Colloidal Nanoplasmonics for biomedical applications

The research activity of the BioNanoPlasmonics Lab 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.

Angew. Chem. 2018 Adv. Mater. 2018 JCIS 2018 Nanoscale 2017 Small 2017 Nanoscale 2017 ACS Photonics 2017 Chem. Eur. J. 2016 Small 2016 Adv. Healthcare Mater. 2016 ChemComm 2016 Particle 2015 Chem. Mater. 2015 Adv. Sci. 2015 Small 2015 Small 2015 Nanoscale 2015 Dalton. Trans. 2015 ACS Appl. Mater. Interf. 2014 CrystEngComm 2014 ChemistryOpen 2014 Small 2014 Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2014 Advanced Optical Materials 2014 Part. Part. Syst. Charact. 2014 Advanced Materials 2013 Advanced Materials 2013 Advanced Optical Materials 2013 Chemistry of Materials 2013 Langmuir 2013 Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012 Part. Part. Syst. Charact. 2012 Part. Part. Syst. Charact. 2012


Recent publications

Plasmonic superlattices for SERS

Intracellular plasmonic sensing of miRNA

Sub-tissue nanothermometry

Cellular uptake triggered by host-guest interactions

Seeing amyloid fibers through chiral plasmons

Reversible self-assembly under confinement

Watching twin planes and seeds with 3D STEM

Evaluation of in vivo protein corona

Gold Nanorods with Ultranarrow LSPR

Seeded Growth From Twinned Seeds

Universal Analytical Plasmonic Modeling


Latest News


National Chemistry Award for Luis Liz-Marzán


4DBIOSERS kicks off


Luis Liz-Marzán elected member of Academia Europaea


New cover image in Angewandte Chemie


Congratulations to Guillermo on PhD awards


BNP Lab in the inaugural Avanced Materials Hall of Fame