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Nanotechnology Activities Survey in Spain

Name of the Laboratory Nanostructured Hybrid, Biohybrid and Porous Materials
Department Materials Science Institute of Madrid,

Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. Consejo Superior de Investigaiones Científicas

Institution (Acronym) CSIC
Contact Person (e-mail) Margarita Darder / Pilar Aranda / RUIZ-HITZKY, Eduardo
Address Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales, Cantoblanco
Postal code 28049 Madrid
Province Madrid
Autonomous Region Madrid
Country Spain
Phone +34-913349000
Fax +34-91 3720623
Main Research Areas

* Nanostructured hybrid materials
* Biohybrid materials and bionanocomposites
* Polymer-clay nanocomposites
* Graphenes supported on porous solids

Participating Projects

* Materiales porosos, híbridos y bio-híbridos nanoestructurados basados en silicatos (NANOSIL)
Coordinator: E. Ruiz-Hitzky: CICYT (363.000 €)

Three more relevant publications within 2010-2013

*   E. RUIZ-HITZKY, P. ARANDA, M. DARDER, M. OGAWA - Chem. Soc. Rev. 40, 801-828 (2011)

*   E. RUIZ-HITZKY, M. DARDER, F.M. FERNANDES, E. ZATILE, F.J. PALOMARES, P. ARANDA - Adv. Mater. 23, 5250–5255 (2011)

*   Y. GONZÁLEZ-ALFARO, P. ARANDA, F.M. FERNANDES, B. WICKLEIN, M. DARDER, E. RUIZ-HITZKY, - Adv. Mater. 23, 5224–5228 (2011)

Instruments and equipment available

* Microscopio FE-SEM FEI 230 Nova NanoSEM
* Raman Confocal
* Sorptómetro y Porosímetro
* Analizadores de impedancia electroquímica; potenciostatos/galvanostatos

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

Participation in other Networks


Useful web links or contacts for NANOSPAIN Network;

Other relevant information

Recent Patents on Nanotechnology journal: Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Eduardo Ruiz-Hitzky Co-Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Pilar Aranda URL:

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