22/08/2014 Fundación Repsol Entrepreneurs Fund supports EVOLGENE project

The EVOLGENE project, directed by nanoGUNE’s researcher Raul Perez Jimenez, has been selected as one of the four “Ideas” that will be supported by the Entrepreneurs Fund of Fundación Repsol. The paleoenzymology project aims at reconstructing ultra-efficient ancestral enzymes for use in industry. ...

16/07/2014 The Ludwig-Genzel-Prize 2014 is awarded to Rainer Hillenbrand

The Ludwig-Genzel-Prize 2014 has been awarded to the Ikerbasque researcher at nanoGUNE and the UPV/EHU Rainer Hillenbrand for “the design and development of infrared near-field spectroscopy and the application of this novel spectroscopic method in different areas of natural sciences”. ...

23/06/2014 "Electrospinning of Biomolecules", PhD Thesis by Wiwat Nuansing

Wiwat Nuansing, Pre-doctoral Researcher in the Self-Assembly Group at nanoGUNE, received his Doctor Degree at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) after the defense of his thesis project on Monday 23 June 2014. He carried out his research work, entitled Electrospinning of Biomolecules, under the supervision of Dr. Alexander Bittner, Ikerbasque Research Professor and leader of the Self-Assembly group. ...

29/05/2014 Sir John Pendry awarded the Kavli Prize 2014 in nanoscience

Sir John Pendry, member of the scientific committee of the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC) and chairman of the international advisory committee of CIC nanoGUNE, has been awarded the prestigious Kavli Prize, considered as the Nobel Prize for Technology. ...

23/05/2014 Science: Flatland optics with graphene

Researchers from CIC nanoGUNE, in collaboration with ICFO and Graphenea, introduce a platform technology based on optical antennas for trapping and controlling light with the one-atom-thick material graphene. The experiments show that the dramatically squeezed graphene-guided light can be focused and bent, following the fundamental principles of conventional optics. The work, published yesterday in Science, opens new opportunities for smaller and faster photonic devices and circuits. ...


CIC nanoGUNE focuses its research activities on the following four major strategic areas:

  • Physics of low-dimensional structures, nanostructures and nanoscale structured complex systems.
  • Synthesis, assembling, and nanofabrication of nanomaterials (nanoparticles, nanotubes, thin films, nanocomposites) and nanostructured materials.
  • Development of nanodevices and its impact on molecular electronics, spintronics, nanomagnetism, and nanophotonics.
  • Biofunctional nanoparticles and nanobiotechnology.

Consolider Programme

The project CREATION OF A NEW R&D CENTER FOR THE COORDINATION, DEVELOPMENT, AND MANAGEMENT OF NANOSCIENCE RESEARCH IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY funded by the programme Consolider-Ingenio (MICINN), is aimed to contribute to the impulse and launch of a new Interdisciplinary Center for R&D (CIC nanoGUNE Consolider),...

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NanoBasque Strategy

The nanoBasque Strategy, led by the Basque Government, is an initiative designed to develop a new economy sector enabled by nanotechnology. It sees nanoscience and nanotechnology as instruments that can stimulate the transformation and diversification of the Basque business environment. The nanoBasque Strategy strives to boost Basque companies and research agents’ presence on international nanotechnology initiatives and markets.

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