Smart Hybrid Materials (SHMs)
مختبر شمس لعلوم النانو
Self-Assembled Nanomaterials for Biomedical, Sensing and Separation Applications


Arnaud Chaix, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows
Postdoctoral Fellow (Subgroup Blue-B)​​​​​​​

Research Interests

  • Materials : Porous Silicon nanoparticles, mesoporous silica nanoparticles, gold nanoparticles and gold nanorods;
  • Nanomedecine : Photodynamic therapy, gene delivery, drug delivery, imaging;

Selected Publications

1. Arnaud Chaix, Khaled El Cheikh, Elise Bouffard, Marie Maynadier, Dina Aggad, Vanja Stonajovic, Nikola Knezevic, Marcel Garcia, Philippe Maillard, Alain Morere, Magali Gary-Bobo, Laurence Raehm, Sebastien Richeter, Jean-Olivier Durand and Frederique Cunin. Mesoporous silicon nanoparticles for targeted two-photon theranostic of prostate cancer, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2016, April 2016
2. Nikola Z. Knezevic, Vanja Stojanovic, Arnaud Chaix, Elise Bouffard, Khaled El Cheikh, Alain Morere, Marie Maynadier, Gilles Lemercier, Marcel Garcia, Magali Gary-Bobo, Jean-Olivier Durand and Frederique Cunin. Ruthenium (II) complex-photosensitized multifunctionalized porous silicon nanoparticles for two-photon near-infrared light responsive imaging and photodynamic therapy, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2016
, 4, 1337
3. Emilie Secret, Chia-Chen Wu, Arnaud Chaix, Anne Galarneau, Philippe Gonzalez, Didier Cot, Michael J. Sailor, Jacques Jestin Jean-Marc Zanotti, Frédérique Cunin and Benoit Coasne. Control of the Pore Texture in Nanoporous Silicon via chemical Dissolution, Langmuir, 2015, 31, 8121
4. Jonas Croissant, Arnaud Chaix, Olivier Mongin, Miao Wang, Sébastien Clément, Laurence Raehm, Jean-Olivier Durand, Vincent Hugues, Mireille Blanchard-Desce, Marie Maynadier, Audrey Gallud, Magali Gary-Bobo, Marcel Garcia, Jie Lu, Fuyuhiko Tamanoi, Daniel P. Ferris, Derrick Tarn and Jeffrey I. Zink. Two-Photon-Triggered Drug Release via Multifunctional Nanovalve, Small, 2014, 10, 1752
5. Emilie Secret, Marie Maynadier, Audrey Gallud, Arnaud Chaix, Elise Bouffard, Magali Gary-Bobo, Nathalie Marcotte, Olivier Mongin, Khaled El Cheikh, Vincent Hugues, Mélanie Auffan, Céline Frochot, Alain Morère, Philippe Maillard, Mireille Blanchard-Desce, Michael J. Sailor, Marcel Garcia, Jean-Olivier Durand and Frédérique Cunin. Two-Photon Excitation of Porphyrin-Functionalized Porous Silicon Nanoparticles for photodynamic therapy, Adv. Mater., 2014, 26, 7643


2015: Ph.D in chemistry at Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier
2012: MS –Chemistry and Physical Chemistry of Materials (UM II), Specialization: Materials, Interfaces and Colloids (MIC)
2010: BS – Chemistry of Material, University of Montpellier II (UM II)

Professional Profile

​2016-present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia