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Manuel Palacios, Ph.D

Principal Consultant and Data Scientist, 
Eigenvector Research, Inc.



Ph.D, Photochemical Sciences, Bowling Green State University, 2008
B.S, Chemistry, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela, 2004


Lead Scientist at General Electric

Chemistry analytics, Quality control monitoring, data sciences, analytical chemistry, sensing materials.

Postdoctoral Associate, Tufts University

Single molecule detection, InfoChemistry and InfoBiology.

Postdoctoral Associate, Bowling Green State University

Preparation and Characteriation of attoreactors and high density arrays of nanoscopic sensors.

Selected Awards and Honors:

“Extraordinary Impact” in a GE Business, 2015
GE Patent Award, 2015
Dushman Award for technical achievement with significant business impact, GE, 2013
Sigma XI Inductee, GE, 2012
Sigma XI Outstanding Research, Sigma XI Scientific Research Societ, BGSU Chapter, 2008
Finalist of the Charles E. Shanklin Awards for Research Excellence, BGSU Graduate College, 2007
McMaster Outstanding Research Fellow of Distinction Fellowship, BGSU Graduate College, 2005
Katzner Graduate Student Professional Development Award, BGSU Graduate College, 2005
McMaster Academic Fellowship, BGSU Graduate College, 2005


Radislav A Potyrailo, Towards outperforming conventional sensor arrays with fabricated individual photonic vapour sensors inspired by Morpho butterflies, Nature Comm, 2015, 6, 7959.

Palacios, M. A.; Lacy, M.; Schubert, S. M.; Manesse, M. A.; Walt, D. R. Assessing the Stochastic Intermittency of Single Quantum Dot Luminescence for Robust Quantification of Biomolecules, Anal. Chem., 2013, 85, 6639-6645.

Radislav A Potyrailo, Discovery of the surface polarity gradient on iridescent Morpho butterfly scales reveals a mechanism of their selective vapor response Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2013, 110, 15567-15572.

Manese, M. A.; Phillips, A. F.; LaFratta, C. N.; Palacios, M. A.; Hayman, R.B. Dynamic microbead arrays for biosensing applications Lab on a Chip 2013 13, 2153-2160.

LaFratta, C. N.; Palacios, M. A.; Manese, M. A.; Whitesides, G. M.; Walt, D. R. Measuring Atomic Emission from Beacons for Long-Distance Chemical Signaling, Anal. Chem., 2013, 85, 8933-8936

Anzenbacher, P., Jr.; Li, F.; Palacios, M. A.; Fluorescent Attoreactors Mats as Optically Encoded Cross-Reactive Sensor Arrays. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 2345-2348.

Morrison, G; Thomas Sam. W.; LaFratta, C. N.; Guo, J., Palacios, M. A.; Sonkusale, S. Walt, D. R. Whitesides, G. M.; Mahadevan L. Robust error correction in infofuses. Proceedings of the Royal Society A. 2012, 468, 361-377.

Anzenbacher, P.; Mosca, L.; Palacios, M. A.; Zyryanov, G. V.; Koutnik, P. Iptyceneā€Based Fluorescent Sensors for Nitroaromatics and TNTChem.ā€”Eur. J. 2012, 18, 12712

Palacios, M. A.; Benito-PeƱa, E.; Manesse, M. A.; LaFratta, C. N.; Mazzeo, A.; Whitesides, G. M.; Walt, D. R. InfoBiology by Printed Arrays of Microorganism Colonies for Timed and On-demand Release of Messages Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2011, 108, 16510-16514.

Palacios, M. A.; Anzenbacher, P., Jr. Cross Reactive Sensor Arrays. Chapter in Chemosensors: Principles, Strategies, and Applications. Wiley, 2011.

Anzenbacher, P., Jr.; Lubal P.; Pavel BuĨek, P.; Palacios, M. A.; Kozelkovav, M. E.; A Practical Approach to Optical Cross-Reactive Sensor Arrays. Chem. Soc. Rev. 2010, 39, 3954ā€“3979.

Liu, Y.; Palacios, M. A.; Anzenbacher, P., Jr.; The Power of the Weak: Recognition of Ion Pairs in Water Using a Simple Array Sensor, Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 1860-1862.

Anzenbacher, P., Jr.; Palacios, M. A.: Polymer nanofibre junctions of attolitre volume serve as zeptomole-scale chemical reactors, Nature Chem. 2009, 1, 80-86.

Victor A. Montes, Evgeny Danilov, Grigory V. Zyryanov, Neeraj Agarwal, Manuel A. Palacios, and Pavel Anzenbacher Jr. Ultrafast Energy Transfer in Oligofluorene-Aluminum Bis(8-hydroxyquinoline) acetylacetone Coordination Polymers, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 1787ā€“1795.

Palacios, M. A.; Wang, Z.; Montes, V. A.; Zyryanov, G.; Anzenbacher, P., Jr.: Rational Design of a Minimal Size Sensor Array for Metal Ion Detection, J. Am. Chem. Soc.2008, 130, 10307-10314.

Wang, Z.; Palacios, M. A.; Anzenbacher, P., Jr.: Fluorescence Sensor Array for Metal Ion Detection Based on Various Coordination Chemistries:General Performance and Potential Application, Anal. Chem. 2008, 80, 7451ā€“7459.

Wang, Z.; Palacios, M. A.; Zyryanov, G.; Anzenbacher, P., Jr.: Harnessing a Ratiometric Fluorescence Output from a Sensor Array, Eu. J. Chem.2008, 14, 8540-8546.

Zyryanov, G.; Palacios, M. A.; Anzenbacher, P., Jr.: Simple Molecule-Based Fluorescent Sensors for Vapor Detection of TNT, Org. Lett. 2008, 10,3681-3684.

Palacios, M. A.; Nishiyabu, R.; Marquez, M.; Anzenbacher, P., Jr.: Supramolecular Chemistry Approach to the Design of High-Resolution Sensor Array for Multi-Anion Detection in Water J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 7538-7544.

Zyryanov, G.; Palacios, M. A.; Anzenbacher, P., Jr.: Rational Design of a Fluorescence Sensor Array for Phosphates in Blood Serum Angew.Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 7849-7852.

Palacios, M. A.; Wang, Z.; Montes, V. A.; Zyryanov, G.; Hausch, B. J.; Jursikova, K.; Anzenbacher, P., Jr.: Hydroxyquinolines with extended fluorophores: Arrays for turn-on and ratiometric sensing of cations. Chem. Commun. 2007, 36, 3708-3710.

Anzenbacher, P., Jr.; Nishiyabu, R.; Palacios, M. A.: N-confused Calix[4]pyrrole, Coord. Chem. Rev. 2006, 250, 2929-2938.

Nishiyabu, R.; Palacios, M. A.; Dahaen, W.; Anzenbacher, P., Jr.: Synthesis, Structure, Anion Binding and Sensing by Calix[4]pyrrole Isomers,J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 11496-11504.

Anzenbacher, P., Jr.; Palacios, M. A.; Jursikova, K.; Marquez, M.: Simple Electrooptical Sensors for Inorganic Anions. Org. Lett. 2005, 22, 5027-5030.

Aldakov, D.; Palacios, M. A.; Anzenbacher, Jr., P.: Benzothiadiazoles and Dipyrrolyl Quinoxalines with Extended Conjugated Chromophoresā€“Fluorophores and Anion Sensors. Chem. Mater. 2005, 17, 5238-5241.