About The Author

Jesse Jokerst completed a B.S. cum laude at Truman State University. After a Ph.D. in Chemistry at UT Austin with John McDevitt, he completed a postdoc with Sam Gambhir in Stanford Radiology. Now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nanoengineering at UC San Diego, the Jokerst group is eager to collaborate on projects broadly related to human health and nanotechnology.

Elusive Toxicity Of Silicon Carbide Nanomaterials

In the broadest sense, nanomaterial is defined as a structure that is within the size of 1-1000 nanometers, i.e., 10-9 – 10-6 meters, in two or three dimensions. The nanoscale size of these materials holds numerous advantages over their bulk counterparts such as an increased surface-area-to-volume ratio along with unique physical, chemical, and optical properties.