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Nanotechnology Activities Survey in Spain

Name of the Laboratory Bionanoplasmonics Laboratory
Department Bionanoplasmonics Laboratory


Institution (Acronym)
Contact Person (e-mail) LIZ-MARZÁN, Luis M. / LIZ-MARZÁN, Luis M.
Address Paseo de Miramón 182
Postal code 20009 Donostia - San Sebastián
Province Guipuzcoa
Autonomous Region Pais Vasco
Country Spain
Phone +34 943 005 300
Fax +34 943 005 301
Main Research Areas

* Colloidal metal nanoparticles
* Directed self-assembly
* Nanoplasmonics

Participating Projects

* Development of plasmonic quorum sensors for understanding bacterial-eukaryotic cell relations (PLASMAQUO) -
Coordinator: L.M. Liz-Marzán: European Research Council (ERC Advanced Grant 267867) (224763.000 €)

* Self-Assembly in Confined Space (SACS) -
Coordinator: L.M. Liz-Marzán: Unión Europea (Collaborative Project. Small or medium-scale focused research project, 310651-2) (254895.000 €)

* Self-assembled virus-like vectors for stem cell phenotyping (SAVVY) -
Coordinator: L.M. Liz-Marzán: Unión Europea (Collaborative Project. Small or medium-scale focused research project, 310445-2) (468234.000 €)

Three more relevant publications within 2012-2015

* 'Monitoring Galvanic Replacement Through Three-Dimensional Morphological and Chemical Mapping'
  B. Goris, L. Polavarapu, S. Bals, G. Van Tendeloo, L.M. Liz-Marzán - Nano Lett. 2014, 14, 3220–3226

* 'Monodisperse Gold Nanotriangles: Size Control, Large-Scale Self-Assembly and Performance in Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering'
  L. Scarabelli, M. Coronado-Puchau, J.J. Giner-Casares, J. Langer, L.M. Liz-Marzán - ACS Nano 2014, 8, 5833–5842

* 'Glycans as Biofunctional Ligands for Gold Nanorods: Stability and Targeting in Protein-Rich Media'
  I. García, A. Sánchez-Iglesias, M. Henriksen-Lacey, M. Grzelczak, S. Penadés, L.M. Liz-Marzán - J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 3686–3692

Instruments and equipment available

* Confocal Raman coupled to AFM/SNOM/TERS
* Dark Field Microscope for Single Particle Spectroscopy
* X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy

Number of researchers (31)
Permanent positions (Prof, Dr) 1
PhD(contracted) 11
PhD Students 7
Technicians 3
Others 1
PhD 2012-2015 8
PhD Ramon y Cajal (currently) 0

Participation in other Networks

SoftComp (Network of Excellence), European Soft Matter Infrastructure (ESMI), Nanomed Spain, Ciber-BBN

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
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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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Deposition equipment and techniques
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