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Group 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