Grupos de investigación



  1. Tunable gold nanorod/NAO conjugates for selective drug delivery in mitochondria-targeted cancer therapy. S. González-Rubio, C. Salgado, V. Manzaneda-González, M. Muñoz-Úbeda, R. Ahijado-Guzman, P. Natale, V.G. Almendro-Vedia, E. Junquera, J. Osío Barcina, I. Ferrer Sánchez, A. Guerrero-Martínez, L. Paz-Ares, I. Lopez-Montero. Nanoscale (2022) 14, 8028 - 8040. DOI: 10.1039/D2NR02353A



  1. Lifshitz theory of wetting films at three phase coexistence: The case of ice nucleation on Silver Iodide (AgI). Luengo-Márquez, J., & MacDowell, L. G. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science (2021), 590, 527-538. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2021.01.060

  2. Crystal growth of bcc titanium from the melt and interfacial properties: A molecular dynamics simulation study. Rozas, R. E., MacDowell, L. G., Toledo, P. G., & Horbach, J. The Journal of Chemical Physics (2021), 154(18), 184704. DOI: 10.1063/5.0049131

  3. How ice grows from premelting films and water droplets. Sibley, D. N., Llombart, P., Noya, E. G., Archer, A. J., & MacDowell, L. G. Nature communications (2021), 12(1), 1-11. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-20318-6

  4. Gemini Cationic Lipid-Type Nanovectors Suitable for the Transfection of Therapeutic Plasmid DNA Encoding for Pro-Inflammatory Cytokine Interleukin-12. N. Sánchez-Arribas, M. Martínez-Negro, C. Aicart-Ramos, C. Tros de Ilarduya, E. Aicart, A. Guerrero-Martínez, E. Junquera. Pharmaceutics (2021), 13, 729. DOI: 10.3390/pharmaceutics13050729

  5. Controlled pDNA Release in Gemini Cationic Lipoplexes by Femtosecond Laser Irradiation of Gold Nanostars. N. Sánchez-Arribas, P. Díaz-Núñez, J. Osío Barcina, E. Aicart, E. Junquera, A. Guerrero-Martínez. Nanomaterials (2021), 11(6), 1498DOI: 10.3390/nano11061498

  6. Rod–sphere cluster irradiation with femtosecond laser pulses: cut and paste at the nanoscale. P. Díaz-Núñez, S. LJ Thomä, G. González-Rubio, O. Borrell-Grueiro, R. PM Höller, M. Chanana, D. Garoz, L. Bañares, E. Junquera, A. Guerrero-Martínez, A. Rivera, O. Peña-Rodríguez. Nanophotonics (2021), 10, 3153-3159. DOI: 10.1515/nanoph-2021-0240

  7. Controlled Alloying of Au@Ag Core-Shell Nanorods Induced by Femtosecond Laser Irradiation. González-Rubio, P. Díaz-Núñez, W. Albrecht, V. Manzaneda-González, L. Bañares, A. Rivera, L. M. Liz-Marzán, O. Peña-Rodríguez, S. Bals, A. Guerrero-Martínez.  Adv. Opt. Mater (2021), 9, 2002134. DOI: 10.1002/adom.202002134

  8. Insights into colloidal nanoparticle-protein corona interactions for nanomedicine applications. Martínez-Negro, G. González-Rubio, E. Aicart, K. Landfester, A. Guerrero-Martínez, E. Junquera.  Adv. Colloid Interface Sci (2021), 289, 102366.. DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2021.102366

  9. Transgene expression in mice of the Opa1 mitochondrial transmembrane protein through bicontinuous cubic lipoplexes containing gemini imidazolium surfactants. M. Muñoz-Úbeda, M. Semenzato, A. Franco-Romero, E. Junquera, E. Aicart, L. Scorrano, I. López-Montero. Journal of Nanobiotechnology, 19(1), 1-17. DOI: 10.1186/s12951-021-01167-x



  1. Micelle-directed chiral seeded growth on anisotropic gold nanocrystals. González-Rubio, J. Mosquera, V. Kumar, A. Pedrazo-Tardajos, P. Llombart, D. M Solís, I. Lobato, E. G Noya, A. Guerrero-Martínez, J. M Taboada, F. Obelleiro, L. G MacDowell, S. Bals, L. M. Liz-Marzán. Science (2020), 368, 1472. DOI: 10.1126/science.aba0980

