At the NanoBioMedical Centre we design, characterize and functionalize large variety of NANOMATERIALS of different dimensions (OD, 1D, 2D and 3D) including:

  • metallic nanoparticles: Au, Ag, Cu;
  • metal oxides: ZnO, TiO2, CuO, Cu2O, Fe2O3, Fe3O4, Gd2O3;
  • phosphates:  hydroxyapatite and its derivatives;
  • quantum dots: Cu2O, CuInS/ZnS, GQDs, CQDs;
  • carbon nanomaterials: nanotubes, graphene, graphene oxide;
  • organic: cubosomes, liposomes, micelles, peptides, polydopamine spheres, dendrimers;
  • thin films: Heusler’s alloys, carbides, nitrides, iron oxide layers, TiO2, ZnO;
  • hybrid, hierarchical and porous: polydopamine coated magnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles, MOFs,  MSNs, ZnO.
These nanomaterials are further given to the functionalization in order to ensure novel properties. To do so, we:
  • change the stability and improve the functionality of nanomaterials by tuning the hydrophobicity and surface charge,
  • combine the nanomaterials of different properties to form multimodal particles with many functions: such as fluorescence and magnetic imaging probes that can selectively deliver drug molecules,
  • develop new hybrid materials, built from at least two functional components, with new unique physicochemical and biological properties.
Presentation of chosen materials obtained in the NBMC:

Gold (Au) nanoparticles

Silver (Ag) nanoparticles                                                                Copper (Cu) nanoparticles

Fe3O4/Ag nanoparticles                                                                  Magnetite nanoparticles surrounded by silica

Mesoposrous silica nanoparticles (MSNs)                                TiO2

Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles and hierarchical system

Microstructure of hydrogel containing Fe3O4/Ag nanoparticles and hybrid MOF particles

Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) fibers                                                Graphene quantum dot (GQDs)

Graphene foams

Polidopamine spheres

Liposomes                                                                                          Porous Cu / Au shell core structure

TiO2/Al2O3 nanopattern surfaces                              Thin layer of Heusler Co2MnSn alloy deposited on HOPG substrate

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