• HOT OFF THE PRESS: PAPER IN NANOSCALE ADVANCES!

  • HOT OFF THE PRESS: PAPER ON PREFORMED HUMAN SERUM ALBUMIN CORONA ON IRON OXIDE NANOPARTICLES

  • Mini-review: Opportunities of Bacterial Cellulose to Treat Epithelial Tissues

  • HOT OFF THE PRESS: PUBLISHED ARTICLE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE!

  • Hot off the press: published paper on Nanoscale Horizons!

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    New paper from the PlantNanoHealing project

About Us

We are an interdisciplinary group with diverse research interests

The N&N Group's research is mainly focused in the rational synthesis of nanoparticles and nanocomposites and the study of their structural-functional properties incluing those related to the nano/bio interfaces. The group vision is to see our materials impacting in Nanomedicine, Information Technologies or Energy and Environment. Surf our website if you want to know more about us and our research!

News

Welcome Paweł!

Welcome Paweł!

N&N Group keeps growing. Meet Paweł Cwynar, who is going to spend six months in ICMAB working on stabilization of low-density polymorphs by negative pressure under supervision of Martí Gich.

“My name is Paweł and I am from Poland. I studied Materials Engineering at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (WUST) and simultaneously the International Erasmus Mundus Master Programme Monabiphot (Molecular nano- bio- photonics) at the École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay. My master thesis was devoted to amyloidogenic protein structures and their optical properties.
My scientific interests are mainly nanotechnology in biology and medicine applications whereas my personally interests are snowboarding, analog photography and travels.”

We hope that you will enjoy your stay at N&N Group!

Large participation of the N&N Group at the International Symposium on Bacterial Nanocellulose in Porto

Large participation of the N&N Group at the International Symposium on Bacterial Nanocellulose in Porto

On 3-4 October 2019, four members of the N&N group: Anna Roig, Anna Laromaine, Sole Roig and Irene Anton attended the  fourth International Symposium on Bacterial Nanocellulose in Porto (Portugal). This congress gathers international researchers to communicate and share the latest developments in this fast-moving and continually expanding field of Bacterial Nanocellulose. All the N&N attendees presented their work in oral presentations. Moreover, Irene Anton was awarded with the prize for the best oral sharp presentation of the symposium.
Well done!
 
Congratulations Dr. Qianzhe Zhang!

Congratulations Dr. Qianzhe Zhang!

 

The NN group members would like to congratulate Qianzhe Zhang for his excellent work on the Ph.D. thesis defense!

Qianzhe’s thesis is entitled Microstructural Control of Epitaxial α-Quartz Filmsand has been supervised by Dr. Martí Gich from the NN group and Dr. Adrián Carretero-Genevrier from NanoChemLab (Institut d´electronique et des Systèmes – IES, France) 

The jury was formed by Dr. Francisco Rivadulla Fernández (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain), Dr. Mariona Coll Bau (ICMAB-CSIC) and Dr. Romain Bachelet (Lyon Institute of Nanotechnology, France).

Congratulations Qianzhe! 

High marks for our Master and undergraduate students!

High marks for our Master and undergraduate students!

Congratulations to our students for high marks in their research projects!
It has been very nice to have you in the group and we wish you a lot of success in your future careers!

Giorgo Guglielmo Bonassi Paredes
TFG title: Sensor electrocatalític basat en nanopartícules de Cu/Cu2O per la mesura de la Demanda Química d’Oxigen en aigües residuals.
Mark: 7

Remei Escudero Franch
TFG title: Preforming a protein corona on Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles with Human Serum Albumin. 
Mark: 9.1
Bachelor’s degree in Nanotechnology (UAB)

Natalia Martínez Reyes
Master thesis title: BACTERIAL NANOCELLULOSE FUNCTIONALIZATION WITH EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR FOR WOUND HEALING APPLICATIONS.
Mark: 8 
Master’s degree in Advanced Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (UAB)

Amanda Muñoz Juan
Master thesis title: Impacts of bacterial nanocellulose in the nematode C. elegans.
Mark: 9.5 
Master’s degree in Advanced Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (UAB)

Miquel awarded for his oral contribution at E-MRS Fall Meeting in Warsaw

Miquel awarded for his oral contribution at E-MRS Fall Meeting in Warsaw

Miquel Torras, PhD candidate at N&N Group, attended the E-MRS Fall Meeting held at Warsaw University of Technology (Warsaw, Poland) from 16th to 19th September 2019. 

His oral contribution was titled “Mechanistic insights on fast microwave-assisted polyol synthesis of silver nanoparticles with controlled size” and it was awarded with the 3rd best oral talk of his symposium (Q Nanoparticles: advances in synthesis, characterization, theoretical modelling, and applications).
 
Congratulations Miquel! 

 

The venue of the Meeting

Hot off the press: new paper in Nanoscale Advances!

Hot off the press: new paper in Nanoscale Advances!

The paper “Tailoring the crystal growth of quartz on silicon for patterning epitaxial piezoelectric films” has been recently published in the journal Nanoscale Advances.

This study has been carried out in collaboration with NanoChemLab from Montpellier, France. Congratulations to Qianzhe Zhang and Martí Gich for being authors of this work!