Professor Teyeb Ould Ely

I received my MS and PhD training at the CNRS Coordination Chemistry Labs (A French National Research Laboratory linked by convention to Toulouse III University (France)), since then I completed three post-doctoral fellowships, in the UK (Hull University), Germany (Max-Planck Institute Fuer Kohlenforschung) and the United States (Rice University). I was employed by RoswellPark Cancer Institute (New York) between 2006-2008, until I accepted a Project Scientist position at UCSB (University of California at Santa Barbara) within the Institute for Collaborative Biotechnology (UCSB-MIT-Caltech-Army Center). During my 5 years stay at UCSB, I worked on high throughput nanomanufacturing of nanomaterials relevant to Renewable Energies and Uncooled IR detection systems among other applications. I helped in establishing a start-up company for which I acted as consultant and contractor.


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MS, Toulouse III University (France), 1995
PhD, Toulouse III University (France), 1998

Current Research Interests
Nanomaterials for Renewable Energies
Nanomaterials for Medical Applications
Smart Nanosystems for Defense Applications
Nanocrystal Shape Engineering
High Rate Nanomanufacturing


Honors and Awards
* Prix Chinguitt for Science and Technologies (shared). 2006, (Mauritania)
* Award from Toulouse Academy of Science Inscription and Humanities. 1999 (France)
* 1st Class Honours for PhD dissertation, 1998. “Very honorable with Congratulations of the Jury”
* 1st award for the 18th regional competition of Innovation, 1998. (France); Regional award related to the discovery of a synthetic method for SnO2 oxide for gas sensing applications using tin amide precursors. This opened new research axes on metal amide leading to commercial application. This work was in collaboration with Motorola.
* CNRS and Mauritanian Education Ministry joint fellowship for Ph.D., 1995-1998.
* French cooperation award (stipendium) for Master Studies in France, 1994-1995.
* 1st Graduate student award BSc studies from the ISS, Mauritania 1993-1994.


Recent Publications

High Rate Continuous Synthesis of Nanocrystalline Perovskites and Metal Oxides in a Colliding Vapor Stream of Microdroplets
T. Ould-Ely et al., Advanced Funct. Mater. 2014, 24, 1275-1282. [Click Here]

Wet chemical synthesis and characterization of polypodal In2O3 nanoparticles
T. Ould-Ely et al., CrystEngComm, 2013, 1-5.

Large-scale engineered synthesis of BaTiO3 nanoparticles using low-temperature bioinspired principles.
T. Ould-Ely, et al. Nature Protocols, 2011, 6(1), 97-104.

Bio-inspired Silica Nanomaterials for Biomedical Appliations. T. Ould-Ely. et al. Book Chapter: Elsevier’s Special Issue of Comprehensive Biomaterials. P. Ducheyne, K. E. Healy, D. W. Hutmacher, D. W. Grainger, C. J. Kirkpatrick (eds.) Comprehensive Biomaterials, vol 2., 1-16, Elsevier, 2011.

New mixed ligand single-source precursors for PbS nanoparticles and their solvothermal decomposition to anisotropic nanostructures.
T. Mandal, et al. Chemistry of Materials, 2011, 23, 4158-4169.

Composite Nanoparticles for Cancer Imaging and Therapy: Engineering Surface, Composition and Shape. Balogh, L. P.; Ould-Ely, T.; and Lesniak, W. Co-Editors Mark J. Schulz, Vesselin N. Shanov, Yeoheung Yun. Nanomedicine Science and Engineering: Design of Particles Sensors, Motors, Implants, Robots and Devices. Chapt 4, 95-126. Edition Artech House Publishers, 2009