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)
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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).
9/2022 The paper "Optical Mie Scattering by DNA-Assembled Three-Dimensional Gold nanoparticle Superlattice Crystals" has been accepted for publication to ACS Advanced Optical Materials.
8/2022 Antonios gave two talks at the ACS meeting in Chicago.
6/2022 Our paper "A SARS-Cov-2 sensor based on upconversion nanoparticles and graphene oxide" has been published in RSC Advances
5/2022 Our Book Chapter entitled "Interaction of DNA and Peptide-Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles with Biological Systems" has been published.
2/2022 The paper "Nanoparticle-Induced Property Changes in Nematic Liquid Crystals" has been published in Nanomaterials
1/2022 Our paper "An Investigation Into the Resistance of Spherical Nucleic Acids Against DNA Enzymatic Degradation " has been accepted for publication to Bioconjugate Chemistry.
Highlights of earlier years
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