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Nanotechnology Activities Survey in Spain

Name of the Laboratory Aquatic Ecology and Ecotoxicology
Department Conservation of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Restoration

Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología

Institution (Acronym) A&Re
Contact Person (e-mail) NAVARRO RODRIGUEZ, Enrique
Address Av. Montañana 1005
Postal code 50059
Province Zaragoza
Autonomous Region Aragón
Country Spain
Phone +34 976716113
Fax +34 976716019
Main Research Areas

* silver nanoparticles
* environmental impacts
* ecotoxicity
* nanoparticle-coating related toxicity

Participating Projects

* Desarrollo de metodologías de estudio de la toxicidad ambiental de nanomateriales incorporados en productos de consumo
Coordinator: Enrique Navarro: DGA-La Caixa (45.000 €)

* Toxicity of silver nanoparticles to freshwater algae
Coordinator: Renata Behra and Enrique Navarro: Eawag (Switzerland) (150.000 €)

Three more relevant publications within 2010-2013

*   Navarro, E., Piccapietra, F., Wagner, B., Marconi, F., Kaegi, R., Odzak, N., Sigg, L., Behra, R. - Environmental Science & Technology, 42(23), 8959-8964, 2008

*   Navarro, E., Baun, A., Behra, R., Hartmann, N. B., Filser, J., Miao, A. J., Quigg, A., Santschi, P. H., Sigg, L. - Ecotoxicology, 17(5), 372-386

Instruments and equipment available

* Fluorimeter for phososynthetic measurments
* Algal cell culture
* Algal biofilms culture (mesocosms)

Number of researchers (7)
Permanent positions (Prof, Dr) 1
PhD(contracted) 0
PhD Students 4
Technicians 1
Others 1
PhD 2010-2013 0
PhD Ramon y Cajal (currently) 0

Nanotechnology for structural applications
Nano powered ceramics
Composite materials containing nanocrystals or powders
Materials based on carbon nanotubes or fullerenes
Nanoparticulate coatings
Other - specify: NM-coatings toxicity
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: Ecotoxicology of nanomaterials
Nanotechnology for sensor applications
Nanostructured sensors
Sensors based on biological molecules
Other - specify:
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: Toxicity-tests development

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