Colloidal Nanoplasmonics for biomedical applications

The BioNanoPlasmonics Laboratory at CIC biomaGUNE is led by Professor Luis M. Liz-Marzán. Our research activity is focused on the synthesis and formation mechanisms of (plasmonic) metal nanoparticles with controlled composition, size and morphology; the creation of colloidal composites, including functionalized carbon nanostructures and Janus particles; nanostructured thin films and nanoparticle ordered arrays in one, two and three dimensions; the optical characterization of nanoparticles and their assemblies; and the use of metal nanoparticles as biosensors.


Recent publications

Surface curvature defines local chemistry

More reproducible Au nanorods synthesis

Monodisperse Au nanorods measure refractive index at high pressure

Encapsulation and protection of nanoparticle clusters

Silica monolayers hinder protein adsorption

Au NP size dependent drug delivery

Pt NP reshaping under gas flow

Plasmonic Polymer Nanocomposites

Plasmonic superlattices for SERS

Intracellular plasmonic sensing of miRNA

Sub-tissue nanothermometry


Latest News


PhD opening on bioinks and 3D printing


Our paper in Nanoscale Top Authors themed collection


Check out our 4DbioSERS video


Luis Liz-Marzán new Associate Editor for ACS Nano


National Chemistry Award for Luis Liz-Marzán


4DBIOSERS kicks off