Congratulations to our colleague Dr. Luis Carlos Garzón Tovar for successfully defending his PhD entitled "Confining Reactions in a Droplet: Synthesis of MOFs, COFs and Composites using Spray Drying" in ICN2.

NanoUp group wants to congratulate our colleague Dr. Thais Grancha for receiving a two years "Juan de la Cierva formación" postdoctoral fellowship. The impressive scientific records of this young researcher attracted the attention of the jury who ranked her 2nd. Associated to our NanoUp team, we will surely reach new highs!

Congratulations Thais!


NanoUp group, in collaboration with NanoBiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group recently published a an article in Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Blanca Chocarro is the first author of a work presenting an optical CO2 sensor fabricated by integration of a self-assembled, transparent film of zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 (ZIF-8) nanoparticles onto bimodal optical waveguides.


On 12th of June, Dr. Vincent Guillerm, postdoctoral fellow in NanoUp group, gave an invited talk about "Ozonolysis as a solid-gas post-synthetic tuning of porosity in Metal-Organic Frameworks" at the Materials Day at Instituto de Investigación en Energía de Cataluña (IREC).

One of the most recognized chemist, who developed the field of MOFs, visited our research group.

Congratulations to our colleague Civan Avci who takes home the Best Presentation Award from the 2018 docMOF conference.

Abraham Ayala defended on 15th of December his PhD thesis entitled “Janus-type and molecular MOF-based composites” in the ICN2.

In 2012 the ICN2, ICREA and Chemipol signed a licence agreement for the joint development of innovative antifungal paint based on micro- and nanoencapsulation technologies. This technology has been on the market since 2015, and is the third commercial product to emerge from the ICN2.

The event was aimed to present the work performed by the PhD students of the institutions forming the cluster. Civan Avci from the ICN2 Supramolecular NanoChemistry and Materials Group, was awarded with the Best Talk Prize.

The awarded poster was titled “Novel photonic nanosensor integrating MOFs as specific receptors for gas sensing”, a shared effort involving the ICN2 NanoBiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group and the ICN2 Supramolecular NanoChemistry and Materials Group.

Researchers from the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) and the Institute of Materials Science of Madrid (ICMM-CSIC) have formed highly-porous metal-organic framework particles that spontaneously assemble into well-ordered 3D superstructures that present photonic crystal properties. Published in Nature Chemistry, their discoveries are expected to find applications in the design of novel photonic materials for sensing applications, among others.

Iván Patricio Burneo defended on 29th of September his PhD thesis entitled “Metal-Organic Frameworks made of amino acids and adenine: chirality and hydrochromism”.

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