  2. Au@ Ag Core–Shell Nanorods Support Plasmonic Fano Resonances. Peña-Rodríguez, P. Díaz-Núñez, G. González-Rubio, V. Manzaneda-González, A. Rivera, J. Manuel Perlado, E. Junquera, A. Guerrero-Martínez. Sci. Rep. (2020), 10, 1. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-62852-9

  3. Chiral‐at‐Metal BODIPY‐Based Iridium (III) Complexes: Synthesis and Luminescence Properties. G. Avello, M. C. de la Torre, A. Guerrero‐Martínez, M. A. Sierra, H. Gornitzka, C. Hemmert. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem.(2020), 27, 4043. DOI: 10.1002/ejic.202000745

  4. 3D Characterization and Plasmon Mapping of Gold Nanorods Welded by Femtosecond Laser Irradiation.Milagres de Oliveira, W. Albrecht, G. González-Rubio, T. Altantzis, I. Pedro Lobato Hoyos, A. Béché, S. Van Aert, A. Guerrero-Martínez, L. M. Liz-Marzán, S. Bals.ACS Nano(2020), 14, 12558. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c02610

  5. Protein Expression Knockdown in Cancer Cells Induced by a Gemini Cationic Lipid Nanovector with Histidine-Based Polar Heads. Sánchez-Arribas, M. Martínez-Negro, E. M Villar, L. Pérez, J. Osío Barcina, E. Aicart, P. Taboada, A. Guerrero-Martínez, E. Junquera. Pharmaceutics(2020), 12, 791. DOI: 10.3390/pharmaceutics12090791

  6. Tunable supercapacitor materials derived from hydrochar/gold nanograpes. Arenas Esteban, A. Guerrero Martínez, J. Carretero González, V. I Birss, L. C. Otero-Díaz, D. Ávila Brande. ACS Appl. Energy Mater.(2020), 3, 9348. DOI:10.1021/acsaem.0c01711

  7. Biocompatible nanovector of siRNA consisting of arginine-based cationic lipid for gene knockdown in cancer cells.N. Sánchez-Arribas, M. Martínez-Negro, E. M Villar, L. Pérez, E. Aicart, P. Taboada, A. Guerrero-Martínez, E. Junquera.  ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces(2020), 12, 34536. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c06273

  8. Rounded layering transitions on the surface of ice. Llombart, E. G. Noya, D. N. Sibley, A. J. Archer, L. G. MacDowell. Phys. Rev. Lett.(2020), 124, 065702. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.124.065702

  9. Hollow Gold Nanoparticles Produced by Femtosecond Laser Irradiation. Carlos Castro-Palacio, K. Ladutenko, A. Prada, G. González-Rubio, P. Díaz-Núñez, A. Guerrero-Martínez, P. Fernández de Córdoba, J. J Kohanoff, J. Manuel Perlado, O. Peña-Rodríguez, A. Rivera.  J. Phys. Chem. Lett.(2020), 11, 5108. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c01233

  10. Intercellular Trafficking of Gold Nanostars in Uveal Melanoma Cells for Plasmonic Photothermal Therapy. Ahijado-Guzmán, N. Sánchez-Arribas, M. Martínez-Negro, G. González-Rubio, M. Santiago-Varela, M. Pardo, A. Piñeiro, I. López-Montero, E. Junquera, A. Guerrero-Martínez. Nanomaterials(2020), 10, 590. DOI: 10.3390/nano10030590

  11. Formation of hollow gold nanocrystals by nanosecond laser irradiation. González-Rubio, T. Milagres de Oliveira, W. Albrecht, P. Díaz-Núñez, J. Carlos Castro-Palacio, A. Prada, R. I. González, L. Scarabelli, L. Bañares, A. Rivera, L. M. Liz-Marzán, O. Peña-Rodríguez, S. Bals, A. Guerrero-Martínez. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. (2020), 11, 670. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b03574

  12. Surfactant‐Assisted Symmetry Breaking in Colloidal Gold Nanocrystal Growth. González‐Rubio, L. Scarabelli, A. Guerrero‐Martínez, L. M. Liz‐Marzán. ChemNanoMat (2020), 6, 698. DOI: 10.1002/cnma.201900754

  13. Surface phase transitions and crystal growth habits of ice in the atmosphere, Llombart, E. G. Noya, L. G. MacDowell. Sci. Adv. (2020), 6, eaay9322. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aay9322



