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Nanotechnology Activities Survey in Spain

Name of the Laboratory Analytical Spectroscopy and Sensors Group
Department Chemical Sciences and Technology

Environmental Sciences Institute. University of Zaragoza

Institution (Acronym) GEAS
Contact Person (e-mail) CASTILLO, Juan R.
Address C/Pedro Cerbuna 12
Postal code 50008
Province Zaragoza
Autonomous Region Aragón
Country Spain
Phone +34 976761289
Fax +34 976761292
Main Research Areas

* Environmental Nanoanalytical Sciences
* Nanospeciation
* Aptasensors, Biosensors
* Inmunosensors

Participating Projects

* Biosensores electroquímicos desechables, basados en la tecnología de serigrafiado (SERIBIO)
Coordinator: JR Castillo: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación

* Enfoque multianalítico para la caracterización de productos cosméticos en material arqueológico
Coordinator: Pérez Arantegui, J.: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación

* Especiación multielemental química y funcional en nanopartículas, macromoléculas y biocoloides en medios acuosos pseudo-multifase
Coordinator: J.R.Castillo: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (133.000 €)

Three more relevant publications within 2010-2013

*   JC Vidal, P.Duato, L.Bonel, JR. Castillo - Electroanalysis 20, 2008, No. 8, 865 – 873

*   JC Vidal, L.Bonel, P.Duato, J.R.Castillo - Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2009, vol.394, 575-582

*   J. C. Vidal S. Esteban, J. Gil, J.R. Castillo - Talanta 68 (2006) 791–799

Instruments and equipment available

* Potenciostatos

Number of researchers (25)
Permanent positions (Prof, Dr) 12
PhD(contracted) 2
PhD Students 2
Technicians 2
Others 5
PhD 2010-2013 2
PhD Ramon y Cajal (currently) 0

Participation in other Networks

Red Española de Nanotecnología Analítica

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
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: Aptasensores
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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