Joel Destino

Joel Destino, Ph.D.


Joel Destino, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Analytical/Materials Chemistry

Rigge Science Building 214

Joel Destino

Research in the Destino group centers on developing analytical methods towards elucidating a deeper understanding of the fundamental chemistry behind emerging functional materials. With respect to analysis, the group specializes in spectroscopic and scanning probe imaging techniques and analysis of imaging data sets for studying spatially resolved chemical speciation across surfaces. With respect materials, the group is interested in a host of analytically, biologically, and commercially relevant materials. Some examples include: novel sol-gel derived materials used for chemical sensing, separations, 3D printing, and antifouling applications; and supported lipid bilayer mimics for studying modeled biophysical properties of cell membranes.


Ph.D. (2016) State University at Buffalo
B.S. (2008) Syracuse University

Selected Publications

Destino, J.F.; Dudukovic, N.; Johnson, M.A.; Nguyen, D.T.; Yee, T.D.; Egan, G.C.; Sawvel, A.; Bryson, T.; Steele, W.A.; Ehrmann, P.; Baumann, T.F.; Duoss, E.; Suratwala, T.; Dylla-Spears, R. 3D printed optical quality silica and silica-titania glasses from sol-gel feedstocks Submitted.

Nguyen, D.T.; Meyers, C.; Yee, T.D.; Dudukovic, N.A.; Destino, J.F.; Zhu, C.; Duoss, E.B.; Baumann, T.F.; Suratwala, T.; Smay, J.E.; Dylla-Spears, R. 3D-Printed Transparent Glass Adv. Mater. 2017, 1701181.

Destino, J.F.; Craft, A. K.; Gatley, C.M.; Detty, M.R.; Bright, F.V. Three-Dimensional pH Mapping within Model Hybrid Xerogel Thin Films. Langmuir 2017, 33 (17), 4119–4128

Destino, J.F.; Jones, Z. R.; Gatley, C.M.; Craft, A. K.; Zhang, Y.; Detty, M.R.; Bright, F.V. Hybrid Sol-gel Derived Films That Spontaneously Form Complex Surfaces Topographies. Langmuir 2016, 32 (39), 10113–10119.

Taheri, P; Wang, J.; Xing, H.; Destino, J.F.; Murat Arkin, M.; Zhao, C.; Kang, K.; Blizzard, B.; Zhang, L.; Zhao, P.; Huang, S.; Yeng, S.; Bright, F.V.; Cerne, J.; Zeng,H. “Growth Mechanisms of Largescale MoS2 Monolayer by Sulfurization of MoO3 Film,” Mater. Res. Express, 2016, 3, 075009.

Destino, J.F.; Kraut, N.D.; Hargrave, L.E.; Bright, F.V. Robust pH-Responsive Group IV Metal Oxide Functionalized Porous Silicon Platforms. Mater. Lett. 2016, 181, 47-51.

Friesen, W.L.; Schultz, B.J.; Destino, J.F.; Alivio, T.A.; Steet, J.R.; Banerjee, S.; Wood, T. D. Two-Dimensional Graphene as a Matrix for MALDI Imaging Mass Spectrometry. J. Am. Soc. Mass. Spectrom. 2015, 26 (11), 1963-1966.

Vinci, J.C.; Ferrer, I.M.; Guterry, N.; Colón-Rivera, V.; Destino, J.F.; Bright, F.V.; Colón, L.A. Graphene Oxide Nanosheets after Graphene Quantum Dot Formation. Appl. Spectrosc. 2015, 69 (9), 1082-1090.

Destino, J. F.; Gatley, C. M.; Craft, A. K.; Detty, M. R.; Bright, F. V. Probing Nanoscale Chemical Segregation and Surface Properties of Antifouling Hybrid Xerogel Films. Langmuir 2015, 31 (11), 3510-3517.