University of Vigo (UVigo)

It is better to have one person working with you than three people working for you.

Dwight Eisenhower

Isabel Pastoriza Santos

Isabel Pastoriza Santos is an associate professor in the University of Vigo (Spain), where she obtained her PhD. Her current interest involves the synthesis of metal nanoparticles, mainly gold and silver, with size and shape control and therefore with desired optical properties. Furthermore, her research is also focused on the surface modification and assembly of the nanoparticles to improve their versatility.

Jorge Pérez-Juste

Jorge Pérez-Juste is associate professor in the Department of physical chemistry at the University of Vigo (Spain), where he got his PhD. His research is focussed on the synthesis, characterization and application of metal nanoparticles. The morphology control of gold nanoparticles and its effect on a variety of physical properties is a hot topic and particularly the understanding of the mechanisms involved in nanoparticle growth, which determine the final size and shape.

Pablo Hervés-Beloso

Pablo Hervés-Beloso got his PhD. from the University of Santiago de Compostela in 1991. Postdoctoral fellow with Lyn Williams at Durham University (United Kingdom). Since 1992 he is at the University of Vigo, currently as professor. The reactivity branch conducts research on chemical reactivity in nanoheterogeneous media (micelles, microemulsions, vesicles and nanoparticles). The aim is using these systems to modulate the chemical reaction, specially in its kinetic aspect.

Gustavo Bodelón-González

Postdoctoral Researcher

PhD. from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

Applications of plasmonic colloidal particles for diagnosis and biodetection.

Sara Nunez-Sánchez

Sara Nunez-Sánchez is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Vigo (Spain). She got a PhD in Material Science (Physics) from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Instituto de Óptica – Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas). She is an expert on light-matter interactions at the nanoscale with a strong background in functional materials. Her work has been focused on how to incorporate novel functionalities to nanophotonic devices through designed optical properties of materials, including incorporation of Q-emitter complexes, phase change materials or metal-like molecular materials

Here, at the University of Vigo she is developing novel nanolamps doped by donor-acceptor pairs. These nanolamps will open wavelength windows through biological tissue in order to control cellular activity at the nanoscale.

Verónica Montes García

Postdoctoral Researcher

PhD. from the University of Vigo (Spain)

Her research is focused on synthesis and characterization of new hybrid materials based on metal nanoparticles for SERS detection.

Sergio Gómez Graña

Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D. from the University of Vigo (Spain)

Plasmonic nanoparticle assembly controled by microfluidics for sensing applications.

Lorena Vázquez Iglesias

Postdoctoral Researcher

PhD. in Biochemistry from the University of Santiago de Compostela(Spain)

Applications of plasmonic colloidal particles for quantitative detection of different biomarkers.

Alba Vázquez Arias

PhD Student​
Alba Vázquez Arias (PhDStudent)

Graduated at the University of Coruña (Spain)

Development of advanced nano-biotecnological tools for biomedical applications.

Sergio Rodal-Cedeira

PhD Student​
Sergio Rodal-Cedeira

Graduated at the University of Vigo (Spain).

Pd based nanostructures for catalysis and sensing.

Daniel García Lojo

PhD Student​
Daniel García Lojo (PhDStudent)

Graduated at the University of Vigo (Spain).

Pd based nanostructures for catalysis and sensing.

Sarah De Marchi Lourenço

PhD Student​
Sarah De Marchi Lourenço (PhDStudent)

Graduated at University of Campinas (Brazil).

Design and fabrication of nanostructured plasmonic materials as biosensors for SERS detection.

Anxo Carreira Casais

PhD Student​
anxo carreira

Graduated at University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain).

New strategies for the control and elimination of natural occurring toxins.