targeted delivery to cancer

Nanoporous particle supported lipid bilayer (‘protocell’) as a universal platform for selective delivery of multicomponent cargos to cancer.

fundamental sol-gel processing

Sol-Gel processing as a means of solution-based synthesis of a wide range of inorganic and composite nanomaterials



brinker group - nanostructures research

Our group develops novel approaches to the synthesis, processing, integration and understanding of porous, composite, and complex nanostructured materials. The Brinker Group — comprising scientists from around the world — includes staff from the University and Sandia as well as students (MS and PhD candidates, undergraduate and high school interns), post-docs, visiting faculty, and visiting industry scientists, as well as participants in various summer education programs. We hope you enjoy your on-line visit with us!

The Brinker Nanostructures Research Group is located in Centennial Engineering Center on the University of New Mexico campus.

The official dedication of the new Centennial Engineering Center was on Sunday, September 14, 2008. The four-story, 147,500 square foot building is the new home of the Civil Engineering Department, the Center for Biomedical Engineering, Engineering Student Services, the Dean’s Office, and an undergraduate lab for the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department.

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latest group publications

Understanding Catalysis in a Multiphasic Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenide.

Published in Nature Communications.


Silica Bioreplication Preserves Three-Dimensional Spheroid Structures of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells and HepG2 Cells.

Published in Scientific Reports.


Reduction of Acute Inflammatory Effects of Fumed Silica Nanoparticles in the Lung by Adjusting Silanol Display through Calcination and Metal Doping.

Published in ACS Nano.


Spray-Dried Multiscale Nano-biocomposites Containing Living Cells.

Published in ACS Nano.

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Dr. Jeff Brinker with Dr. Jin He, Assistant Research Fellow, Key Laboratory of Materials for High Power Laser, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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