Kai H. Griebenow


University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus

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2003–present Professor, UPR-RP Chemistry, San Juan, PR, Puerto Rico
1999–2003 Associate Professor, UPR-RP Chemistry, San Juan, PR, Puerto Rico
1996–1999 Assistant Professor, UPR-RP Chemistry, San Juan, PR, Puerto Rico

Honors and awards

  • Otto Hahn Award — Recognizes the best Ph.D. works in a given year obtained at a Max-Planck-Institute. Mine was given for clarifying the protein-free organization of bacteriochlorophylls in the chlorosomes of the filamentous bacterium Chloroflexus aurantiacus., Max-Planck (1992)


  1. Flores-Fernandez, G.M.; [Griebenow, K.]; "Glycosylation improves α-chymotrypsin stability upon encapsulation in poly(lactic-co-glycolic)acid microspheres."; Res. Pharma Sci.; 2; 46 (2012)
  2. Montalvo, B.L.; Sosa, B.; [Griebenow, K.]; "Improved enzyme activity and stability in polymer microspheres by encapsulation of protein nanospheres"; AAPS PharmSciTech; 13(2); 632 (2012)
  3. Morales-Cruz, M.; Flores-Fernández, G.M.; Morales-Cruz, M.; Orellano, E.A.; Rodriguez-Martinez, J.A.; Ruiz, M.; [Griebenow, K.]; "Nanoprecipitation for the Production of Protein-loaded PLGA Nanospheres"; Res. Pharma Sci. ; 2; 79 (2012)
  4. Méndez, J.; Monteagudo, A.; [Griebenow, K.]; "Stimulus-responsive controlled release system by covalent immobilization of an enzyme into mesoporous silica nanoparticles"; Bioconjugate Chem.; 23(4); 698 (2012)


  1. G. Garweis, K. H. Griebenow, and L. Roberson. UPR-UGA Partnership for a Research Center for Excellence in Renewable Energy, United States Department of Defense, Air Force, 5 years, July 2011, Multiple PIs, Approved, $5,000,000.
  2. C. R. Cabrera, L. F. Fonseca, K. H. Griebenow, A. J. Hernández, and R. S. Katiyar. NASA URC: Center for Advanced Nanoscale Materials , National Aeronautics and Space Administration, URC, 5 years, October 2008, Multiple PIs, Approved, $6,500,000.
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