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Nanotechnology Activities Survey in Spain

Name of the Laboratory Ralf Richter
Department Biosurfaces Unit


Institution (Acronym)
Contact Person (e-mail) RICHTER, Ralf
Address Paseo Miramon 182
Postal code 20009 Donostia - San Sebastian
Province Guipuzcoa
Autonomous Region Pais Vasco
Country Spain
Phone +34 943 00 53 15
Fax +34 943 00 53 29
Main Research Areas

* Biological hydrogels
* Supramolecular self-assembly
* Lipids, glycans and proteins
* Surface-sensitive characterization techniques

Three more relevant publications within 2010-2013

*   S. Attili, R. P. Richter - Langmuir / 28 / 3206-16 / 2012

*   I. Reviakine, D. Johannsmann, R. P. Richter - Anal. Chem. / 83 / 8838-48 / 2011

*   I. Carton, A. R. Brisson, R. P. Richter - Anal. Chem. / 82 / 9275-81 / 2010

Instruments and equipment available

* in liquid atomic force microscopy (JPK NanoWizard II)
* reflection interference contrast microscopy (microinterferometry)
* quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring (QCM-D, Q-Sense)
* ellipsometry (M2000, Wollam)

Number of researchers (9)
Permanent positions (Prof, Dr) 1
PhD(contracted) 3
PhD Students 2
Technicians 2
Others 0
PhD 2010-2013 0
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: Supported lipid bilayers
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: Biosensors based on nanostructured and biofunctionalized surfaces
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: surface-sensitive characterization techniques

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