Dr. Bouzid Menaa

Dr. Bouzid Menaa

Fluorotronics, Inc., USA



2002  PhD in inorganic and materials chemistry, University of St-Andrews/School of Chemical Science Birmingham, UK

1998  Master + 1 year in Organic Chemistry, University of Rouen and Caen, France

1995  Diplome d’Etudes Universitaire Generales, University of Rouen, France, Physical Sciences

Publications (Selected)

  1. Fluoro-Raman spectroscopy as new analytical tool for pharmaceutical and biomedical applications”, F. Menaa, B. Menaa, O. Sharts, In Press, Faraday Discussions, 2010.
  2. “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.
  3. “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.
  4. “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.
  5. 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.
  6. “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.K. Eggers, Biopolymers, 91 (2009) 895-906.
  7. “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. K. Eggers. Biophys. J., 95 (2008) L51-L53.
  8. “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).
  9. “Favorable influence of hydrophobic surfaces on protein structure in porous organically-modified silica glasses”, B. Menaa, M. Herrero, V. Rives, M. Lavrenko, D. K. Eggers. Biomaterials, 29 (2008) 2710-2718.
  10. “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.
  11. “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.
  12. “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.
  13. “Preparation and properties of polyphenylsiloxane-based hybrid glass films obtained from a non-aqueous coating sol via a single-step dip-coating”, B. Menaa, M. Takahashi, Y. Tokuda, T. Yoko. Opt. Mater.29 (2007) 806-813.
  14. “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.