Dr. Florencio Eloy Hernández
Professor, Associate Dean of the College of Community Innovation and Education
University of Central Florida
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.