Radical improvement of luminescent chemical sensors requires technologies that combine tailored indicator dyes (for optimum optochemical transducing), molecular recognition features (for utmost selectivity) and nanostructures (nanobeads, nanofibers, nanofilms) with logo_ministerio_ciencia_innovacionhigh surface-to-volume ratio (for fastest response) to develop smart materials for advanced environmental monitoring and food analysis.

Capitalizing on the multidisciplinary experience of the coordinated teams in molecular engineering of luminescent dyes (organic and metal-organic), photochemistry applied to chemical analysis and materials characterization, molecularly imprinted acrylate polymers, surface functionalization, electrospun nanofibers, optochemical (bio)sensors, analytical methods and field application, we propose the development of advanced chemical optosensors, immunosensors and biomimetic sensors, solid phase extraction materials and multi-analyte optical microarrays for the analysis of antibiotics (fluoroquinolones and aminoglycosides), cyanobacterial toxins (microcystins) and emerging mycotoxins (alternariol and tenuazonic acid) in water and food samples.


Ministry of Science and Innovation

12/2009 - 11/2012