Florida Gulf Coast University
United States of America
Department of Chemistry and Department Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama, USA; Postdoc, 2010-2012. QUILL Research Centre, School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, Visiting Researcher 2008. Catalysis Division, Department of Chemistry, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran, PhD, 2004-2009.
Ionic liquids, Green Chemistry and Sustainable Technology, Catalysis, Synthetic Chemistry; Bio-Inspired Materials, Biomass Processing.
M. Sanchez Zayas,* J. C. Gaitor,* S. T. Nestor,* S. Minkowicz,* Y. Sheng, A. Mirjafari, Bifunctional hydrophobic ionic liquids: Facile synthesis by thiol–ene “click” chemistry. Green Chem. 2016, 18, 2443-2452.
M. Sanchez Zayas,* S. T. Nestor,* J. C. Gaitor,* M. M. Reardon,* A. Mirjafari, “Click” synthesis of mercaptosilyl-functionalized ionic liquids via thiol-ene chemistry for use as hydrophobic surface coating agents. ECS Trans. 2016, 75, 191-198 (invited book chapter) http://ecst.ecsdl.org/content/75/15/191.abstract.
R. A. O’Brien, M. Sanchez Zayas,* S. T. Nestor,* J. C. Gaitor,* R. E. Sykora, L. M. Paul,* F. A. Edhegard,* S. Minkowicz,* Y. Sheng, S. F. Michael, S. Isern, A. Mirjafari, Biomimetic design of protic lipidic ionic liquids with enhanced fluidity, New J. Chem., 2016,40, 7795-7803.