News

A new interview of Dr Sanchez (link in Spanish)

http://www.lavanguardia.com/ciencia/20150720/54433461683/samuel-sanchez-ibec-cuestionario-big-vang.html


We welcome Varun Sridhar

He will be part of our group as a master student from ERASMUS+.

We report on the synergy between catalytic propulsion and mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNPs) for the design of Janus nanomotors as active cargo delivery systems with sizes 2O2 fuel concentration (i.e.,

New publication X. Ma et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Article ASAP

Catalytic Mesoporous Janus Nanomotors for Active Cargo Delivery

We report on the synergy between catalytic propulsion and mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNPs) for the design of Janus nanomotors as active cargo delivery systems with sizes <100 nm (40, 65, and 90 nm). The Janus asymmetry of the nanomotors is given by electron beam (e-beam) deposition of a very thin platinum (2 nm) layer on MSNPs. The chemically powered Janus nanomotors present active diffusion at low H2O2 fuel concentration (i.e., <3 wt %). Their apparent diffusion coefficient is enhanced up to 100% compared to their Brownian motion. Due to their mesoporous architecture and small dimensions, they can load cargo molecules in large quantity and serve as active nanocarriers for directed cargo delivery on a chip.

Congratulations to Dr. Sanchez for receiving the Princess of Girona Foundation Awards (FPdGi)

Dr. Sanchez is being awarded for his significant work and experience in the field of micro- and nanomotors. He is being recognized for his innovation and strong potential for future development in the feels of new motor designs and applications.

http://en.fpdgi.org/press-center/news/853-samuel-sanchez-ordonez-princess-of-girona-foundation-scientific-research-award-2015/

Links in spanish
http://www.elperiodico.com/es/noticias/sociedad/quimico-samuel-sanchez-gana-premio-princesa-girona-investigacion-por-desarrollo-dispositivos-microscopicos-que-pueden-avanzar-por-agua-sangre-forma-autopropulsada-4093926
http://www.europapress.es/catalunya/noticia-premi-fpdgi-recerca-cientifica-2015-recae-quimico-samuel-sanchez-20150409142130.html
http://www.ibecbarcelona.eu/samuel-sanchez-wins-fpdgi-award-for-scientific-research/


Welcome Albert Miguel

We welcome to our new Erasmus Plus guest Albert Miguel.


Congratulations to to Jaideep Katuri

Best Poster Award at the "International Conference on Frontiers in Nano Science, Technology and Applications" in Prashantinilayam, India.

Title: Influence of planar surfaces on the motion of self-propelled particles

Authors: Jaideep Katuri, Lluís Soler, Juliane Simmchen, Samuel Sánchez


Welcome Korean guests

We welcome Professor Dong-Pyo Kim and his student Seungwook Jang from Pohang University of Science and Technoloy (POSTECH)


Congratulation Prof. Sanchez

The lab is proud to announce that our leader Dr. Samuel Sanchez has been appointed as a new Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA) professor at the Intitute for bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC).

http://www.ibecbarcelona.eu/IBEC-News/new-ibec-group-leader-a-top-name-in-nanomotors.html

https://www.icrea.cat/web/ScientificStaff/Samuel-Sanchez-Ordonez-578


Beginning of a transition

Dr. Sanchez has started his transition of moving to his new post in IBEC Barcelona, here you can see some highlights (all links in Spanish)

http://www.elmundo.es/economia/2015/01/19/54b95ad0ca4741c2628b4576.html

http://www.elperiodico.com/es/noticias/sociedad/robots-del-tamano-virus-una-apuesta-para-combatir-cancer-3862106


INVITED REVIEW: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.

Sánchez et al, "Chemically Powered Micro- and Nanomotors".

Has been highlighted in:

http://phys.org/news/2014-12-chemically-driven-micro-nanomotors.html

http://www.nanowerk.com/nanotechnology-news/newsid=38478.php

http://www.chemistryviews.org/details/ezine/7167091/Nanomotors_in_the_Fast_Lane.html


Scientific American Spanish Edition Highlights Dr. Sanchez

http://www.scientificamerican.com/espanol/noticias/nanorobots-la-promesa-de-la-medicina-del-futuro/

http://www.technologyreview.es/tr35spain/"


Congratulations again!

The lab is proud to announce that after winning the MIT Technology Review's Innovator award, Dr. Sanchez was selected from the awardees as the 2014 "Innovator of the Year"!

Highlight (link in Spanish)

http://www.antena3.com/noticias/tecnologia/robot-capaz-transportar-farmacos-celula-cancerigena-mejor-innovacion-ano_2014111500098.html

http://www.elconfidencial.com/tecnologia/2014-11-14/no-consegui-una-beca-en-espana-fui-a-japon-y-me-la-dieron-en-una-semana_454910/

http://www.lavanguardia.com/ciencia/20141120/54419997198/samuel-sanchez-creado-nanorobots-combatir-cancer-dentro-cuerpo.html

http://www.uab.cat/web/sala-de-prensa/detalle-noticia/un-doctor-por-la-uab-mejor-innovador-joven-del-ano-segun-el-mit-1345667994339.html?noticiaid=1345678646467


Congratulations to Dr. Samuel Sanchez for being recognized as one of MIT Technology Review's 2014 Innovators Under 35! (URL)

Dr. Sanchez is being awarded for his significant contributions to the field of micro- and nanomotors. He is being recognized for his interdisciplinary approach that includes materials science, chemistry, and biology, for new motor designs and applications.

Dr. Sanchez has created a scientifically diverse group at the Max Planck Institute of Intelligent Systems to address issues in nanobiotechnology, microrobotics, biological sensors. As members of the Sanchez laboratory group, we are excited and proud to be working in an environment that promotes innovative and creative research in nanotechnology.


"Trapping micromotors with microfluidic chips" declared HOT article in Lab on a Chip magazin.

Free access for four week here


Congratulation Dr. Xing Ma for his Alexander von Humboldt grant.


NEWS!!!

For fans of nanomotors, nanomachines and robotics:

International Workshop on Micro-and Nanomachines.

July 2-5, 2014

Hannover, Germany

Visit the website and if you are interested to participate, submit your abstract soon.

Nanomachines2014.org


We wish Simon (<em>Dr. Wang Xi</em>) all the best in his new scientific position in Singapore.<br />We welcome <em>Juliane Simmchen</em> who is visiting us for a short period. (March 2014)<br /><br />
We wish Simon (Dr. Wang Xi) all the best in his new scientific position in Singapore.
We welcome Juliane Simmchen who is visiting us for a short period. (March 2014)

 
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