nanoGUNE, the Basque Nanoscience Cooperative Research Center

Our mission is to carry out world-class nanoscience research for the competitive growth of the Basque Country. 

Nanoscience is science at a very small scale: the nanoscale, ranging from 0.1 to 100 nanometers. A nanometer is one-millionth of a millimeter. The behavior of matter at the nanoscale is very special and scientists from very diverse disciplines are nowadays studing all these phenomena. 

Our research is mainly focused on Electronic/Spin phenomena and magnetism, optics at the nanoscale, nanoscale materials, and nanobioengineering. 



Viruses interactions in wet atm.

Scaffolding for biotechnology.


Cryo FIB characterisation of samples.

Alzheimer´s monitorization, Respiratory diseases monitorization and Renal and lung cancer monitorization.

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Ageing of supercapacitors.

High performance biomaterials.

Lithium sulfur batteries. Coating of nanoparticles using fluidized bed reactors.

Hybrid thermoelectric materials.

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Additive manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing.

Mars mission: cosmic collision on materials.

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Circular Economy

Circular economy in packaging and textiles.

Microplastics monitorization.

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Automotive Industry

Optimizing properties of rubber

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Food monitoring.

Food "structuring".

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Quantum technologies

Quantum computing; implementation of a sensor that enables the detection and measurement of quantum phenomena.

Spintronics to devleop MESO technology.

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  • Jose Maria Pitarke, elected full member of Jakiunde

    NanoGUNE's Director, Jose Maria Pitarke, was elected member of Jakiunde, the Basque Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, on 18 November 2022 at the autumn plenary session held by the Academy in Argomaniz.

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  • Pride in STEM. Looking inside to get outside

    November 18th is the day selected to celebrate and highlight the work and barriers of LGBTQIA+ people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). On this special date, we join the International Pride in STEM Day in order to give… Read more