Research includes development of nanostructures of biocompatible polymers; study of polymer surfaces in 2D and 3D; Development of biosensors based on membrane receptors with electrochemical and optical detection principles. Development of biosensors based on DNA structures. Application to the development of microfluidic systems for lab-on-chip. Modelling of microfluidic systems.
The course objectives are to provide appropriate scientific, technological and socio-economic training enabling the student to conduct research / innovation tasks in microelectronics and nanoelectronics.
This Master constitutes an ambitious interuniversitary action that involves Lecturers, Professors and Researchers from groups with a significant activity in the fields of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. This involves four of the main Universities in Catalonia (including two of the main Research and Technological Universities in Spain, located in Barcelona) and research institutes in the areas of Barcelona and Tarragona (including Institutes integrated in the Spanish Superior Research Council (CSIC)), under the coordination of the University of Barcelona.
The Masters in Environmental Nanotechnology is a pioneering programme which aims to provide students with the understanding, knowledge and competencies needed in order to perform advanced professional activities in a wide range of spheres: industry (chemicals, cosmetics, paint, pharmaceuticals, aeronautics, electronics, food, etc.), consultancy work, research, teaching, etc., focusing on monitoring the interaction between nanomaterials and the environment. The programme is the first of its kind in Europe.
The research activity of the Colloid Chemistry Group is focused on the synthesis and formation mechanisms of metal, semiconductor, magnetic and hybrid nanoparticles with controlled composition, size and morphology; the creation of colloidal composites; nanostructured thin films and nanoparticle ordered arrays in two and three dimensions; the optical characterization of nanoparticles and their assemblies; and the use of metal nanoparticles as biosensors. The group is closely linked to the BioNanoPlasmonics Lab at CIC biomaGUNE.
This official Master from Zaragoza University (Spain) has a duration of 18 months and comprises 75 ECTS credits. The course is suitable for graduates with science, engineering, medicine or related degrees keen to develop careers at the forefront of nanoscience and nanotechnology. The course is multidisciplinary and aims to provide students with fundamental knowledge, practical experience, and skills in the fabrication and characterization of nanostructured materials and devices with applications in key areas of nanochemistry, nanophysics, and nanobiomedicine.
The common thread linking the group's research areas is the use of nanoporous interfaces, in a multiplicity of shapes and textures. The group is interested in methods that allow them to develop and control porous structures, and to deploy these structures on a variety of surfaces and environments; they also try to find applications in which nanoporous structures can be employed to modify the performance of different types of devices.
The Valencia Nanophotonics Technology Center (NTC) is a research center whose mission is to exert the leadership in Europe in the micro/nanofabrication of structures on silicon, as a key support for the development of nanotechnology and nanoscience, specially towards their applications in photonics: in the areas of optical fiber networks and systems, biophotonics, defence, security, photonic computation, etc.