Funded Projects


NIFA Center of Excellence: Multifunctional Surface/Sub-Surface/Systemic Therapeutic (CoE:MS3T) Technology for HLB Management (02/01/2016- 01/31/2021)

ZinkicideTM A Nanotherapeutic for HLB (03/01/2015 to 02/29/2020)

Nanotechnology for Improving Local Systemic Activity Of Copper (Cu) Pesticides And Measuring Sub-Surface Cu Bioavailability In Plant Tissue (01/01/2016-12/31/2019)

Limiting losses to bacterial spot through knowledge of global pathogen diversity, improved seed health, novel bactericides, and tomato breeding (USDA-NIFA, University of Florida - lead; 09/01/2015 to 08/31/2019)

Citrus Research and Development Foundation, Inc

New non-phytotoxic composite polymer film barrier as ACP repellent for controlling HLB infection (04/01/2014 - 01/31/2017)

Zinkicide: A novel therapeutic zinc particulate based formulation for preventing citrus canker and HLB (04/01/2014 - 11/30/2015)

Fixed-Quat: A novel alternative to Cu fungicide/bactericide for preventing citrus canker (04/01/2013 - 03/31/2016)

Soluble core-shell copper loaded silica nanoparticle formulation with improved Cu bioavailability (10/01/2012 - 09/30/2015)

T-SOL™ antimicrobial for the management of citrus canker and HLB (07/01/2015 to 06/30/2017)

Copper loaded silica nanogel technology for long term prevention of citrus canker disease (Citrus Research and Development Foundation, Inc.; 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2013)

Development of nanoparticle/nanogel formulation for the prevention of citrus canker disease (Florida Citrus Production Research Advisory Council; 03/05/2009 - 03/04/2010)


Preparation and delivery of Cu-composites for greenhouse/transplant experiments and field-trials at NFREC and GCREC (University of Florida; 11/01/2015 - 10/31/2016)

ORNL Neutron Facilities: Understanding inter- and intra-particle architecture of Zinc Oxide nanomaterials , 2016