Alexandru S. Biris

Forefront of Nanotechnology Research

Dr. Alexandru S. Biris, chief scientist and director of the UA Little Rock Nanotechnology Center, is helping accelerate the development of the science of nanostructures by exploring how these structures can be used to alter the properties of other substances at the atomic level.

Through collaborations with corporations, universities, and research institutes in the U.S. and abroad, he is discovering opportunities to revolutionize the way the next generation of products is manufactured.

His major research achievements include the development of an electrodynamic screen for space exploration in collaboration with NASA, the invention of a technology for producing large quantities of carbon nanotubes with high purity, the design and development of carbon nanostructures based filters to efficiently remove bio-chemical contaminants from air and water, and the advancement of a method for targeting and destroying cancerous cells by drug delivery.

Dr. Biris has been published in more than 240 journals, presented at numerous international conferences, and been granted more than 33 U.S. patents. He is on the editorial board of Particulate Science and Technology: An International Journal and is an advisory board member for ISOS Group LLC, an international company that focuses on green energy technologies.

Dr. Biris received a Ph.D. from UA Little Rock, an M.S. degree from the University of Cluj Napoca and the National Center for Scientific Research, and a B.S. degree from the University of Cluj Napoca in Romania.