The research activity of the FunNanoBio group is focused on the design and fabrication of novel nanostructured materials, mainly plasmonic, for a broad range of applications, including environmental sensing, biosensing, catalysis, imaging or theranostics.


The control of the morphology and size of a certain material at the nanoscale is a hot topic because of the spectacular effects that small changes produce on their properties (optical, magnetic, electronic…)
The applicability, versatility, and even certain properties of nanoparticles are enhanced through either their self-assembly or deposition on platforms (glass, beads, cellulose paper, hydrogels, polymer films, etc.)
The group is very interested in study the optical properties of nanostructures when interacting with light from an experimental and theoretical point of view
Metals at nanoscale exhibit enhanced catalytic properties. Importantly, many parameters such as nanoparticle shape and size can produce remarkable effects on their catalytic performance
In this research line, we develop and design plasmonic nanostructures for applications in high-throughput screening and/or real-time analysis
MRI is an important technique in diagnostic clinical imaging owing to its exceptional spatial and anatomical resolution