Luis Liz-Marzan seminar

Thursday, 28 September, 2023

Luciano Galantini is pleased to invite to the seminar:

Plasmonic Nanomaterials on the Way to Personalized Medicine

di Luis M. Liz-Marzán, CIC biomaGUNE (BRTA) and CIBER-BBN, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain

The seminar will be held in La Ginestra Hall, Ed. Cannizzaro (CU014), wednesday 4 october at 11 am.


Nanoplasmonics involves the manipulation of light using materials with significantly smaller sizes than the radiation wavelength. This usually involves nanostructured metals, which very efficiently absorb and scatter light because of their ability to support coherent oscillations of free (conduction) electrons. Therefore, an essential pillar behind the development of nanoplasmonics is the great advance in fabrication methods, which have achieved an exquisite control over the composition and morphology of metal nanoparticles. Colloid chemistry has the advantage of simplicity and large-scale production, with the ability to direct not only nanoparticle morphology but also surface properties and subsequent processing via self-assembly. This talk will provide an overview of the fabrication of “nanoplasmonics” building blocks and their integration in materials and devices that can be used for real applications in sensing and diagnostics.


Luis Liz-Marzán    Prof. Luis Liz-Marzán

Luis Liz-Marzán is an Ikerbasque Professor at CIC biomaGUNE, in San Sebastián (Spain), where he also served as Scientific Director from 2012 to 2020. Prof. Liz-Marzán graduated in chemistry from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), was postdoc at Utrecht University (The Netherlands) and then Professor at the University of Vigo (1995–2012), where he currently holds a part-time position as Chair of Physical Chemistry. He additionally holds an Honorary Chair at Soochow University. He has also been visiting professor at various research institutions worldwide (USA, Europe, China, Australia) and received numerous scientific awards and honors, including the ACS Nano and Langmuir Lectureship Awards, European Colloid and Interface Society Rhodia Prize, Jaime I Prize on Basic Sciences, Spanish National Award on Chemical Science and Technology, and Lilly Foundation Award on Preclinical Biomedical Research, among others. He is also a member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences, European Academy of Sciences, Academia Europaea and National Academy of Engineering (USA). He currently serves as an executive editor at ACS Nano, and on the editorial advisory board of several journals including Science. Prof. Liz-Marzán has co-authored more than 550 publications in major journals, being named Highly Cited Researcher every year since 2014. He is considered as one of the pioneers in the colloidal synthesis and self-assembly of metal nanocrystals, as well as the characterization and application of their plasmonic properties. More recently, his research has broadened into the biomedical applications of plasmonic nanostructures.

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