Welcome To the Soft Matter Nanotechnology Laboratory
The research focuses on the nanofabrication, the study of physical-chemical phenomena
in nanometric scale and in the properties of material (biomaterial)
resulting from its nanostructuration. The research on the nanofabrication is achieved using elements of soft matter like synthetic
polymers, biopolymers, membranes, etc; and in the phenomena associated with the nanometric scale
and the physical properties resulting from the nanostructuration of a material (biomaterial).
The laboratory is particularly interested in the design and fabrication of surfaces and complex colloidal systems (nanoparticles, nanowires,
latexes, capsules) with structure and properties controlled at nanometric level, and their eventual medical applications or in controlled drug delivery.
This work will complement with studies of the physical chemistry of supramolecular interactions and the application of hydrogen and coordination
bonding to nanofabrication.
His research laboratory will combine self assembly, surface synthesis with different characterization techniques:
Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation, Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Confocal Microscopy, TEM, AFM
The group is lead by Dr. Sergio Moya. He got his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the National University of the South, Argentina. He finished his PhD work at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany (2001). Afterwards, he held two post doctoral positions, first in the College de France, in Paris and then in the Nanoscience Centre in the University of Cambridge, UK. Before joining CIC Biomagune he worked as Research Scientist for the National Council of Research in Mexico. His doctoral and post doctoral research has been concerned with nanotechnology employing elements of soft matter and biomolecules, and with supramolecular chemistry.