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Nanotechnology Activities Survey in Spain

Name of the Laboratory Electronic Circuits and Systems Group (ECAS)
Department Ingeniería Electrónica. Escuela de Ingeniería

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

Institution (Acronym) ECAS
Contact Person (e-mail) Arantxa Uranga del Monte / BARNIOL BEUMALA, Nuria / Francesc Torres Canals / Gabriel Abadal Berini
Address Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Postal code E-08193 Bellaterra
Province Barcelona
Autonomous Region Cataluña
Country Spain
Phone +34 93 581 13 61
Fax +34 93 581 26 00
Main Research Areas

* NEMS sensors

Participating Projects

* NEMESYS: NEMS/MEMS in submicrometric CMOS technologies for RF systems and novel applications. TEC2009-9008, 2010-
Coordinator: Núria Barniol: MINECO (219.000 €)

* NEMS-in-CMOS: Dispositivos Nanoelectromecánicos (NEMS) integrados en CMOS: Explotación de las propiedades no lineales de los resonadores NEMS en aplicaciones logicas y sensoras
Coordinator: Núria Barniol: MINECO (218.000 €)

* Nonlinear Dynamics, Bifurcations, and Non-Stationary Response in Nano-and Micro- Cantilever Arrays for Multiple Sensor Detection
Coordinator: Oded Gottlieb-Núria Barniol: Technion Haifa (Israel)

Three more relevant publications within 2010-2013

*   J. Verd, M. Sansa, A. Uranga, F. Perez-Murano, J. Segura and N. Barniol - Lab on Chip, DOI: 10.1039/c1lc20103d, (2011)

*   A. Uranga, J. Verd, E. Marigó, J. Giner, J.L. Munoz-Gamarra, N. Barniol - Sensors and Actuators A 197 (2013) 88– 95

*   J.Arcamone, M.Sansa, J.Verd, A.Uranga, G.Abadal, N.Barniol, M. van den Boogaart, J.Brugger, and F.Pérez-Murano - SMALL, 5, No. 2, 176–180, 2009

Instruments and equipment available

* Probe Station PM8 Suss for RF measurements
* Agilent Network Analyzers: E5100 (up to 180MHz), E5070 (up to 3GHz), Agilent Signal source analyzer (E5052)
* Vacuum chamber for electrical measurements
* Agilent Parametric Device Analyzer, E1500

Number of researchers (15)
Permanent positions (Prof, Dr) 3
PhD(contracted) 1
PhD Students 5
Technicians 1
Others 0
PhD 2010-2013 4
PhD Ramon y Cajal (currently) 1

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: resonant NEMS based sensors
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: RF NEMS and CMOS-NEMS
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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