Colloidal Nanoplasmonics for Biomedical Applications

The BioNanoPlasmonics Laboratory at CIC biomaGUNE is led by Prof. 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

Surfactant layers on gold nanorods

Engineered nanoparticles for selective hyperthermia

Machine learning for SERS analysis of cell secretomes

Modeling the plasmonic chirality of quasi-helical nanorods

Swinging gold nanoparticles

Chiral Nanomaterials inspired by Nature

How do helical grooves form?

Multimode imaging with hybrid nanoparticles

Growing twisted Au nanorods

Au atoms diffuse faster in contact with Pt


Latest News


Luis Liz-Marzan honorary doctor by University of Antwerp


Dorleta Jimenez de Aberasturi becomes Group Leader


Just released: World Scientific Reference on Plasmonic Nanomaterials"


New video released on EUSMI collaboration project


Check out our 4DbioSERS video