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Nasri Nesnas, PhD

Nasri Nesnas, Ph. D.

Professor of Chemistry
Department of Biomedical and Chemical
     Engineering and Sciences
Florida Institute of Technology
150 W. University Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901
Phone: (321) 674-8902

FAX: (321) 674-8951 (do you really need it?)

Nesnas CV


2020-2021        Faculty Senate President
2019-2020        Faculty Senate President-Elect
2017-present  Professor, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Eng. and Sciences, FIT
2017-present  Chair, Research Council, FIT
2014-2015        Visiting Guest Professor, California Institute of Technology (w. Prof. Brian M. Stoltz)
2008-2017        Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, FIT
2002-2008        Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, FIT


1999-2002 Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Columbia University
(Advisor: Professor Koji Nakanishi)

1999 Ph. D. Columbia University
(Advisor: Professor Ronald Breslow)

1998 M.Phil. Columbia University
1995 M.A. Columbia University

1994 B.S. Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY
I. Chemistry II. Biochemistry


2015-23 NIH
2018-20 Community Foundation of Brevard (with Karen and Eric Guisbert)
2007-09 Intel Corporation
2006-07 Florida Solar Energy Center (Synthesis of Light Absorbing Molecules)
2004-05 National Science Foundation (Nanoscale Exploratory Research)
2004-05 Florida Solar Energy Center (Molecular Photosensors)


2020 Southeastern University, Lakeland, FL  (Feb 27)
2019 LifeLong Scholar Society, FIT "Shining a Light on the Brain" (November 14)
Breslow and Nakanishi Award Session of ACS Meeting, Orlando (April 2)
2018 LifeLong Scholar Society, FIT "What Lies Behind the Eyes: from Perception to Cognition" (April 12)
Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China (Sept. 20)
2017 Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China (Sept. 17)
2017 Wuhan University, Wuhan, China (Sept. 15)
2017 Nanjing University, Nanjing, China (Sept. 12)
2017 Alquds University, Abu Deis, Palestine (Aug. 1)
2017 Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel (July 11)
2017 University of Pisa, Italy, Plenary Lecture (July 6)
2017 18th Tetrahedron Symposium, Budapest, Hungary (June 29)
2017 University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (May 15)
2017 John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NY (May 10)
2016 City University of NY, Brooklyn College, NY (March 11)
2013 Columbia University Nakanishi 88th Birthday Symposium, NY (May 18)
2013 John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NY (May 14)
2013 University of Palacky in Olomouc, Czech Republic (March 4)
2012 California Institute of Technology IPS conference, Pasadena, CA (Aug. 1)
2012 University of Bologna, Italy (June 20), Italy.
2011 Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, Orlando, FL (Nov. 4)
2011 OFF conference, Scripps, Jupiter, FL (Mar. 5)
2010 John Jay School of Criminal Justice, NY (Nov. 23)
2010 University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (FloHet11, March 9)
2009 Florida International University, Miami, FL (Dec. 4)
2009 John Jay School of Criminal Justice, NY (Nov. 24)
2009 Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (Nov 19)
2008 Seton Hall University, NJ (November 12)
2007 Stone Middle School (October 11)
2006 University at Tampa, FL (April 20)
2006 Biology Department-FL Tech (Feb. 9)
2005 Space Life Science-FL Tech Meeting (Jul. 27)
2005 Arctic Slope Regional Corp. (ASRC-NASA), FL Tech, FL (Mar.)
2005 OFF conference (Organic Faculty of Florida), UCF, Orlando, FL (Mar. 5)
2004 Daytona Beach Community College, Daytona Beach, FL (Nov. 11)
2004 Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale-Davie, FL (Nov. 2)
2004 Florida International University, Miami, FL (Nov. 1)
2004 Barry University, Miami, FL (Nov. 1)
2002 Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY (Nov. 6)
2002 University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC (Mar. 21)
2002 Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (Feb. 19)
2002 Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL (Feb. 7)
2002 City University of New York, Queens College, NY (Jan. 30)
2002 California State University, Los Angeles, CA (Jan. 28)
2002 University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL (Jan. 14)
2001 Columbia University, Wyeth Symposium (Mar. 7)
1999 Columbia University, Industrial Associates Program Symposium (May 21)
1999 University of Pennsylvania, Philadephilia, PA (Jan. 14)