nanoGUNE, the Basque Nanoscience Cooperative Research Center

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. 



We are developing an innovative technology for the detection of early stage Alzheimer’s.

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Postdoctoral Junior Leader fellowships

The 'La Caixa' fellowships are some of the most attractive and complete in Europe.

NanoGUNE, as a María de Maeztu unit of excellence, is a host institution for the recipients of these grants and is searching for outstanding junior researchers interested in applying for a research fellowship.

Deadline for de 2022 call is 7 October.

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Bio plastics

Bio plastics

We are developing a new technology to produce biodegradable packaging as an alternative to plastics, based on natural compounds such as proteins or sugars.

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  • Review: Interface nano-optics with van der Waals polaritons

    An international team, including the leader of the Nanooptics group at nanoGUNE, Rainer Hillenbrand, discusses in ‘Nature’  the state-of-the-art and opportunities for controlling the propagation of nanolight (in form of polaritons) in van der… Read more

  • Review: Nanoscale terahertz scanning probe microscopy

    Four international experts, including the leader of the Nanooptics group at nanoGUNE Rainer Hillenbrand, analyze in ‘Nature Photonics’ the terahertz scanning probe microscopy techniques that achieve spatial resolution on the scale of micrometres… Read more

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