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Nanotechnology Activities Survey in Spain

Name of the Laboratory Inorganic Nanoparticles Group
Department Inorganic Nanoparticles Group

ICN2 - Institut Catala de Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia

Institution (Acronym) ICN2
Contact Person (e-mail) Eudald Casals Mercadal / Puntes, Victor F. / PUNTES, Victor F.
Address Campus de la UAB - Edifici ICN2
Postal code 08193 – Bellaterra
Province Barcelona
Autonomous Region Cataluña
Country Spain
Phone +34 93 737 4619
Main Research Areas

* Nanoparticle synthesis and functionalization
* Nanomedicine
* Nanomaterials for energy
* Nanoremediation

Participating Projects

* QualityNano -
Coordinator: Víctor F. Puntes: European Commission (FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES)

* NanoTOES -
Coordinator: Víctor F. Puntes: European Commission (FP7-MARIE CURIE ITN)

* Cerium Oxide nanoparticles as a new therapeutic tool for tissue regeneration in liver diseases
Coordinator: Víctor F. Puntes: Fundación La Marató

Three more relevant publications within 2010-2013

*   E González, J Arbiol, VF Puntes - Science 334 (6061), 1377-1380

*   E Casals, T Pfaller, A Duschl, GJ Oostingh, V Puntes - ACS nano 4 (7), 3623-3632

*   NG Bastús, J Comenge, V Puntes - Langmuir 27 (17), 11098-11105

Instruments and equipment available

* Malvern ZetaSizer
* Glovebox Workstation MBRAUN Unilab
* Shimadzu UV-2400 Spectrophotometer
* Nanoparticle synthesis reactor (10L)

Number of researchers (17)
Permanent positions (Prof, Dr) 3
PhD(contracted) 1
PhD Students 5
Technicians 0
Others 3
PhD 2010-2013 5
PhD Ramon y Cajal (currently) 0

Participation in other Networks

BioCat, NanosafetyCluster, Connect-EU Nanobio + Nanomed

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: Drug Delivery, Nanoimmunology
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:

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