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Dr. Milan Balaz
Supramolecular chemistry and Chiroptical spectroscopy
Department of Chemistry
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY 82071
mbalaz@uwyo.edu



Welcome to the Balaz research group!

The research interests of our group lie at the intersection of organic, biomolecular, and material chemistry. Current research projects include 1) supramolecular assembly of porphyrin-DNA nanostructures; 2) enhanced circular dichroism detection of chiral biomolecules; 3) colloidal quantum dots (semiconductor nanocrystals) for QD sensitized solar cells


Recent publications

Supramolecular ssDNA templated porphyrin and metalloporphyrin nanoassemblies with tunable helicity.
G. Sargsyan, B. M. Leonard, J. Kubelka, M. Balaz*
Chem. Eur. J., 2014, 20, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201304153.
The manuscript has been classified as Very Important Paper (VIP).
The manuscript has been highlighted on the ChemistryViews.


Chiroptical properties, binding affinity, and photostability of a conjugated zinc porphyrin dimer complexed with left-handed Z-DNA and right-handed B-DNA.
J. K. Choi, A. Reed, M. Balaz*
Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 563-567.


Ligand Induced Circular Dichroism and Circularly Polarized Luminescence in CdSe Quantum Dots.
U. Tohgha, K. K. Deol, A. G. Porter, S. G. Bartko, J. K. Choi, B. M. Leonard, K. Varga, J. Kubelka, G. Muller,* M. Balaz*
ACS Nano., 2013, 7, 11094-11102.