Nanostructured Films & Particles

Research Group

HIGHLIGHTS:

Metal nanoclusters are becoming exciting candidates as highly efficient catalysts for heterogeneous processes in view of their extraordinary surface to volume ratio and the high ...
We present the first successful synthesis of monodisperse carbon nanodots (CNDs) with tunable photoluminescence (PL) carried out by laser pyrolysis of two common volatile organic ...
Despite the continuous developments in the synthesis of noble metal nanoparticles, the uniformity of particle size distribution still represents a critical aspect. A fast and ...
Simple, versatile, and low-cost approach for the preparation of surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)-active regions within a microfluidic channel 50 cm in length Full article here. ...
Emerging pollutants represent a new global problem for water quality. As these compounds get into the environment, they cause severe threats to aquatic environments and ...
Today’s monocrystalline silicon solar cells have their throne on the roofs of our houses. In the past decade, however, perovskite solar cells (PSCs) show impressive ...
The deposition of airborne nanosized matter onto surfaces could pose a potential risk in occupational and environmental scenarios. The incorporation of fluorescent labels into spherical ...
This work presents a highly efficient photo-reactor configuration for VOC abatement. It consists of a fluidized bed made of commercial, easy to fluidize, transparent borosilicate ...
Microwave (MW) heating has been applied to increase the selectivity to propylene in the oxidative dehydrogenation (ODH) of propane. The preferential heating of the solid ...
Cu-based metal–organic framework (MOF) microdevices are applied in sampling and preconcentration of nerve agents (NAs) diluted in gaseous streams. Full article here. NFP Research Area: ...
The main challenge of cancer treatment is to avoid or minimize systemic side effects in off-target tissues. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can be used as ...
Using electrospinning we were able to prepare wound dressings with antimicrobial action thanks to their large surface per volume ratio, which allows their loading with ...
Exosomes are considered key elements for communication between cells, but very little is known about the mechanisms and selectivity of the transference processes involving exosomes ...
The transformational impact of bioorthogonal chemistries has inspired new strategies for the in vivo synthesis of bioactive agents through non-natural means. Among these, Pd catalysts ...

Welcome To

the Nanostructured Films & Particles
Research Group

The NFP Group was created in 2007 by researchers from different backgrounds, with the aim of concentrating efforts in the development and application of nanostructured materials. The NFP Group is one of the founding research groups at the Nanoscience Institute of Aragon (INA), a multidisciplinary institute where researchers in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Medicine and Biochemistry find numerous opportunities for lateral thinking and scientific collaboration.

The common thread linking the NFP research areas is the synthesis of nanomaterials in a multiplicity of shapes and structures. We are interested in the development of bottom-up methods that allow us to synthesize nanoscaled materials in a way that is both precise and scalable. Our synthesis procedures are designed to endow the final product with the properties required for the desired application. This can be a very challenging objective. Thus, for applications in nanomedicine our structures have to perform a certain function, (e.g. deliver a therapeutic cargo to a tumour in vivo), but at the same time they have to fulfil a wide set of requisites such as be biodegradable, or at least biocompatible, capable to avoid the immune system, sometimes also capable of remote activation etc. This entails the fabrication of complex architectures with nanoscale precision. Similarly, in other fields of application within our research portfolio (e.g. nanostructured surfaces for molecular recognition, or nanomaterials for environmental photocatalysis) the final product always requires a careful design and accurate fabrication in order to achieve the outstanding features that are the trademark of the nanoscale.

Please browse our site for a more in-depth view of our research. If any of the contents inspires you, do not hesitate to contact us. We are always looking for new, highly motivated postdoctoral researchers and Ph.D. students, and also for new scientific collaborations with other research groups.

Contact:
Prof. J. Santamaria
Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
University of Zaragoza
Jesus.Santamaria@unizar.es
Phone: +34 976761153