Group Members


Professors


Professor
jherves@uvigo.es

Ph. D. from the University of Santiago de Compostela in 1991. Postdoctoral fellow with Lyn Williams at Durham University (United Kingdom). Since 1992 he is at the University of Vigo, currently as professor.

‘The reactivity branch conducts research on chemical reactivity in nanoheterogeneous media (micelles, microemulsions, vesicles and nanoparticles). The aim is using these systems to modulate the chemical reaction, specially in its kinetic aspect’.

Phone number:(+34) 986 81 22 97

Associate Professor
Ph. D. from the University of  Vigo (Spain)
juste@uvigo.es

'My research is focussed on the synthesis, characterization and application of metal nanoparticles. The morphology control of gold nanoparticles and its effect on a variety of physical properties is a hot topic and particularly the understanding of the mechanisms involved in nanoparticle growth, which determine the final size and shape'

Phone number:(+34) 986 81 34 49

Associate Professor
Ph. D. from the University of Vigo (Spain)
pastoriza@uvigo.es

'My current interest involves the synthesis of metal nanoparticles, mainly gold and silver, with size and shape control and therefore with desired optical properties. Furthermore, my research is also focused on the surface modification and assembly of the nanoparticles to improve their versatility'

Phone number:(+34) 986 81 38 13

Professor
lmarzan@uvigo.es

Ph. D. from the University of Santiago de Compostela in 1992. Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Van’t Hoff Laboratory (Utrech University, The Netherlands, 1993-1995). Professor at the University of Vigo (1995-2012). He is currently on leave to serve as Ikerbasque Research Professor and Scientific Director of CIC biomaGUNE

‘Nanoparticles synthesis and assembly. Nanocomposite colloids and materials. Nanophotonics. Nanoparticle based biosensors. Medical applications of nanoparticles’.

personal web page


 
Postdoctoral Research Associates


Postdoctoral Research Associate
Ph.D. from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
gbodelon@uvigo.es

'Applications of plasmonic colloidal particles for diagnosis and biodetection'

Phone number:(+34) 986 12 04 75


Postdoctoral Research Associate
Ph.D. from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
celinacostas@uvigo.es

'Applications of colloidal nanoparticles for biosensing'

Phone numbers:(+34) 986 12 04 75


Postdoctoral Research Associate
Ph.D. from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)
mourdik@uvigo.es

'Development of various types of nanostructures with tailored morphology for diverse applications.'

Phone numbers:(+34) 986 81 86 17 / (+34) 986 81 25 39


Postdoctoral Research Associate
Ph.D. from the National University of Singapore
lakshmi@uvigo.es
personal webpage:
http://sites.google.com/site/colloidnano/

'Devolopment of plasmonic substartes for SERS based biosensing applications'
Students

 
Ph. D. students

Ph. D. Student

Graduated at University of Valencia, Spain

mcoronado@cicbiomagune.es

'Biodirected assembly of nanoparticles'

Phone number:(+34) 986 12 04 75


Ph. D. Student
Graduated at University of A Coruña
vanelope@uvigo.es

Phone number:(+34) 986 81 25 39


Ph. D. Student
veronicamontes@uvigo.es

Graduated at the University of Vigo (Spain)

‘Synthesis and characterization of new hybrid materials based on metal nanoparticles for SERS detection’

Phone number:(+34) 986 81 25 39


Ph. D. Student
He graduated at The University of Science and Technology of China (China)
gczheng@uvigo.es

Phone number:(+34) 986 81 25 39

Chemistry Technicians


Chemistry Technician
chicha@uvigo.es

She graduated at the University of Vigo (Spain)

Phone number:(+34) 986 81 25 39


Chemistry Technician
sergibai@uvigo.es

He graduated at the University of Vigo (Spain)

Phone number:(+34) 986 81 25 39


 
Visiting Students


PhD student
Graduated at Federal University of Sergipe
grsandrade@uvigo.es

Phone number:(+34) 986 81 25 39


 
Administration


Graduated in Business Administration at the University of Basque Country
jantonioc@uvigo.es

'Administration and economic justification of projects'

Phone number:(+34) 81 86 17


 

Former Group Members and visitors in 2014


Master Student
Graduated at Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences
gustainyteausra@gmail.com

'Sensor platform design based on ruthenium nanostructures'

Phone number:(+34) 986 81 25 39

Former Group Members and visitors in 2013

Visiting student from the University of Mainz (Germany)
sirincel@students.uni-mainz.de

'Hydrogels doped with metal nanoparticles'

Visiting student from the University of Mainz (Germany)
kkaefer@students.uni-mainz.de

'Pd catalyzed cross-coupling reactions'


Ph. D. student
Ph.D. from the University of Vigo (Spain)
ptaladriz@uvigo.es

‘Organic reactions in colloidal media’


Postdoctoral Research Associate
Ph.D. from the Free University of Berlin, Germany (March 2013)
jlanger@cicbiomagune.es

