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Nanotechnology Activities Survey in Spain

Name of the Laboratory Small biosystems lab
Department Fisica Fonamental

Facultat de Fisica - Universidad de Barcelona

Institution (Acronym) UB
Contact Person (e-mail) Carmen Miguel / Giancarlo Franzese / Josep Maria Huguet / Maria Mañosas / Raimon Sunyer / RITORT, Felix
Address Diagonal 647
Postal code 08028 Barcelona
Province Barcelona
Autonomous Region Cataluña
Country Spain
Phone +34 934035869
Fax +34 934021149
Main Research Areas

* Microscopía de fuerzas
* Moleculas individuales
* Biofisica
* Física estadística

Participating Projects

Coordinator: F. Ritort: Generalitat Catalunya (250000.000 €)

* Information, Fluctuations, and Energy Control in Small Systems (INFERNOS) -
Coordinator: F. Ritort: EU commission (STREP) FP7-ICT-2011-C, Proposal 308850-2 (330000.000 €)

* Proyecto CIBER del área de Bioingeniería, Biomateriales y Nanomedicina -
Coordinator: F. Ritort: Instituto Carlos III

Three more relevant publications within 2010-2013

*   J. Camunas, S. Frutos, C. V. Bizarro, S. de Lorenzo, M. E. Fuentes-Perez, R. Ramsch, S. Vilchez, C. Solans, F. Moreno-Herrero, F. Albericio, R. Eritja - ACSNano, 7 (2013) 5102-5113

*   A. Alemany, A. Mossa, I. Junier and F. Ritort - Nature Physics, 8 (2012) 688-694

*   J. M. Huguet, C. V. Bizarro, N. Forns, S. B. Smith, C. Bustamante and F. Ritort - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107 (2010) 15431-15436

Instruments and equipment available

* Pinzas opticas
* Laboratorio de sintesis molecular

Number of researchers (11)
Permanent positions (Prof, Dr) 1
PhD(contracted) 3
PhD Students 4
Technicians 1
Others 0
PhD 2010-2013 2
PhD Ramon y Cajal (currently) 0

Participation in other Networks


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
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:
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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