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  Last Updated: September 17, 2015 
Nanotechnology Activities Survey in Spain

Name of the Laboratory COMET-NANO
Department Departamento de Biología y Geología, Física y Química Inorgánica
Institution

Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Institution (Acronym) COMET-NANO / URJC
Contact Person (e-mail) GOMEZ RUIZ, Santiago
Address Calle Tulipán s/n
Postal code 28933
Province Madrid
Autonomous Region Madrid
Country Spain
Phone +34 914888507
Fax +34 914888143
Website http://www.escet.urjc.es/~sgomez/comet-nano.htm
Main Research Areas

* nanostructured porous materials
* metal nanoparticles
* cytotoxicity
* catalysis


Participating Projects

* Diseño de nuevos sistemas catalíticos moleculares y soportados (CTQ2008-05892/BQU)
Coordinator: Mariano Fajardo: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (135000.000 €)

* Diseño de nuevos sistemas moleculares y nanoestructurados con potenciales aplicaciones catalíticas y biológicas (CTQ2011-24346)
Coordinator: Mariano Fajardo: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (14000.000 €)

* Aplicaciones en Catálisis y Biología con Nuevos Sistemas Moleculares y Nanoestructurados (CTQ2012-30762)
Coordinator: Mariano Fajardo: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (48000.000 €)


Three more relevant publications within 2012-2015

* 'Dual application of Pd nanoparticles supported on mesoporous silica SBA-15 and MSU-2: Supported catalysts for C−C coupling reactions and cytotoxic agents against human cancer cell lines'
  A. Balbín, F. Gaballo, J. Ceballos-Torres, S. Prashar, M. Fajardo, G. N Kaluderovic, S. Gómez-Ruiz - RSC Advances 2014, 5, 54775-54787

* 'Visible Light Driven Photocatalytic Degradation of Organic Pollutants With Hybrid Palladium-Fluorine-Doped Titanium Oxide Nanoparticles'
  S. Lázaro-Navas, S. Prashar, M. Fajardo, S. Gómez-Ruiz - J. Nanopart. Res. 2015, 17, 94

* 'Anticancer Applications of Titanocene-Functionalized Nanostructured Systems: An Insight into Cell Death Mechanisms'
  J. Ceballos-Torres, P. Virag, M. Cenariu, S. Prashar, M. Fajardo, Eva Fischer-Fodor, S. Gómez-Ruiz - Chemistry – European Journal 2014, 20, 10811-10828


Instruments and equipment available

* Espectrómetro de RMN de sólidos Varian-Infinity Plus (400 MHz).
* Porosímetro Micromeritics ASAP 2020 para la determinación del área superficial, tamaño y distribución de poros.
* Caja de atmósfera controlada (caja seca, MBRAUN) para la manipulación y almacenaje de los reactivos bajo atómosfera inerte
* Difractómetro de polvo Phillips modelo PW3040/00 X’Pert MPD/MRD


funding 2012-2015 (In thousand Euro)
 
MECD/MINECO/MINETUR
CC.AA.
UE
Private
Total for years
2012
14000
0
0
0
14000
2013
15300
0
0
9000
24300
2014
15300
0
0
3000
18300
2015
15400
0
0
0
15400
Total for organism type
60000
-
-
12000

Total 2012-2015

72000


Number of researchers (9)
Permanent positions (Prof, Dr) 5
PhD(contracted) 0
PhD Students 1
Technicians 1
Others 0
PhD 2012-2015 2
PhD Ramon y Cajal (currently) 0

Participation in other Networks

MATERPLAT


Nanotechnology for structural applications
Nano powered ceramics
Composite materials containing nanocrystals or powders
Materials based on carbon nanotubes or fullerenes
Nanoparticulate coatings
Other - specify:
NanoTechnology for information processing storage and transmission
Nanoelectronics, materials and devices
Optoelectronics/optical materials and devices
Magnetic materials and devices
Organic (opto) electronics
Other - specify:
Nano(bio)technology for medical applications
Drug encapsulation
Targeted drug delivery, molecular recognition
Other - specify:
Nanotechnology for sensor applications
Nanostructured sensors
Sensors based on biological molecules
Other - specify:
Nanotechnology for (electro)chemical processing technologies
Filtration
Catalysts or electrodes with nano-structured surface
Other - specify:
Long-term research with generic applications
Self- assembly
Quantum physics, mesoscopic systems, chemical
Interfacing to organic / biological molecules
Other - specify: Aplicaciones catalíticas y fotocatalíticas de materiales nanoestructurados
Instruments and equipment, supporting sciences and technologies
Analytical equipment and techniques
Powder production and processing
Deposition equipment and techniques
Patterning equipment and techniques
Other - specify:


 
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