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Recipient of the UNM Presidential Medal of Distinction
Patents Awarded
Lifetime Achievement Award in Sol-Gel Science & Technology
Publication Citations
Elected into the American Academy of Arts & Science
Recipient of 2 R&D 100 Awards

C. J. Brinker

Over his thirty five year career at Sandia and UNM, Dr. Brinker has made numerous pioneering contributions to processing, characterization, and understanding of porous and composite nanostructured materials. Moreover, using this body of materials synthesis approaches, Jeff developed new classes of nanoparticle-based therapeutics for treatment of cancer and rare and infectious diseases. Furthermore he was one of the first to recognize and champion the need for multidisciplinary materials research, actively engaging chemists in materials science.

Please see C.J. Brinker Bio.

Research Spotlight

Nature Materials

A binding delivery
The Targeted Delivery of Multicomponent Cargos to Cancer Cells by Nanoporous Particle-Supported Lipid Bilayers.

American Chemical Society NANO

Small interfering RNA (SIRNA) delivery
Delivery of Small Interfering RNA by Peptide-Targeted Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticle-Supported Lipid Bilayers.

UNM News

Scientists Create Zombie Cell
Near-perfect replicas of mammalian cells that can perform many of the same functions despite the fact that they're not actually alive.

Press Releases

Brinker elected as Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 19, 2018
"This is an extremely prestigious honor, which recognizes the groundbreaking scientific work that Jeff has for many years been involved with at both UNM and through his joint appointment with Sandia National Laboratories," said Christos Christodoulou, Jim and Ellen King Dean of Engineering and Computing.

President Stokes visits the School of Engineering
April 16, 2018
The University of New Mexico’s president, Garnett Stokes, visited the School of Engineering on Friday afternoon (April 13), meeting with School leadership and touring several labs.

NAI Fellow status: Congratulations to Professor Jeffrey Brinker
April 22, 2016
UNM Distinguished Professors Steven R. J. Brueck and C. Jeffrey Brinker are among a cohort of 168 inventors from around the world who were chosen as 2015 National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellows.

Contact the Research Group

The Brinker Group
Centennial Engineering Center, Suite 3071
210 University Blvd., NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
P: (505) 277-5521,

Contact Department & School

Chemical & Biological Engineering, School of Engineering
University of New Mexico, MSC01 1120
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
P: (505) 277-5431