Our interests lie at the intersection of materials science and colloidal chemistry to produce magnetic nanostructures. The group focuses on the use of wet-chemistry methods to grow nanocrystals of transition metal oxides, their chemical and structural characterization, so as to understand their magnetic properties.
The research focus is twofold: With the same methods the group also grow structurally and chemically complex nanoscale and microscale heterostructures, with particular interest in:
a) interfaces between magnetic phases, so we can study the relationships between chemistry, crystal structure and magnetic properties,
b) the development of diagnostic and therapeutic systems that include the magnetic nanocrystals, to tackle challenging health problems, when considering magnetic manipulation and/or hyperthermia.