The Microsystems and Nanotechnology group deals with Opto- and Electro-mechanical systems, MEMS and MOEMS. Optical detection modulation with piezoelectric devices; Physical, chemical and biological sensors (optical, piezoelectric, electrochemical). Polymer deposition; Nanoparticles, nanostructures and nanodevices; Atomic Force Microscope and Electron Beam Lithography.
The master's degree in Nanotechnology and Materials Science at UAB enables its students to apply their knowledge in the fields of nanotechnology and materials science to the analysis, reformulation and generation of new applications and products. Students will also become familiar with the principal methods of preparation, synthesis and analysis of materials and nanomaterials. Here is the link to the Spanish language site with more information.
Por su naturaleza la nanotecnología es un área multidisciplinar y multisectorial. Es por esta razón que la colaboración entre diversos centros, con experiencia en los diferentes aspectos de esta disciplina -físicos/químicos, teóricos/experimentales, básicos/aplicados-, y con el denominador común de estudiar los sistemas moleculares, es imprescindible para implantar un programa de formación como el que se propone. El Máster de NNM no tiene precedentes a nivel nacional ya que pretende abordar los aspectos que se encuentran en la intersección de la Nanociencia con los sistemas moleculares.
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 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.