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Nanotechnology Activities Survey in Spain

Name of the Laboratory 'Materials + Technologies' Group
Department Ingeniería Química y del Medio Ambiente

Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

Institution (Acronym) UPV / EHU
Contact Person (e-mail) ECEIZA, Arantxa / Marian Corcuera
Address Escuela Politécnica. Plaza de Europa, 1
Postal code 20018-Donostia
Province Guipuzcoa
Autonomous Region Pais Vasco
Country Spain
Phone + 34 943 017171
Fax + 34 943 017200
Main Research Areas

* Self-assembling and nanostructures in polymers
* Polymeric (nano)composites
* Bionanocomposites based on renewable materials
* Nanostructured thin films

Participating Projects

* Red de Excelencia NANOFUN-POLY. "Nanostructured and functional polymer-based materials and nanocomposites" -
Coordinator: Iñaki Mondragon: European Community

* NANOTRON. "Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for micro- and nanosystems" -
Coordinator: Iñaki Mondragon: Gobierno Vasco y Diputación de Gipuzkoa

* POCO - "Carbon Nanotube Confinement Strategies to Develop Novel POlymer-matrix COmposites" -
Coordinator: Iñaki Mondragon: European Community

Three more relevant publications within 2011-2014

*   I. Garcia, A. Tercjak, L. Rueda, I. Mondragon - Macromolecules/41/9295-9298/2008

*   C. Ocando, A. Tercjak, M.D. Martín, J.A. Ramos, M. Campo, I. Mondragon - Macromolecules/42/6215-6224/2009

*   A. Tercjak, J. Gutierrez, L. Rueda, L. Peponi, I. Mondragon - Macromolecules/42/3386-3390/2009

Instruments and equipment available

* Atomic force microscopy, Nanoscope IIIa Multimode and Nanoscope IVa Dimension 3100 (Veeco)
* Dielectric relaxation spectroscopy (Novocontrol)
* Reómetro ARES (TA Instruments)
* Ellipsometry, Sopralab

Number of researchers (53)
Permanent positions (Prof, Dr) 15
PhD(contracted) 5
PhD Students 18
Technicians 1
Others 0
PhD 2011-2014 13
PhD Ramon y Cajal (currently) 1

Participation in other Networks

Nanofun-Poly. Network of Excellence

Other relevant information

Servicio General Macroconducta-Mesoestructura-Nanotecnología (Servicios Generales de Investigación - SGIker) asociado al grupo

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: AFM for recognition
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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