Author: Anna Roig

Farewell to Pengfei

Last pict of 20150929_180224Pengfei and colleagues before flying tonight to US. He will start a post-doc at NIST in Washington DC. Best luck Pengfei, we will miss you


Paper Accepted in ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering

Excellent cum laude for Pengfei Niu PhD thesis!


NN group members would like to congratulate Pengefei for his excellent work on the PhD defense!

Pengfei Thesis is entitled Carbon Xerogel Nanocomposite Materials for Electrochemical Devices: Application to Heavy Metal Detection and has been supervised by Martí Gich from the NN group and by César Fernández-Sánchez from Grup de Transductors Químics of the Microelectronics Institute. 


Publication at Nanoscale: Magnetic gold nanotriangles by microwave-assisted polyol synthesis

Siming Yu,a   Jordan A. Hachtel,bc   Matthew F. Chisholm,c  Sokrates T. Pantelides,bc   Anna Laromaine*a and   Anna Roig*a  

Nanoscale, 2015,7, 14039-14046, DOI: 10.1039/C5NR03113C
Received 12 May 2015, Accepted 16 Jul 2015, First published online 21 Jul 2015
Simple approaches to synthesize hybrid nanoparticles with magnetic and plasmonic functionalities, with high control of their shape and avoiding cytotoxic reactants, to target biomedical applications remain a huge challenge. Here, we report a facile, fast and bio-friendly microwave-assisted polyol route for the synthesis of a  complex multi-material consisting of monodisperse gold nanotriangles around 280 nm in size uniformly decorated by superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles of 5 nm. These nanotriangles are readily dispersible in water, display a strong magnetic response (10 wt% magnetic fraction) and exhibit a localized surface plasmon resonance band in the NIR region (800 nm). Moreover, these hybrid particles can be easily self-assembled  at the liquid–airinterfaces.


NN Group offers three projects under the framework of Marie Sklodowska- Curie Individual Fellowships

Marie Sklodowska- Curie Individual Fellowship (Call MSCA IF 2015) is open offering multiple opportunities to experienced researchers to return and reintegrate in Europe. 

There are 8 scientific areas established for MSCA. Our group offers 3 interdisciplinar projects under this framework (see attachments)

 1.Field of PHYSICS, Optoelectronics in room-temperature multiferroic iron oxide.

2. Field of CHEMISTRY, Engineering novel magnetic nano-biomaterials to address tissue repair guided by angiogenesis.

 3.Field of LIFE SCIENCE, Assessing nanoparticles in 3D biological environments, from cell culture to C. elegans.

If you are interested, please contact us and we will assist you.





Paper accepted in Chem. Eng. J.

We want to congratulate to Laura and Siming for the acceptance of the paper “Scale-up synthesis of iron oxide nanoparticles by microwave-assisted thermal decomposition” in Chemical Engineering Journal by Laura González-Moragas, SiMing Yu (equal contributors), Nerea Murillo, Anna Laromaine, Anna Roig.


Success in the HINT -BCN Workshop

Dr. Fernando Novio (ICN2) and Dr. Anna Laromaine (ICMAB) organized last 8-9th of June the HINT-BCN Workshop with success. Invited speakers and poster contributions were of great quality! From here, we would like to thank the group members for their help during the workshop!