Welcome to Kanaras group

Functional Nanomaterials and Applications Lab


Expression of interest for PhD positions for the academic year 2023-2024 is now open for UK or EU Nationals.
(contact Prof. Antonios Kanaras - A.Kanaras(at)soton.ac.uk)

Postdoctoral opportunities please click here

Nanomaterials 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 design of functional nanomaterials and their applications in Biomedical (e.g. drug delivery, sensing) and Physical Sciences (e.g. energy). Our group welcomes students with diverse scientific backgrounds (e.g. biology, physics, materials and chemistry).


  • 5/2023 The paper "Single-cell RNA-sequence analysis of human bone marrow reveals new targets for isolation of skeletal stem cells using spherical nucleic acids" was published to the Journal of Tissue Engineering.

  • 2/2023 Our SPIE symposium "Colloidal Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications XVIII " is organised in San Francisco.

  • 1/2023 Our paper "Optical Mie Scattering by DNA-Assembled Three-Dimensional Gold Nanoparticle Superlattice Crystals " was published in ACS Applied Optical Materials.

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