Novel magnetic nanostructures for biomedical applications
NOMABIO–Novel magnetic nanostructures for biomedical applications
This project presents viable and innovative approaches to produce novel magnetic nanoparticles with improved properties that overcome the limitations in commonly employed Fe-oxide nanoparticles used in nanomedicine. We will focus on exploiting Au/Fe-oxide and Fe(FeCo)/Fe-oxide nanoparticles with different morphologies of core/shell, hollow, and dumbbell, and tuned aspect ratio for use in hyperthermia and drug delivery. High quality nanoparticles with controlled shape, size, and morphology will be synthesized, using non-hydrolytic synthesis methods, and characterized at the Functional Materials Laboratory (Tampa, Florida, USA), which will then be functionalized and tested for biomedical applications at the BCMaterials (Bilbao, Spain). Our combined efforts will help accelerate the practical use of these functional magnetic nanoparticles as an inexpensive cutting-edge nanotechnology tool in the emergent era of personalized medicine.
Functional Materials Laboratory, University of South Florida (Tampa, Florida, USA)
Nanomagnetism; Thin film deposition (sputtering and PLD); Structural characterization (XAS, XRD, TEM-SEM, AFM); Magnetic hyperthermia; Data analysis, fitting, and simulations; Synchrotron experiments