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logo nnGroup activity focuses on the controlled and rational synthesis of inorganic and hybrid (inorganic-organic) nanoparticles and nanocomposites and the study of their structural -functional properties. Among others, we are currently interested in the stabilization of metastable phases, the preparation of core-shell nanoparticles, stable colloidal dispersions and porous nanocomposites. Some of the synthetic methods we are using are sol-gel chemistry, supercritical fluids, thermal decompositon or microwaves. We must confess a soft spot for magnetic systems…

We aim at the applicability of our materials in the HEALTH and in the INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES sectors:


  • Magneto-electric materials
  • Magneto-photonic materials
  • Hard-magnetic materials


  • Contrast Agents for MRI
  • Drug Delivery Vehicles
  • Cell Tracking and Therapy
  • Nanoparticle Assessment in 3D Environments

Current Collaborations:

  • Concha Domingo (ICMAB-CSIC) Drug Delivery Vehicles
  • Anna Rosell/Joan Montaner (Institut de Recerca del Vall d’Hebron) Cell Tracking and Therapy
  • Adrian Carretero/Clement Sánchez (Université Pierre et Marie Curie) Stabilization of metastables phases
  • César Fernández (CNMB-CSIC) Electrochemical sensors
  • Francesco Stellaci (EPFL, Switzerland) Janus particles
  • Pavel Levkin (KIT, Germany) Surface functionalization 
  • Dermot Brougham (Dublin City Universit, Irland) MRI relaxivity studies
  • Gerrit Bochard/Olivier Jordan ( University of Geneva, Switzerland) Polymeric nanocapsules
  •  Gervasi Herranz (ICMAB-CSIC) Magneto-Photonic and Magneto-Plasmonic Materials
  • Cefe López (ICMM-CSIC) Magneto-Photonic Materials
  • José Luis García (ICMAB) Magnetoelectric Materials
  • Cyril Aymonier (ICMCB-CNRS) Magnetic Materials in Supercritical Fluids
  • Liberato Manna (IIT) Complex Magnetic Nanoparticles
  • Irina Smirnova (TU-Hamburg) Magnetic polymeric particles
  • D.-X. Chen (UAB) Relaxation Mechanisms in MRI



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