Universidad de Granada (UGR)

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Guillermo Iglesias Salto

Guillermo Iglesias-Salto has been a lecturer and researcher in the Department of Applied Physics at the University of Granada since 2005. He specialises in magnetic fluids, magnetic hyperthermia application, physical properties of solid/liquid interface, Biomimetic Magnetic Nanoparticles and nanoparticle-based drug delivery. He is author of more than 65 journal publications and more than 50 conference presentations. He has been principal investigator of 6 national and regional research projects, and co-author of 13 patents, managing more than 800K€ research budget. He has a strong experience supervising PhD researchers enhancing their research career which are multidisciplinary in nature. He also worked as executive in technological companies as Teléfonica and Ericsson for six years. In early 2012, he has led the area of magnetic hyperthermia and photothermia to date. During 2009 to 2012 he realized 3 years of postdoctoral stays at the University of Graz working with Prof. Otto Glatter in Light Scattering applied in turbid media. In the biomedical field, his main area of research has been the synthesis of nanoparticles with controllable size, shape, and surface functionalities. Specifically, within the framework of project RyC-2014-16901, entitled “New technologies based on nanoparticle systems” and thanks to an infrastructure project (MICINN) and a project of excellence (Junta de Andalucía), it has been possible to create the NanoMag Laboratory group with numerous facilities that include the characterisation of magnetic nanoparticles, magnetic hyperthermia and photothermal tools and soft lithography for fabrication microfluidic chips/sensor, to mention a few.

Ángel V. Delgado

Ángel V. Delgado is a professor of Applied Physics at the University of Granada. He has been involved during almost 40 years in the investigation of the physical properties of colloidal particles, or nanoparticles in present and more precise terminology. His work has involved particle synthesis with precisely determined size and shape, and with different nature, going from polymeric to inorganic, oxides or metals, dielectric or magnetic, and so on. From the applied perspective, most investigations have dealt with magnetic micro- or nano- particles. Thus, he has worked on the rheology of the suspensions known as magnetorheological fluids, and the design of devices where the fast response of these fluids to the action of magnetic field constitutes their peculiar advantage over other field-responsive systems. Particular mention deserves the fabrication of magnetic dampers and the preparation of the fluids suitable for them. A significant effort has been devoted to the wide biomedical field; particularly to the synthesis of nanostructures devised for drug transport and controlled release. A great extent of such investigation involved magnetic nanoparticles, suited for both controlled driving and location at the site of action by means of magnetic gradients and for local hyperthermia. The possible application of both approaches to cancer treatment is in the very basis of the research efforts dedicated to this field. All these research activities allowed him to publish over 200 papers and books or book chapters, and to be advisor or co-advisor to more than twenty Ph.D. students.

Zhila Shaterabadi

Zhila Shaterabadi is a postdoctoral researcher (Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship) in the group of Applied Physics at the University of Granada. She has joined the research group of Prof. Guillermo Iglesias Salto since 2023, thanks to being awarded by Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant under European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. She received her bachelor’s degree in Physics in 2005 from Razi University (Iran) and masters’ degree in Solid State Physics in 2008 from the University of Kurdistan (Iran). Her master’s project carried out in the research group of Dr. Saeid Soltanian, focusing on magnetic nanowires and their feasibility study for application in magnetic hard disks. She started her PhD in Solid State Physics at Arak University (Iran) in 2013. Her PhD thesis under the supervision of Prof. Gholamreza Nabiyouni was focused on biocompatible ferrite nanoparticles for application in magnetic hyperthermia cancer treatment. During her PhD career, she received a research grant from Iran National Science Foundation (INSF) and also participated in two research projects, allowing her to expand the research scope to the selective targeting of cancer cells, in vitro evaluations of therapeutic efficiency of magnetic nanoparticles, and also their applicability as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents. After receiving her PhD degree in 2018, she worked for one year as a postdoc researcher at Arak University under the supervision of Prof. Gholamreza Nabiyouni, working on magnetic nanoparticles with a self-regulating heating ability in magnetic hyperthermia therapy. In addition, her research has been highly multidisciplinary with a tendency for the creation of collaborative networks to investigate biocompatible magnetic nanostructures for biomedical applications

Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship
PhD Student

Marina Lázaro Callejón

I completed the degree in Physics in the years 2017-2021 at the University of Granada. During the academic year 2019-2020 I made an Erasmus + stay of 11 months at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Bonn (Germany). In addition, I studied the master’s in physics (mention in Nanotechnology) in 2021-2022 at the University of Granada under the supervision of the professor Guillermo Iglesias. Since 2021 I work in the Department of Applied Physics, in the NanoMag laboratory, R&D Josefina Vizcoso building, as a researcher, whose principal investigator is Guillermo Iglesias Salto. In the academic year 2021-2022 I obtained the Santander Master Research Initiation Grant, and I am currently working on my PhD thesis in the area of Physics and Space Sciences.