INA – Instituto de Nanociencia de Aragón

The institute

  Welcome to INA


Institute of Nanoscience of Aragon

The Institute of Nanoscience of Aragon is an interdisciplinary research institute of the University of Zaragoza, created in 2003. Our activity is focused on R+D in nanoscience and nanotechnology, based on the processing and fabrication of structures at the nanoscale and the study of their applications, in collaboration with companies and technological institutes from different areas.


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World-leading research in three priority areas: Nanobiomedicine, Nanostructured Materials, and Physics of Nanosystems


Training young researchers through internships, master and Ph-D programs


Creation of new companies, knowledge transfer and active collaboration with companies


A unique infrastructure, which includes a National Facility, for the fabrication and characterization of nanostructured materials


May 16th 2017:


The chemical engineer Dr Víctor Sebastián has just received a Marie  Skłodowska-Curie award for his research work in the Institute of Nanoscience of Aragon. His European project Platform2Nano (2012-2016) has been distinguished with the 2nd prize in the category “Contribution for a better society” in the conference “Mobility Takes Research Further”, organized by Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA 2017) in the framework of the presidency of Malta in the Council of the European Union.


April 19th 2017:

Prof. Jesús Santamaría has obtained an ERC Advanced Grant project on a new method for cancer treatment based on cathalysis at cellular level. Financial support of € 2.5 M will allow to develop and promote the research in the area of nanobiomedicine.


News in Spanish newspapers:  INA made headlines in….



November 7th 2016: Zaragoza, capital de la nanotecnología.


November 6th 2016: Investigación. La magia de lo más pequeño.




Joint meeting “Microscopy at the Frontiers of Science 2017″

Sept. 2nd-8th 2017, Paraninfo, University of Zaragoza.
This meeting will cover all aspects of Microscopy applied to Life and Materials Sciences, as well as to other relevant fields in which Microscopy plays a pivotal role, that will be developed through a series of top quality plenary and invited lectures, as well as through high quality oral and poster contributions. In our view, this Joint meeting offers the opportunity to discuss and exchange the most recent experiences, as well as to strengthen scientific and technical collaborations. From these points of view, this meeting provides an excellent forum to disseminate scientific and technical output and findings.

Jornada Nanoseguridad Zaragoza 31mayo2017

“Jornada Nacional sobre Nanoseguridad”.

May 31st 2017. Place: Institute of Nanoscience of Aragon, Campus Río Ebro, University of Zaragoza.

La nanotecnología ha generado unas expectativas de desarrollo sin precedentes en el mundo científico e industrial, con una expansión exponencial en los últimos años. Nuevos nanomateriales salen del laboratorio para ser incorporados a productos y aplicaciones que llegan a los consumidores a un ritmo vertiginoso.Estas nuevas aplicaciones y productos han suscitado preocupaciones sobre el posible impacto en la salud humana así como en el medio ambiente tanto a nivel del consumidor final como en los propios procesos industriales y laboratorios donde se producen los productos nanotecnológicos. La Jornada Nacional de Nanoseguridad reunirá a profesionales y empresas de reconocido prestigo que nos darán una visión clara sobre la situación actual en el ámbito de la Nanoseguridad desde diferentes perspectivas: administración, investigación, industria, sociedades de prevención…, así como un análisis sobre los retos y acciones futuras a llevar a cabo para que la nanotecnología siga siendo un gran motor de innovación en un entorno seguro y con riesgos controlados.

Heraldo de Aragón newspaper.

30 mayo Colegio de Médicos

“Nanomedicina: realidad y expectativas”.

May 30th. Place: conference room in the Colegio de Médicos de Zaragoza (Paseo Ruiseñores, 2).

Press release.

Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Aragón.

Featured in research:

NR009005_IFC_PUBLICITY-1Nanoscale (cover page): “Titania-coated gold nanorods with expanded photocatalytic response. Enzyme-like glucose oxidation under near-infrared illumination”.



Crystal Grow & Design: “Microfluidic assisted synthesis of hybrid Au-Pd Dummble-like nanostructures: Sequential addition of reagents and ultrasonic radiation”.


desdeacs.est.6b05939Environment Science & Technology: “Microcystin-LR binds iron and iron promotes self-assembly”.

U4_SdrChemistry A European Journal: “Nitrogen-induced transformation of vitamin C into multifunctional up-converting carbon nanodots in the visible-NIR range”.


Small: “All-carbon electrode molecular electronic devices based on Langmuir–Blodgett monolayers”.

Focused Electron and Ion Beam Induced Deposition on Flexible and Transparent Polycarbonate Substrates

Angewandte Chemie: “A nanoarchitecture based on silver and copper oxide with an exceptional response in the chlorine-promoted epoxidation of ethylene”.

f828f4b325343d88b7eeb30ad3d2b0cddae174e9f7fda26115a660c4ce5d867eAngewandte Chemie: “Removal of multiple contaminants from water by polyxometalate supported ionic liquid phases (POM-SILPs)”.