Dr. Bouzid Menaa

Research Scientist in Bio-Nanotechnology

Senior Vice President (SVP), Nanotechnology

Senior Advisor (SA) of Fluorotronics, Inc., USA



2002 PhD, University of St-Andrews/ School of Chemical Science Birminghaminorganic and materials chemistry

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

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.
  15. “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.
  16. “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.
  17. “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 using mixed divalent magnesium-zinc and nickel-zinc hydroxides”, B. Menaa, I. Shannon. J. Mater. Chem., 12 (2002), 350-355.
  18. “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.
  19. “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.
  20. “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.
  21. “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.

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