GEAS Research Lines
Our lines of research
,The research lines of the GEAS group correspond to the following three lines of work:
I. Analytical Nanometrology.
The research, development and application of new techniques, methods and analytical platforms for the detection, characterization, and quantification of both synthetic and natural nanomaterials in consumer products, the environment and biological systems, and individual particle and cell detection techniques.
II. (Bio) Electrochemical and optical analytical sensors.
The design, development, and application of catalytic (enzymes) and affinity (antibodies, aptamers) (bio)sensors for the determination in situ of contaminants, clinical parameters, and other parameters of interest in the field of environment, food safety, and biochemistry clinics.
III. Characterization of heritage materials.
Non-destructive instrumental techniques for the best knowledge and preservation of the artistic and historical heritage, with special emphasis on the study of ceramics, pigments and organic wastes.
Research and Development of new analytical techniques and methodologies for the characterization of artificial nanomaterials and nanoparticles in consumer products and strategic materials. Characterization of nanoparticles of Ag, Au, Co, Fe, SiO2, CeO2, metal oxides, etc.
Nanotechnology and analytical environmental nanoscience.
Multielemental chemical and functional speciation in natural nanomaterials of importance in ecosystems: NOM, colloids, phytoplankton, biocolloids, … etc. Application of techniques of Single Particle Analysis, Single Cell Analysis, dynamic radiation scattering, hydrodynamic chromatography and ultrafiltration techniques and AFFF (assymetric flow field fraction) for the separation of nanoparticles from Single Particle Analysis and Single Cell Analysis.
Analytical spectroscopic and electrochemical sensors
Design and development of new catalytic (enzymatic) and affinity (antibodies, aptamers) biosensors, for the in situ quantification of endogenous clinical parameters, toxic organic molecules, contaminants, and other parameters of interest.
Electrochemical sensors for the detection and quantification of metallic nanoparticles. Electrochemical characterization of modified surfaces. Nanostructured analytical biosensors.
Applications of these (bio) sensors in the field of clinical biochemistry, environment and food safety.
Characterization of strategic materials using non-destructive instrumental methods
Application of non-destructive instrumental techniques for the best knowledge of the artistic, monumental and natural heritage. Study of new materials.
Application of scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission (TEM) and field emission scanning (FESEM) techniques to the study of biological systems, materials, and nanomaterials of interest
Latest GEAS news
A POCTEFA Event is held to present the results of the OUTBIOTICS Project, coordinated by the GEAS group
The OUTBIOTICS Project, coordinated by the GEAS research group, has been selected to be able to present its results at the POCTEFA event, which will be held in Bilbao, on 4-5 October 2022. Of the 175 POCTEFA projects scheduled for the 2014-2020 period invited to...
The scientific committee of the International Congress X-NyNA-2022 (International Congress on Analytical Nanoscience and Nonotechnology, Ciudad Real, September 5-8th 2022) has awarded the prize for the best poster< /strong> to the one presented by Celia Trujillo...
The Ministry of Science and Innovation has awarded a knowledge generation research project (2021 call) to the GEAS Group.
The Ministry of Science and Innovation has awarded a research project (2021 call) to the GEAS Research Group, in the 2021 call for Knowledge Generation Projects, in its Oriented Research modality (type B) . The awarded project (PID2021-123203OB-I00) has the title:...