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Nanotechnology Activities Survey in Spain

Name of the Laboratory Nano/bio spectroscopy group and node of the European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility (ETSF)
Department Física de Materiales

Facultad de Químicas (Edificio Korta) - Universidad del País Vasco

Institution (Acronym) UPV/EHU
Contact Person (e-mail) RUBIO SECADES, Angel / Xavier Andrade / Yann Pouillon
Address Paseo Manuel de Lardizabal 4
Postal code 20018 San Sebastian/Donostia
Province Guipuzcoa
Autonomous Region Pais Vasco
Country Spain
Phone +34 943 018292
Fax +34 943 018390
Main Research Areas

* Carbon and BN nanotubes
* Bio-photoreceptors
* Ab initio modeling: excited state properties
* Time dependent density functional theory/many body perturbation theory

Participating Projects

* Nanoscale Quantum Simulations for Nanostructures and Advanced Materials (NANOQUANTA)
Coordinator: R.W. Godby (coord. Spain: A. Rubio): European Commission (500.000 €)

* Integrated Self-Adjusting Nano-Electronic Sensors (SANES)
Coordinator: A. Kukovec (coord. Spain: A. Rubio): European Commission (172.000 €)

* Probing Hierarchical Self-Assemblies Relevant for Drug and Vaccine Design by Employing STM (ERA-CHEMISTRY)
Coordinator: A. Rubio (Spain), B.A. Hermann (Munich), P.H. Seeberger (Zurich): European Commission (114.000 €)

Three more relevant publications within 2010-2013

*   K.S. Thygesen and A. Rubio - Physical Review Letters 102, 46802 (2009)

*   J. L. Alonso, X. Andrade, P. Echenique, F. Falceto, D. Prada-Gracia, and A. Rubio - Physical Review Letters 101, 96403 (2008)

*   E. Räsänen, A. Castro, J. Werschnik, A. Rubio - Physical Review Letters 98, 157404 - 4 (2007)

Number of researchers (30)
Permanent positions (Prof, Dr) 2
PhD(contracted) 13
PhD Students 12
Technicians 0
Others 1
PhD 2010-2013 2
PhD Ramon y Cajal (currently) 0

Participation in other Networks


Useful web links or contacts for NANOSPAIN Network

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