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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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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  • Emilio Artacho APS Fellowship in 2021

    Emilio Artacho, leader of the Theory Group of nanoGUNE, has recently been named APS Fellow by the American Physical Society (APS) for developing the linear scaling SIESTA method and for pioneering work on developing and applying methods to study… Read more

  • Emakumeak Zientzian goes on adding to itself

    Through the signing of a new collaboration agreement seventeen Basque organizations are joining forces around the Emakumeak Zientzian project, thus declaring their commitment to the objectives of the initiative: to make the activity of women in… Read more

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