Advincula, Rigoberto C.
Chemistry
Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Academician
Dr. Rigoberto Advincula is well known gor his significant contributions to polymer chemistry, nanotechnology and materials that are usefl for applications as sensors, improved displays, solar celles and bio-implants. Dr. Advicula basically invented specialty polymers used as thin films for electronic devises and sensors. In 2006, he developed a sensor device for the pico-molar and real-time detection of nerve agent using an electrochemically cross-linked ultrathin dendrimer film. The sensing of the nerve gas (a chemical weapon for mass destruction) at very low levels is very important for security reasons.
 
Birthdate: 31 October 1967