Jonas G. Croissant


Phone: 505 277-1455

Physical Address

Room 1455
Farris Engineering Center

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Visiting Assistant Professor

Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. National Superior School of Chemistry of Montpellier, Montpellier, France 2014

M.S. University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France 2011

B.S. University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France 2009


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Dr. Jonas Croissant received his Ph.D. degree at the National Superior School of Chemistry of Montpellier in France in 2014 with Profs. Durand and Wong Chi Man. He is a recipient of the Société Chimique de France-Languedoc-Roussillon and TOTAL Inc©/Balard Chemistry Foundation 2015 awards for his Ph.D. thesis. He then conducted postdoctoral studies at KAUST with Prof. Khashab and at UCLA in collaboration with Prof. Zink. In 2017, he was appointed as a Research Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA, and was promoted to Visiting Assistant Professor in August 2018. He has supervised 17 undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students in various institutions. Since 2011 he has produced 39 peer-reviewed publications, three book chapters, two patents, and over 150 invited peer-reviews for many journals including Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, the Journal of the American Chemical Society and Materials Horizons. He is also an expert evaluator for the European Commission funding PRESTIGE Programme.

Professional Experience

2018 -       : Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.
2017 - 2018: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.
2014 - 2017: Post-doctoral Researcher, Physical Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
2011 - 2014: Doctoral Researcher,
National Superior School of Chemistry of Montpellier, Montpellier, France.
2014 - 2014: Lecturer, University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France.
2010 - 2011: Research Associate, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.
2010 - 2010: Research Assistant, National Center for Scientific Research, Montpellier, France.
2008 - 2008: Chemical Technician, AXENS©, Salindres, France.

Honors and Awards

2018: Publons Peer Review Award: Top 1% Materials Science.
2017: Materials Horizons Outstanding Reviewer, Royal Society of Chemistry.

2015: Thesis Prize Languedoc-Roussillon Société Chimique de France.
2015: Thesis Prize TOTAL©/Balard Chemistry Foundation 2015.
2013: First Prize of Oral Presentation Société Chimique de France.
2011: Mobility and Excellency Scholarship.
2011: Balard Chemistry Foundation.
2011: Mobility and Excellency Scholarship Université de Montpellier.
2009-2011: Merit Fellowships French Government 2009, 2010, 2011.

Selected Publications

  • J. G. Croissant* et al. “Two-Photon-Excited Silica and Organosilica Nanoparticles for Spatiotemporal Cancer Treatment,” Adv. Health. Mater., 2018, 7, 1701248.
  • P. Dogra et al. “Establishing the Effects of Physicochemical Properties and Routes of Administration on In Vivo Nanoparticle Disposition,” Nat. Comm., 2018, just accepted.
  • Y. Fu et al., “Ultra-Thin Enzymatic Liquid Membrane for CO2 Separation and Capture,” Nat. Comm., 2018, 9, 990.
  • J. G. Croissant et al. “Degradability and Clearance of Silicon, Organosilica, Silsesquioxane, Silica Mixed Oxide, and Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles,Adv. Mater., 2017, 29, 1604634.
  • J. G. Croissant et al. “Protein-Gold Clusters-Capped Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles for High Drug Loading, Autonomous Gemcitabine/ Doxorubicin Co-Delivery, and In-Vivo Tumor Imaging,J. Control. Rel., 2016, 229, 183.
  • J. G. Croissant* et al. “Organosilica hybrid nanomaterials with a high organic content: syntheses and applications of silsesquioxanes,Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 19945.
  • S. Li et al. “Electrostatic Assembly/ Disassembly of Nanoscaled Colloidosomes for Light-Triggered Cargo Release,” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 127, 6908.
  • J. Croissant* et al. “One-Pot Construction of Multipodal Hybrid Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica Nanoparticles with Crystal-Like Architectures,” Adv. Mater., 2015, 27, 145.
  • J. G. Croissant et al. "Enhanced Two‐Photon Fluorescence Imaging and Therapy of Cancer Cells via Gold@Bridged Silsesquioxane Nanoparticles,” Small, 2015, 11, 295.
  • J. G. Croissant et al. "Mixed Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica Nanoparticles and Core–Shell Systems, Application to in Vitro Two-Photon Imaging, Therapy, and Drug Delivery,Chemistry of Materials, 2014, 26, 7214.
  • J. G. Croissant et al. "Biodegradable EthyleneBis (Propyl)DisulfideBased Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica Nanorods and Nanospheres for Efficient InVitro Drug Delivery,” Advanced Materials, 2014, 26, 6174.
  • J. Croissant et al. “Two-Photon-Triggered Drug Delivery in Cancer Cells via Nanoimpellers,Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 125, 14058.
  • J. Croissant and J. I. Zink,* “Nanovalve-Controlled Cargo Release Activated by Plasmonic Heating,” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 7628.

Research Interests

  • Sol-gel design of mesoporous silica, periodic mesoporous organosilica, and bridged silsesquioxane nanoparticles
  • Superhydrophobic nanocoatings
  • Biodegradable silica hybrid nanomaterials
  • Nanomedicine: imaging, drug delivery, photothermal and photodynamic therapies
  • Two-photon-sensitive nanotheranostics