, M.I. Rocha Miritello Santoro,Thermochim. Acta, 505 (2010) 73-78.
  5. “Determination of isotretinoin in pharmaceutical formulations by reversed-phase HPLC”, C. Aiolfi-Guimarães, F. Menaa, B. Menaa, I. Lebrun, J.S. Quenca-Guillen, A. Vivian Vatti Auada, L.P. Mercuri, P. Ferreira, M. I. Rocha Miritello Santoro, J.Biomed. Sci. Eng., 3 (2010) 454-458.
  6. “Characterization and Solventless growth of salicylic acid macro-crystals involving a nitrogen gas flow”, B. Menaa, M. Takahashi, Y. Tokuda, T. Yoko, Cryst. Res. Tech., 45 (2010) 341-346.
  7. “Silica-based nanoporous sol-gel glasses: from bioencapsulation to protein folding studies”, B. Menaa, F. Menaa, C. Aiolfi-Guimarães, O. Sharts, International Journal of Nanotechnology (Review), 7 (2010), 1-45.
  8. “Bioencapsulation of apomyoglobin in nanoporous organosilica sol-gel glasses: influence of the siloxane network on the conformation and stability of a model protein”, B. Menaa, Y. Miyagawa, M. Takahashi, M. Herrero, V. Rives, F. Menaa, D. Eggers, Biopolymers, 91 (2009) 895-906.
  9. “Protein adsorption to organically-modified silica glass leads to a different structure than sol-gel encapsulation”, B. Menaa, C. Torres, M. Herrero, V. Rives, A. R. W. Gilbert, D. Eggers. Biophys. J., 95 (2008) L51-L53.
  10. “Playing with forces and interactions to manipulate single molecules”, B.Menaa, A.-S. Duwez’’, Acta Futura, 4 (2008), 74-78 (Invited from European Spacial Agency).
  11. “Favorable influence of hydrophobic surfaces on protein structure in porous organically-modified silica glasses”, B. Menaa, M. Herrero, V. Rives, M. Lavrenko, D. Eggers. Biomaterials, 29 (2008) 2710-2718.
  12. “A non aqueous route to optically active dyes rhodamine 6G and coumarin 152 doped in polyphenylsiloxane”, B. Menaa, M. Takahashi, Y. Tokuda, T. Yoko. Solid State Sci., 10 (2008) 1200-1208.
  13. “Dispersion and photoluminescence of free metal phtalocyanine in sol-gel glasses”, B. Menaa, M. Takahashi, Y. Tokuda, T. Yoko, J. Phochem. Photobiol. A, 194 (2008) 362-366.
  14. “Crystallization in hybrid organic-inorganic materials induced by self-organization in basic conditions”, B. Menaa, M. Takahashi, P. Innocenzi, T. Yoko. Chem. Mater. 19 (2007) 1946-1953.
  15. “Preparation and properties of polyphenylsiloxane-based hybrid glass films obtained from a non-aqueous coating solvia a single-step dip-coating”, B. Menaa, M. Takahashi, Y. Tokuda, T. Yoko. Opt. Mater.29 (2007) 806-813.
  16. “High optical quality spin-coated polyphenylsiloxane glass thick films on polyethyleneterephtalate and silica substrates”, B. Menaa, M. Takahashi, Y. Tokuda, T. Yoko. Mater. Res. Bull. 41 (2006) 1925-1934.
  17. “Polycarboxylic acids as network modifiers for the water durability improvement of the organic-inorganic hybrid tin-silico-phosphate low-melting glasses”, B. Menaa, M. Mizuno, M. Takahashi, Y. Tokuda, T. Yoko. J. Solid State Chem. 179 (2006) 492-499.
  18. “High dispersion and fluorescence of anthracene doped in polyphenylsiloxane films”.B. Menaa, M. Takahashi, Y. Tokuda, T. Yoko, J. Sol-Gel Sci. Techn.39 (2006) 185-194.
  19. “Synthesis and characterization of new layered mixed metal phosphonate materials magnesium-zinc phosphonates Mg1-xZnx(O3PR).H2O, and nickel-zinc phosphonates Ni1-xZnx(O3PR).H2O usingmixed divalent magnesium-zinc and nickel-zinc hydroxides”, B. Menaa, I. Shannon. J. Mater. Chem., 12 (2002), 350-355.
  20. “Preparation using metal oxide precursors and crystal structures of the copper and zinc vinylphosphonate materials M(O3PC2H3).H2O (M = Cu, Zn)”, B. Menaa, B. Kariuki, I. Shannon. New J. Chem., 26 (2002), 906-909.
  21. “Modulations of intercalation properties into mixed divalent copper-zinc vinylphosphonate materials: Cu(II)1-xZn(II)x(O3PC2H3).H2O”, B. Menaa, I. Shannon. Chem. Eur. J., 8 (2002), 4884-4893.
  22. “Lead-free low melting phosphate glass and method for production thereof”, T. Yoko, Y. Tokuda, B. Menaa, K. Nakata; Patent Number: WO 2007/ 114270A1, 2007.
  23. “Film-like organic and inorganic hybrid glassy material and method for manufacturing the same” M. Kuniyoshi, M. Takahashi, T. Yoko, B. Menaa; Patent Number: JP 2005/145795, 2005.