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Dr. Vytas Reipa

Research Interests:

-Silicon nanocrystals, Nanotoxicity, Porous Semiconductors
-Biospectroscopy and Bioelectrochemistry

Memberships and Committees:

The Electrochemical Society
American Chemical Society

Selected Publications:

1. Reipa, V., Mayhew, M.P., and Vilker, V.L., "A direct electrode-driven P450 cycle for biocatalysis", Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, V.94, 1997, p.13554.

2. Wang L, Reipa V, Blasic J. "Silicon nanoparticles as a luminescent label to DNA" Bioconjugate Chemistry, 15, 2004, p. 409-412.

3. Reipa, V., Niaura, G., and Atha, D. "Conformational Analysis of the Telomerase RNA Pseudoknot Hairpin by Raman Spectroscopy" RNA, 2007 Jan;13(1):108-15.

4. Choi, J. H., Wang, N. S., and Reipa, V. "Photo-Assisted Tuning of Si Nano-Crystal Photoluminescence" Langmuir, 2007, 23, 3388-3394.

5. Reipa, V., Holden, M., and Vilker, V. "Association and Redox Properties of the Putidaredoxin Reductase-Oxidized Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide Complex", Biochemistry, 2007, 46, 13235-13244.

6. Choi, J. H., Wang, N. S., and Reipa, V. "Conjugation of the Photoluminescent Silicon Nanoparticles to Streptavidin", Bioconjugate Chemistry, 2008, 19, 680-685.

7. Rossi, A. M., Murphy, T. E., and Reipa, V. "Ultraviolet Photoluminescence from 6H Silicon Carbide Nanoparticles", Applied Physics Letters, 2008, 92, 253112.

8. Choi, J. H., Wang, N. S., and Reipa, V.,"Electrochemical Reduction Synthesis of Silicon Nanocrystals", Langmuir, in press.


Research Chemist
Biosystems and Biomaterials Division
Cell Systems Science Group

Employment History:

2000-Present: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
1994-2000: University of California, Los Angeles, CA
1981-1994: Institute of Chemistry, Vilnius, Lithuania
1979-1981: Institute of Physics, Vilnius, Lithuania


Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Vilnius, Lithuania, 1987
B.S., Physics, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania, 1979


Phone: 301-975-5056
Email: vytas@nist.gov
Fax: 301-977-0587