Bradley Smith


Emil T. Hofman Professor of Science

  • Smart molecules for imaging
  • Targeting
  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Bioorganic chemistry
  • Organic synthesis
  • Membrane biophysics
  • Photonics
  • Small animal imaging

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Raspberry-Shaped Nanoparticle for Precise Drug Delivery

Bradley Smith, who is also the director of Notre Dame’s Integrated Imaging Facility, was perplexed when Canjia Zhai and Cassandra Shaffer, two doctoral students in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, found they had altered the structure of particles of silica—the primary component of sand—at 80 °C, or about the same as the temperature of a cup of coffee.

Researchers develop new 'raspberry-shaped' nanoparticle for precision drug delivery

"If you take sand and heat it to 500 degrees Celsius, nothing changes," said Bradley Smith, the Emil T. Hofman Professor of Science at the University of Notre Dame.