Roger M Leblanc
University of Miami, USA
Roger M Leblanc received his BS in Chemistry in 1964 from Universite Laval, Canada, and PhD in Physical Chemistry in l968 from the same university. From 1968 to 1970, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Laboratory of Prof. George Porter, FRS, in Davy Faraday Research Lab, the Royal Institution of Great Britain. He was a Professor from 1970 to 1993 at Department of Chemistry and Biology in Universite du Quebec a Trois Rivieres, Canada. During this period, he was Chair from 1971 to 1975 at the same department, and Director from 1981 to 1991 at Photobiophysics Research Center. In 1994, he moved to University of Miami, where he has been a Professor at Department of Chemistry since then to present. At University of Miami, he was Chair of Department of Chemistry from 1994 to 2002, and he is appointed as Chair from 2013 to present. He was also one of the three editors of Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces from 1998 to 2017. During his early career as a Scientist, his research interest was on the photosynthesis and photoconductivity using surface chemistry and spectroscopy. His current research interest is to apply 2-dimensional (2-D) surface chemistry combined with spectroscopy and microscopy to investigate the properties of nanomaterials (carbon dots, graphene oxide and quantum dots) and the fibrillation process of amyloidogenic proteins (insulin, amyloid-beta peptide and islet amyloid polypeptide). He is also interested to design and develop biosensors with high sensitivity and selectivity for diseases diagnosis. He has published 512 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals. As a Professor, he has supervised more than 100 Master’s and PhD students.