Arnaud Chaix, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

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


Research Interest

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