News

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Paper-based biosensor with smartphone readout

Researchers from the Nanobioelectronics and Biosensors Group at the ICN2 have published details of their new biosensor system in Scientific Reports by Nature. Paper embedded with a graphene structure is used together with a 3D-printable mini “darkroom” and smartphone technology to screen for different compounds found in food and environmental samples. The innovative system provides a low-cost portable alternative to lab testing for qualitative and quantitative pollutant detection and monitoring.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

2nd Festival of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 10alamenos9

The 10alamenos9 Festival of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology is back with over 100 activities to choose from at five locations in Spain. Among them, the UAB Campus in Bellaterra, where it kicked off today with a tour of the research facilities and a talk from ICN2 ICREA Research Prof. Stephan Roche.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Prof. Laura M. Lechuga at TEDxValencia

Prof. Laura M. Lechuga, leader of the Nanobiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group, shares her ideas about the present and future of biosensors. Watch the video of her TEDx talk. 

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Optomechanical crystals to enable chaos-based secure data communications

Researchers from ICN2's Phononic and Photonic Nanostructures (P2N) Group published a study showing how the complex dynamics, including chaos, of optical nonlinearities can be controlled using optomechanical crystals and changing the parameters of the excitation laser. This discovery could allow information to be coded by introducing chaos into the light that carries it. 

Monday, 10 April 2017

Daniel Grajales receives the Best poster Award at ECIO 2017

The 19th edition of the European Conference on Integrated Optics (ECIO) took place on April 03-05, 2017, at Eindhoven University of Technology (the Netherlands). Daniel Grajales, predoctoral researcher at the ICN2 Nanobiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group, received the Best poster Award.