'Spectroscopic methods of biodetection'

 


Ph. D. Student
Graduated at University of Vigo (Spain)
saraabalde@uvigo.es / sa570@cam.ac.uk

‘Nanoparticle integration into hybrid systems for biosensing in high-throughput screening’

Visiting student from the University of Tiradentes (Brasil)
jamielmenezes@gmail.com


Buenos Aires University , Argentina

ianinav@conicet.gov.ar

'Design and preparation of nanocrystalline mesoporous thin films with applications in photovoltaic devices and catalysis'

Phone number:(+34) 986 81 25 39


Ph. D. Student
Graduated at Vigo University
segomez@uvigo.es

‘Self-Assemblyes of Nanoparticles with Optical Properties’

Phone numbers:(+34) 986 81 86 17 / (+34) 986 81 25 39


Ph. D. Student
Graduated at UAM, Poznań
marcin@uvigo.es

‘Surface enhanced spectroscopy of metalic nanoparticles’

Phone numbers:(+34) 986 81 86 17 / (+34) 986 81 25 39


Master Student
lauraalvarez@uvigo.es

She graduated at the University of Vigo (Spain)

‘Synthesis of TiO2 Nanotubes and confined seeded growth of Metal nanoparticles’

Phone number:(+34) 986 12 04 75

Former Group Members and visitors until 2012

Associate Professor
Ph. D. from the University of Vigo (Spain)
macorrea@uvigo.es


Postdoctoral Research Associate
moisespl@uvigo.es

'Reactivity and Catalysis in Nanocolloids'


Ph. D. Student
Graduated at Santiago de Compostela University
cintia.mateo@uvigo.es

'Design and fabrication of new hybrid heterostructures composed of multiple funcionalities for multiplex sensors application'


Ph. D. Student
Graduated at Santiago University
carmen.vazquez@uvigo.es

'Nanoplasmonic reactors'

Ph. D. from the Public University of Navarra (Spain)
ramon.alvarez@uvigo.es

'Design of advanced hybrid materials for surface-enhanced spectroscopies and their application to biosensing'


Ph. D. Student
Graduated at University of Ioannina
dtsoutsi@uvigo.es

'SERS for Ultrasensitive Cations Detection'


Technical Support
oscarameneiro@uvigo.es

'Administration and management of computers, both hardware and software. Web page creation and design'


Postdoctoral Research Associate (Isidro Parga Pondal)
Ph. D. from the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain)
aguerrero@uvigo.es

'Development of nanostructured materials with tailored electronic, optical and sensing properties, through their organization and collective behaviour, to accomplish multiple or complex functions'


Chemistry Technician
anasan@uvigo.es

She is a technical engineering student at the University of Vigo (Spain)


Postdoctoral Research Associate
marek@uvigo.es

'Currently I am interested in the application of the plasmonic particles for energy conversion'
General San Martín University November 2012, Argentina


Ph. D. student
She graduated at the University of Vigo (Spain)
laurarodriguezl@uvigo.es

'Optimization of the morphology and assembly of metallic nanoparticles for its activity in SERS'


Ph. D. student
He graduated at the University of Vigo (Spain)
msanles@uvigo.es


Ph. D. Student from Universidad de La Habana (Cuba)


Postdoctoral Research Associate
chanana@uvigo.es

'Synthesis, functionalisation and controlled assembly of metal nanoparticles for fabrication of noval metamaterials'


Ph. D. Student (INL Fellowship)
Graduated at Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina)
mfcardinal@uvigo.es

'Synthesis and Assembly of Metal Nanoparticles with Directional Interactions'

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Ph. D. from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
angelome@uvigo.es

'Biofunctionalization of nanoparticles and biosensor design'


Postdoctoral Research Associate
He graduated at the University of Vigo (Spain)
carboargibay@uvigo.es

'Synthesis and optical properties of Metal Nanoparticles'


Ph. D. Student
Graduated at Santiago de Compostela University
paula.aldeanueva@uvigo.es

'Fabrication of optical accumulators for SERS biosensing'

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Ph. D. from the catholic University of Louvain (Belgium)
antequera@uvigo.es

'Scientific Administrator: budget supervisión, research projects, grants and infrastructure aid'

Ph. D. Student
Graduated at Vigo University
silviav@uvigo.es

'SERS cross-reactive sensor arrays'

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Ph. D. from Advanced Materials Group, IPICyT (México)
romoherrera@uvigo.es

'Playing LEGO with nanostructured blocks: Assembly of Nanostructured building blocks into ordered arrays'


Postdoctoral Research Associate
baptiste.auguie@uvigo.es


Postdoctoral Research Associate (Juan de la Cierva)
Ph. D. from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
silvia.barbosa@uvigo.es

'Metal nanoparticle synthesis, shape control, and assembly'

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Ph. D. from the University of Vigo (Spain)
celiacl@uvigo.es

