Nanostructured Functional Materials Group

Group Leader: Daniel Ruiz-Molina

Main Research Lines

  • Bio and bio-inspired nanomaterials: Drug delivery and imaging nanocarriers, and catechol-based biocoatings and bioadhesives
  • Energy-efficient nanomaterials: Photoactive nanosystems, and catalytic nanostructures
  • Hybrid molecular devices: 2D coordination polymers, and active molecular nanostructures on surfaces

  1. Development of functional nanoscale coordination polymers for molecular devices
  2. Development of novel coordination polymer particles for biomedicine, including drug delivery and MRI
  3. Novel bio-inspired catechol-based coatings and adhesives
  4. Development of encapsulation methods for photoactive species and novel photophysical/chemical applications

The objective of the Nanostructured Functional Materials Group (NANOSFUN) is to obtain (bio)molecular nanostructures with tailored properties and smart responses to external stimuli, taking advantage of the flexibility and richness of (supra)molecular chemistry and self-assembly processes.

Group Leader

Daniel Ruiz-Molina

CSIC Research Scientist

Daniel Ruiz-Molina earned his PhD in polyradical dendrimers at the Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) under Prof. Jaume Veciana. He then took a postdoctoral position at the University of California San Diego, where he spent three years working on single-molecule magnets and molecular switches.

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Highlighted Publication

Dynamics of Novel Photoactive AgCl Microstars and Their Environmental Applications
J. Simmchen, A. Baeza, A. Miguel-Lopez, M. M. Stanton, M. Vallet-Regi, D. Ruiz-Molina, S. Sánchez ChemNanoMat (2017)

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