Areas of Research

Dr. Hernandez’s primary research focus is in the application of state-of-the-art twophoton
circular dichroism (TPCD) to understand: The fundamental activity of chiral
molecules and macromolecules in biological processes, mainly those involved in
Alzheimer disease; The properties of optically active asymmetric catalysts used in the
pharmacological and flavor industry; The design of novel metamaterials leading to the
construction of perfect lenses and cloaking devices. Second, his lab is interested in the
deep understanding of the physical-chemical and optical properties of nanomaterials
and their interaction with tailored organic molecules for the design of novel CERB
sensors for environmental analysis, homeland security, and biomedicine. Chemistry
Education is also of Dr. Hernandez’s academic interest.

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