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    The Spanish Royal Society of Physics has awarded him with this prize after granting him with the Gefes 2023 Award for best experimental PhD thesis in condensed matter physics.

  • CIC nanoGUNE obtains three Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship projects

    The Cooperative Research Center nanoGUNE has achieved three Marie-Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellowship projects in the 2023 call, obtaining 624.071,52€ in total. The objective of this European programme is to support the education and the professional development of postdoctoral researchers by offering them a…

  • Niklas Friedrich gets GEFES 2023 Award for best experimental thesis

    The Condensed Matter Physics Division (GEFES) of the Spanish Royal Society of Physics (RSEF) has awarded the researcher Niklas Friedrich of nanoGUNE’s Nanoimaging Group the prize for best experimental PhD thesis in condensed matter physics, for his thesis entitled Electronic transport through suspended graphene…

  • Physicist Nacho Pascual receives ERC Advanced Grant to develop new quantum materials

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded one of its prestigious ERC Advanced Grants to Ikerbasque Research Professor Nacho Pascual at CIC nanoGUNE. The three-million-euro grant will be devoted to running the CONSPIRA (Coherent control of spin chains in Graphene nanostructures) project for at least five years…

  • Registration period for the summer internship program open

    The internships will involve the participation of university students in actual research projects with nanoGUNE researchers for a period of two months. Applications can be submitted until 12 February 2023.

  • Graphene nanoribbons for emerging quantum technologies

    A multidisciplinary group of research teams, working in the framework of FET OPEN Project SPRING (, report that certain stripes of graphene called graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) acquire the anomalous topological state of matter when narrowed down to just a few nanometers in width. The research has…

  • Unraveling the magnetism of a graphene triangular flake

    Graphene is a diamagnetic material, this is, unable of becoming magnetic. However, a triangular piece of graphene is predicted to be magnetic. This apparent contradiction is a consequence of “magic” shapes in the structure of graphene flakes, which force electrons to “spin” easier in one direction. Triangulene is a…

  • PhD Thesis by Javier Zaldivar: Magnetic-Impurity-Induced Bound States in B-Bi2Pd

    Javier Zaldivar, Pre-doctoral researcher at the Nanoimaging Group at nanoGUNE, received his PhD at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) after the defense of his thesis project on the 17 January 2020. His research work, entitled “Magnetic-Impurity-Induced Bound States in B-Bi2Pd" has been…

  • nanoGUNE PhD Workshop 2020

    The PhD researchers of nanoGUNE have organized a one-day event to celebrate the 11th anniversary of nanoGUNE. The workshop has consisted of three sessions: Spin-off inside and outside of nanoGUNE, Escape the lab, and a poster session.

  • nanoGUNE launches a new summer internship call for university students

    CIC nanoGUNE has just launched the call in its Summer Internship Programme, which it runs every year; it offers university students the chance to get to know first-hand about the activity of a world-class research centre.

  • Nanomagnets made of graphene for faster and more sustainable information technologies

    The EU-funded research project SPRING (SPin Research IN Graphene) has celebrated its kickoff meeting on the 7th and 8th of November 2019 in Donostia / San Sebastián (Spain).

  • Students from UPV / EHU, Tecnun, UAB and the UB carry out summer internships at CIC nanoGUNE

  • Apply for a Basque PhD grant with nanoGUNE

    NanoGUNE, located at the Ibaeta Campus of the UPV/EHU in Donostia – San Sebastián, offers PhD opportunities to graduates in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Biology, and related areas to get their PhD degree.

  • Contacting the molecular world through graphene nanoribbons

    Scientists from CIC nanoGUNE, Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), Materials Physics Center (CFM) and CiQUS (Center for Research on Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials) create the tiniest magnetic device contacted, made of a single molecule

  • Engineering electron pathways in 2D-topological insulators

    In a recent article published in Physical Review Letters researchers from CIC nanoGUNE, the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics of Oxford, together with colleagues from Wuerzburg and Stanford University reported new insight into the electronic conduction and interference on 2D-topological insulators - an…

  • Future materials are becoming 'topological’

    A tremendously thin layer of wolfram and tellurium has turned out to be an exotic type of material that physicists have dubbed a ‘topological insulator’. NanoGUNE has participated in the study published in Nature Physics. The physical properties of this two-dimensional material confers it a promising future in the…

  • Summer Internship Program: call open until 5 February

    Would you like to do an internship over the summer? We have a great option for you!

  • The intermediates in a chemical reaction photographed ‘red-handed’

    Researchers at the Materials Physics Center CSIC-UPV/EHU, the DIPC, and CIC nanoGUNE, in the framework of an international collaboration, have for the first time imaged and identified the bond configuration of the intermediates in a complex sequence of chemical transformations of enediyne molecules on a silver…

  • Atomic magnets using hydrogen and graphene

    NanoGUNE researchers in collaboration with the Autonomous University of Madrid and the Institut Néel of Grenoble have shown for the first time that the simple absorption of a hydrogen atom on a layer of graphene magnetises a large region of this material. By selectively manipulating these hydrogen atoms, it is…

  • NbSe2, a true 2D superconductor

    An international team led by Miguel M. Ugeda (CIC nanoGUNE) and Michael F. Crommie (UC. Berkeley (USA)) has demonstrated the coexistence of superconductivity and charge density wave (CDW) order in a single layer of NbSe2, a model transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) metal. The demonstration that a single layer of…

  • nanoGUNE Scholarship: call for Master Thesis students

    NanoGUNE offers 4 scholarships to students of the Master in Nanoscience and the Master in New Materials of the UPV/EHU choosing Master thesis subjects within one of nanoGUNE's research groups.

  • A fresh step towards quantum computing

    The researcher Jose Ignacio Pascual of nanoGUNE, together with researchers of the Free University of Berlin, has developed a method to manipulate magnetism in atoms. This research makes it possible to drive forward the exploration of new methods of information storage and computation on an atomic scale. The work…

  • A window on the invisible

    nanoGUNE’s Nanoimaging Group, led by José Ignacio Pascual, is studying matter on an atomic scale. To do this, it has three remarkable microscopes, one in each laboratory, and which are capable of ‘seeing’ and moving atoms and molecules.

  • Science: Converting 'noise' into mechanical energy on the nanoscale

    Scientists of the Freie Universität Berlin demonstrate it is possible to use the energy of a moving hydrogen molecule to power up a “mechanical machine”. The work, led by Jose Ignacio Pascual (currently leader of the Nanoimaging Group at nanoGUNE), has been published in the prestigious journal Science (Science, DOI…

  • Nacho Pascual, Nanoimaging Group Leader at nanoGUNE

    Starting on 1 September, Nacho Pascual, Professor of Physics at the Free University in Berlin (Germany), has taken on his new responsibility as Ikerbasque Research Professor and Leader of the Nanoimaging Group at nanoGUNE. Nacho’s research is focused on the physics of surfaces and molecules investigated by low…