'My research is focused on the study of the effects of nanoparticles, of different materials and surface properties, on the function of enzymes and proteins'


Ph. D. Student
Graduated at Perugia University (Italy)
caterina.serafinelli@uvigo.es

'Optical biosensores with metallic nanoparticles'


Ph. D. Student
Graduated at Université Paris 7 - Denis Diderot
p.m.benayoun@gmail.com

'Synthesis and study of the catalytic activity of colloidal nanocomposites (hydrogels)'


Ph. D. student (FPI)
She graduated at the University of Vigo (Spain)
scarregal@uvigo.es

‘Kinetic analysis of the catalytic effect of gold nanoparticles on a electron transfer reaction’



Technical Support

Engineering student at Universidad Católica Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina
martin.vallejo@uvigo.es

‘Administration and management of computers. Web page maintenance’

Ph.D. from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
niweihai@gmail.com

‘Design and fabrication of optical sensors and biosensors based on single metal nanostructures.’


Postdoctoral Research Associate
Ph. D. from the University of Toulouse (France)
glaria@uvigo.es

‘Design and synthesis of metal nanoparticles with tailored optical properties’


Postdoctoral Research Associate
Ph. D. from the University of Vigo (Spain)
nicolaspazos@uvigo.es

‘My work is focused in the wet chemical synthesis, characterization, organization and phase transfer of noble metals (Au), magnetic nanoparticles (FePt), and the combination of both types of materials (FePt-Au) ’

From Peter Schurtenberger's Soft Nanoscience Group within the Adolphe Merkle Institute, Fribourg Switzerland.
herve.dietsch@unifr.ch

'My visit in Vigo is to learn the synthesis of gold nanorods with different aspect ratios and the surface functionalities. These model colloidal particles will then be used in Fribourg to study their dynamic at the water/oil interface using evanescent dynamic light scattering technique.’

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Ph. D. from the Hamburg University (Germany)
shavel@uvigo.es

From Alfons van Blaaderen's Soft Condensed Matter group at Utrecht University (NL)
s.badaire@uu.nl

'My project involves the formation and study of photonic crystals of metallo-dielectric colloidal particles. My visit reason is to learn the synthesis of colloidal particles that could be interesting for laser deformation experiments, to try to find a way to coat the particles with a silica layer for improved stability and for a control of interparticle distances’


Ph. D. Student from Universidad del País Vasco, Facultad de Químicas de San Sebastián
ldvalle001@ikasle.ehu.es
(From 12/01/2009 to 03/04/2009)

'Molecular dynamics of nanocomposites based on diblock copolymers and nanoparticles'


He defended his Ph.D. on December 15, 2008
spuch@uvigo.es


Postdoctoral Research Associate
Ph. D. from the University of Neufchâteu (Switzerland)
jessicap@uvigo.es

‘Nanoparticles interaction studies and developpement of systems involving metallic nanoparticles through Scanning Probe Microscopies’

Master student
She graduated at the University of Vigo (Spain)
nmurillo@uvigo.es

‘Synthesis of multifunctional microcapsules with optical properties sensitive to environmental changes’

Master student
She graduated at the University of Vigo (Spain)
mayss17@hotmail.com

From University of Melbourne
connalla@unimelb.edu.au

‘Methods to coat nanoparticles with functional polymers’

Ph. D. Student from University of Michigan
agashish@umich.edu

‘Optical properties of self-assembled gold nanoparticles’

University of Buenos Aires, Argentine

University Denis Diderot-Paris VII, France

University Denis Diderot-Paris VII, France

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India

University Denis Diderot-Paris VII, France

University of Barcelone, Spain


She defended his Ph.D. on September 26, 2008
jesica@uvigo.es

‘Synthesis, reactivity and optical properties of individual and assemblies of gold nanoparticles’

yourimikal@gmail.com
(From 07/01/2008 to 30/06/2008)

wibke083@web.de
(From 26/09/2007 to 06/02/2008)


fmartinez@icmab.es
(From 05/06/2007 to 05/07/2007 and from 26/9/2007 to 26/10/2007)


(Dec 1997 - Jan 1998)


Postdoctoral Research Associate
Ph. D from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
aksamal@uvigo.es

'Synthesis and plasmonic study of silver nanoparticles'


Postdoctoral Research Associate
Ph.D. from the University of Aveiro (Portugal)
mamartins@uvigo.es

'Plasmon-enhanced luminescence in multifunctional nanocomposites'


Chemistry Technician
pfacal@uvigo.es

She graduated at Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Lund University Feb-March 2012, Sweden

Padua University March-May 2012, Italy
Cardiff University June 2012, United Kingdom
Alcalá de Henares University June-July 2012, Spain
La Habana University May-July 2012, Cuba
'Instituto Ciencia de los Materiales de Barcelona' July 2012, Spain
Berlin University July 2012 , Germany