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The Functional Materials and Nanotechnology Group is involved in research and teaching in several areas of material science and technology, organic chemistry and macromolecular chemistry, with a special attention on the fabrication of nanomaterials mainly by means of a self-assembly bottom-up approximation but also trying to force the limits of top-down strategies.


We are focusing broadly on different aspects ranging from the self-assembling of different “building units” such as dendrimers, block copolymers and metal nanoparticles to the study of basic aspects of organic synthesis and polymer preparation, through a more general interest for their potential use for specific application.


Actually we are dedicated to the realization of such vision through the studies focusing on:


Our research activities are actually funded by the following projects:

  • Materiales con Arquitecturas Privilegiadas: Dendrímeros Porosos, Copolímeros Lineal-Dendríticos y Redes Cristalinas de Enlaces Carbono-Carbono(Spanish National Programme for Research Aimed at the Challenges of Society). Main researcher: M. Torneiro;

  • Axudas para a consolidación e estruturación de unidades de investigación competitivas (GRC GI-1470 Magnetismo e Nanotecnoloxía). Member of the research unit: M. Lazzari, M. Nieto, D. Gonzalez and M. Gómez.

  • Síntesis y propiedades de filmes de nanocompuestos poliméricos conteniendo clústeres atómicos para su aplicación en células fotovoltáicas (Spanish National Programme for Research Aimed at the Challenges of Society). Member of the research unit: M. Lazzari;

  • Nanomaterials for the restoration of works of art (European Commission – Horizon 2020 project). Main researcher of the USC unit: M. Lazzari.

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