Manuel Rivera


Manuel Rivera

National Institutes of Health Small Business Innovation Research grant with Sil Technologies in collaboration with the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus

MANUEL RIVERA is the leading investigator in a National Institutes of Health Small Business Innovation Research grant with Sil Technologies in collaboration with the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus. He has performed fundamental research in molecular dynamics of liquid crystals and polymers subjected to nanoconfinement and contributed to the advancement in novel applications of tailored nanomaterials. He has investigated the use of polymer-carbon nanotube metacomposites in gas detection and boron nitride nanosheets in deep UV photodetection and written more than a dozen publications. Dr. Rivera received his Ph.D. in chemical physics.