Supramolecular NanoChemistry and Materials

Group Leader: Daniel Maspoch

ICN2 Supramolecular NanoChemistry and Materials Group 2019

Main Research Lines

  • Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), covalent-organic frameworks (COFs) and metal-organic polyhedra (MOPs)

  • Functional delivery systems

Supramolecular NanoChemistry and Materials group

The NANOUP group research interests are focused on controlling the supramolecular assembly of molecules, biomolecules, metal ions and nanoscale building blocks at the nanometre scale for the design of novel functional architectures and devices. The use of supramolecular chemistry to control the fabrication of new nanomaterials is a key aspect for the future of nanoscience and nanotechnology. We use the supramolecular chemistry as the underlying approach for exploring new complex supramolecular assemblies and bioinspired architectures (mainly, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and vesicles) with unprecedented structures, with interesting physical and biological properties and applications (in close collaboration with several private companies) in diverse areas, including micro- and nanoencapsulation, drug-delivery systems, contrast agents and the development of novel sensors and magnetic platforms.

Group Leader

ICREA Prof Daniel Maspoch, leader of the ICN2 Supramolecular NanoChemistry and Materials Group

Daniel Maspoch

ICREA Research Professor

Dr Daniel Maspoch is a chemist who has always maintained a rewarding balance between fundamental and applied research, with pioneering developments in the field of porous reticular materials and delivery systems. He is the author of over 203 articles and 6 book chapters. In 2021 and 2022, he got the prestigious ERC Advanced Grant and a second ERC Proof-of-Concept Grant, respectively. In addition, he was awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant in 2014, and his first ERC Proof-of-Concept Grant in 2019.  Recently, in 2023 he has received the prestigious Rei Jaume I award 2023 in New Technologies. In 2022, he was appointed new Corresponding Academician of the Physical and Chemical Sciences Section, in the specialty of Materials Science by the Royal Spanish Academy of Science (RAC). In 2020, he was rewarded with the Research Excellence Award from the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry, and in 2015 he was awarded the Premio Marcial Moreno Mañas Lectureship.  .

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