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.
Highlighted pieces of news:
March 18th 2019.
March 18th 2019.
Objetivo: La ciencia de lo muy pequeño (min. 1 to 12).
Feb. 8th 2019.
Feb. 8th 2019.
Oct. 19th 2018.
Oct. 28th 2018.
Oct. 17th 2018.
“La aventura del saber”. Universo Sostenible ¿La gran solución? (min. 28 to 37).
April 2nd 2018.
Dec. 26th 2017.
Oct. 24th 2017.
Oct. 22nd 2017.
Sept. 1st 2017.
Aug. 31st 2017.
Aug. 30th 2017.
Aug. 27th 2017.
July 31st 2017:
July 19th 2017:
June 12th 2017:
The ARAID & INA researcher Raúl Arenal has just joined the Young Academy of Europe (YAE) as a member. The YAE is a pan-European initiative of outstanding young scientists for networking, scientific exchange and science policy.
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.
INA made healines in… (complete list of pieces of news).
8 y 11 febr. 2018, Casa de la Mujer (calle Don Juan de Aragón, 50001 Zaragoza).
Excellentia ex Cathedra. Cápsulas de nanotecnología.
Excellentia ex Cathedra, No 1, Jan. 2019.
Featured in research:
Gold-decorated magnetic nanoparticles design for hyperthermia applications and as a potential platform for their surface-functionalization.
L. León Félix, B. Sanz, V. Sebastián, T.E. Torres, M.H. Sousa, J.A.H. Coaquira, M.R. Ibarra, G.F. Goya.
Nature Scientific Reports, Volume 9, Article number: 4185 (2019). Published online: 12 March 2019.
This article has received 1, 761 article downloads in 2019, placing it as one of the top 100 downloaded materials science papers for Scientific Reports in 2019.
Exosome origin determines cell targeting and the transfer of therapeutic nanoparticles towards target cells.
M. Sancho-Albero, N. Navascués, G. Mendoza, V. Sebastián, M. Arruebo, P. Martín-Duque, J. Santamaría.
Journal of Nanobiotechnology. 2019 17:16. Published: 25 Jan. 2019.
DOI: 10.1186/s12951-018-0437-z. ARTICLE OF THE YEAR 2019.
Molecular basis for fibroblast growth factor 23 O-glycosylation by GalNAc-T3.
Matilde de las Rivas, Earnest James Paul Daniel, Yoshiki Narimatsu, Ismael Compañón, Kentaro Kato, Pablo Hermosilla, Aurélien Thureau, Laura Ceballos-Laita, Helena Coelho, Pau Bernadó, Filipa Marcelo, Lars Hansen, Ryota Maeda, Anabel Lostao, Francisco Corzana, Henrik Clausen, Thomas A. Gerken & Ramon Hurtado-Guerrero.
Nature Chemical Biology. 2020.
Cover caption: Caution! Microwaves at work: The combination of structured monolithic catalysts and monomodal microwave cavities favors the non-oxidative coupling of methane into light hydrocarbons and benzene while preventing the large and immediate formation of higher polyaromatic species due to the rapid temperature gradients observed that minimize coquization and polymerizations observed under conventional heating conditions.
Polyoxometalates as alternative Mo precursors for methane dehydroaromatization on Mo/ZSM-5 and Mo/MCM-22 catalysts.
Ignacio Julián, José L. Hueso, Nidya Lara, Albert Solé-Daurá, Josep M. Poblet, Scott G. Mitchell, Reyes Mallada and Jesús Santamaría.
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2019, 9, 5927. Accepted, 29 August 2019. BACK COVER.
Cancer-derived exosomes loaded with ultrathin palladium nanosheets for targeted bioorthogonal catalysis.
M. Sancho-Albero, B. Rubio-Ruiz, A.M. Pérez-López, V. Sebastián, P. Martín-Duque, M. Arruebo, J. Santamaría, A. Unciti-Broceta.
Nature Catalysis (2019). Published 9 Sep. 2019
Anna Pekkari, Zafer Say, Arturo Susarrey-Arce, Christoph Langhammer, Hanna Härelind, Victor Sebastian, Kasper Moth-Poulsen.
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2019, 11. Published: 16 Aug. 2019.
Kyriaki Polychronopoulou, Nikolaos D. Charisiou, Georgios I. Siakavelas, Ayesha A. AlKhoori, Víctor Sebastián, Steven J. Hinder, Mark A. Baker, Maria A. Goula.
Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2019, 3, 673. Published 11 Dec. 2018.
DOI: 10.1039/c8se00388b. COVER PAGE.
Controlling the dominant magnetic relaxation mechanisms for magnetic hyperthermia in bimagnetic core–shell nanoparticles.
Nanoscale. Accepted, 28 Nov. 2018. Published: 29 Nov. 2018. BACK COVER PAGE.
Chemical Science. COVER.
Applied Materials & Interfaces: Pumping metallic nanoparticles with spatial precision within magnetic mesoporous platforms: 3D characterization and catalytic application.
Nature Nanotechnology: Electric polarization switching in an atomically thin binary rock salt structure.
Angewandte Chemie International Edition: “Gold-triggered uncaging chemistry in living systems”. COVER PAGE.
Nature Scientific Reports: “The FAD synthetase from the human pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae: a bifunctional enzyme exhibiting activity-dependent redox requirement”.
Nano Letters: “Chemical disorder in topological insulators: A route to magnetism tolerant topological surface states”.
Applied Materials & Interfaces (cover page): “Bactericidal effect of gold-chitosan nanocomposites in coculture models of pathogenic bacteria and human macrophages”.
Nanoscale (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”.
Environment Science & Technology: “Microcystin-LR binds iron and iron promotes self-assembly”.
Chemistry 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”.
Angewandte Chemie: “A nanoarchitecture based on silver and copper oxide with an exceptional response in the chlorine-promoted epoxidation of ethylene”.