Laboratory for Inorganic Colloidal Nanocrystals and Applications

Welcome to Kanaras group!


Expression of interest for PhD positions for the academic year 2015-2016 please click here.
You can also contact Dr. Antonios Kanaras directly if you have an idea for a specific project or you are self-funded. (contact Dr. Antonios Kanaras - A.Kanaras(at)soton.ac.uk)

For postdoctoral opportunities please click here


Inorganic Nanoparticles exhibit unique optical, electronic and magnetic properties which make them ideal candidates for applications in several fields of Science. Our research is multidisciplinary and our interests are focused on the interactions of chemically-engineered inorganic nanoparticles with biomedical systems (i.e. cells and and larger structures) and devices (i.e. photovoltaics and liquid crystals). Currently, our group consists of students with background in biology, neuroscience, physics, biochemistry and polymer chemistry.

NEWS:

  • 10/2014 Group research in the news

  • 10/2014 The group congratulates Dr Rute Fernandes for obtaining her PhD.

  • 9/2014 Amelie Heuer Jungemann presented a poster at Faraday Discussions meeting in Bristol.

  • 9/2014 Antonios gave an invited talk in e-mrs Fall meeting

  • 9/2014 The paper "Elastic Constants, Viscosity and Response Time in Nematic Liquid Crystals Doped with Ferroelectric Nanoparticles" was accepted in RSc Advances

  • 8/2014 Our paper "Interactions of Skin with Gold Nanoparticles of Different Surface Charge, Shape and Functionality." was accepted in Small

  • 7/2014 Amelie Heuer Jungemann gave an invited talk was given at the UK colloids 2014 conference

  • 6/2014 The paper "Assembly of quantum dots on peptide nanostructures and their spectroscopic properties" was accepted for publication in Applied Physics A.

  • 5/2014 Amelie, Pascal and Antonios gave talks and presented posters at the emrs spring 2014

  • 4/2014 Amelie Heuer Jungemann gave an invited talk at Catania, Italy

  • 3/2014 Amelie Heuer Jungemann represented our group at the set for Britain prestigious scientific event
    and won the silver medal in Biological and Biomedical Sciences in UK. This is the second medal that comes in
    our research team. The first one (a gold medal) was in 2010 with Dorota Batczak.

  • 2/2014 Antonios gave a talk at MP1005 cost action meeting in Berlin

  • 2/2014 Antonios gave an invited talk at Photonics West 2014 in San Francisco

  • 1/2014 The review paper "Interaction of stable colloidal nanoparticles with cellular membranes" has been accepted for publication

  • Highlights of 2013

  • 11/2013 An editorial article was published for our work in Therapeutic Delivery. The title is "Nanoparticulate drugs for the manipulation of angiogenesis"

  • 8/2013 Our paper "Gold Nanoparticles and Fluorescently-Labelled DNA as a Platform for Biological Sensing" was accepted for publication in Nanoscale.

  • 7/2013 Our paper "Copper-free Click Chemistry as an Emerging Tool for the Programmed Ligation of DNA-functionalised Gold Nanoparticles" was published in Nanoscale

  • 7/2013 Mr. Pascal Harimech (1st year PhD student) and Antonios will visit the Institute for Electronic Structure and Laser to engage in collaborations

  • 6/2013 Our paper "Manipulation of In Vitro Angiogenesis Using Peptide-Coated Gold Nanoparticles" was published in ACS Nano

  • 5/2013 Our recently accepted article in Chemical communications was published in the themed issue "Emerging investigators 2013". Please see here

  • 3/2013 The paper "Porosity-moderated ultrafast electron transport in Au nanowire networks" was accepted for publication in Applied Physics A

  • 2/2013 The paper "Colloidal Branched Semiconductor Nanocrystals: State of the Art and Perspectives" was published in Accounts of Chemical Research

  • For more 2013 news (papers, conferences, etc...) click here

    Highlights of 2012

  • 12/2012 Antonios joins the management committee for the COST action MP1202-Rational design of hybrid organic-inorganic interfaces: the next step towards advanced functional materials

  • 12/2012 The paper entitled "Directed organization of gold nanoparticles in polymer coatings through infrared-assisted evaporative lithography " was accepted in Chemical Communications.

  • 11/2012 The paper entitled "Hyperspectral darkfield microscopy of single hollow gold nanoparticles for biomedical applications" was accepted in PhysChemChemPhys.

  • 10/2012 A new PhD student, Pascal Harimech joins the group.

  • 7/2012 The paper entitled "Spatial Modulation Microscopy for Real-Time Imaging of Plasmonic Nanoparticles and Cells" was published in Optics Letters.

  • 7/2012 The paper "Exocytosis of peptide functionalized gold nanoparticles in endothelial cells" was published in Nanoscale.

  • 6/2012 The paper "High Optical Nonlinearity of Nematic Liquid Crystals Doped with Gold Nanoparticles" was published in Journal of Physical Chemistry C.

  • 1/2012 The paper "Interactions of Human Endothelial Cells with Gold Nanoparticles of Different Morphologies" was published in Small

  • For more 2012 news (papers, conferences, etc...) click here

    Highlights of 2011

  • 11/2011 Our paper "Preparation of peptide functionalized gold nanoparticles using one pot EDC/Sulfo NHS coupling" was ranked at the 10 most read articles for quarter 3

  • 9/2011 Amelie Heuer Jungemann joins our group for her postgraduate studies.

  • 7/2011 Our recent paper in Journal of Materials Chemistry (DOI: 10.1039/C1JM11599E) was highlighted as a 'hot' article

  • 3/2011 Nanoletters published our article entitled "Laser-Induced Damage and Recovery of Plasmonically Targeted Human Endothelial Cells"

  • 1/2011 Small published our article entitled "Receptor-Mediated Interactions between Colloidal Gold Nanoparticles and Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells"
  • For more 2011 news (papers, conferences, etc...) click here

    Highlights of 2010

  • 11/2010 Dorota Bartczak, a group member, received her PhD degree

  • 9/03/2010 The group wins the Mendel medal in Biological and Biomedical Sciences at the SET for BRITAIN 2010 event.

  • 05/2010 Antonios Kanaras was appointed visiting professor at the Foundation of Research and Technology (FORTH) in Greece
  • For more 2010 news (papers, conferences, etc...) click here


    Highlights of older posts

  • 06/2009 Antonios Kanaras was appointed visiting professor at the Italian Institute of Technology in Genova (IIT)

  • Antonios will visit the nanobiotechnology faciliies at the Italian Institute and engage in research and establishment of new collaborations

  • 06/2009 Antonios won the Sir Eric Rideal award to visit the Nantional Nanotechnology Labs in Lecce (Italy).
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