  1. A Non-Viral Plasmid DNA Delivery System Consisting on a Lysine-Derived Cationic Lipid Mixed with a Fusogenic Lipid. Martínez-Negro, N. Sánchez-Arribas, A. Guerrero-Martínez, M. Luisa Moyá, C. Tros de Ilarduya, F. Mendicuti, E. Aicart, E. Junquera.  Pharmaceutics (2019), 11, 632. DOI: 10.3390/pharmaceutics11120632

  2. Structural transitions and bilayer formation of CTAB aggregates. Llombart, M. Alcolea Palafox, L. G MacDowell, E. G Noya. Colloids Surf., A Physicochem. Eng. Asp. (2019), 580, 123730. DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2019.123730

  3. pH-triggered endosomal escape of pore-forming Listeriolysin O toxin-coated gold nanoparticles. Plaza-Ga, V. Manzaneda-González, M. Kisovec, V. Almendro-Vedia, M. Muñoz-Úbeda, G. Anderluh, A. Guerrero-Martínez, P. Natale, I. López Montero. J. Nanobiotechnology (2019), 17, 1. DOI: 10.1186/s12951-019-0543-6

  4. On the Large Near-Field Enhancement on Nanocolumnar Gold Substrates. Díaz-Núñez, J. M. García-Martín, M. Ujué González, R. González-Arrabal, A. Rivera, P. Alonso-González, J. Martín-Sánchez, J. Taboada-Gutiérrez, G. González-Rubio, A. Guerrero-Martínez, L. Bañares, O. Peña-Rodríguez. Sci. Rep. (2019), 9, 1. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-50392-w

  5. Disconnecting symmetry breaking from seeded growth for the reproducible synthesis of high quality gold nanorods. González-Rubio, V. Kumar, P. Llombart, P. Díaz-Núñez, E. Bladt, T. Altantzis, S. Bals, O. Peña-Rodríguez, E. G Noya, L. G. MacDowell, A. Guerrero-Martínez, L. M. Liz-Marzán. ACS Nano (2019), 13, 4424. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.8b09658

  6. Monodisperse gold nanorods for high-pressure refractive index sensing. Martín-Sánchez, G. González-Rubio, P. Mulvaney, A. Guerrero-Martínez, L. M. Liz-Marzán, F. Rodríguez. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. (2019), 10, 1587. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b00636

  7. Facile Strategy for the Synthesis of Gold@Silica Hybrid Nanoparticles with Controlled Porosity and Janus Morphology. Santana Vega, A. Guerrero Martínez, F. Cucinotta. Nanomaterials (2019), 9, 348. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b00636

  8. Surface van der Waals forces in a nutshell. L. G. MacDowell. J. Chem. Phys. (2019), 150, 081101. DOI: 10.1063/1.5089019

  9. Microfluidic fabrication of vesicles with hybrid lipid/nanoparticle bilayer membranes. Perrotton, R. Ahijado-Guzmán, L. H. Moleiro, B. Tinao, A. Guerrero-Martínez, E. Amstad, F. Monroy, L. R. Arriaga. Soft Matter (2019), 15, 1388. DOI: 10.1039/C8SM02050G

  10. Gemini-based lipoplexes complement the mitochondrial phenotype in MFN1-Knockout mouse embryonic fibroblasts. Munoz-Ubeda, A. Tolosa-Diaz, S. Bhattacharya, E. Junquera, E. Aicart, P. Natale, I. López-Montero. Mol. Pharm. (2019), 16, 4787. DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.9b00449

  11. Structure and fluctuations of the premelted liquid film of ice at the triple point. Benet, P. Llombart, E. Sanz, L. G. MacDowell. Mol. Phys. (2019), 117, 2846. DOI: 10.1080/00268976.2019.1583388

  12. Structure and water attachment rates of ice in the atmosphere: Role of nitrogen. Llombart, R. M. Bergua, E. G. Noya, L. G. MacDowell. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (2019), 21, 19594. DOI: 10.1039/C9CP03728D



  1. Supramolecular zippers elicit interbilayer adhesion of membranes producing cell death. G. Almendro-Vedia, C. García, R. Ahijado-Guzmán, D. de la Fuente-Herreruela, M. Muñoz-Úbeda, P. Natale, M. H. Viñas, R. Queiroz Albuquerque, A. Guerrero-Martínez, F. Monroy, M. P. Lillo, I. López-Montero. Biochim. Biophys. ActaGen. Subj. (2018), 1862, 2824. DOI: 10.1016/j.bbagen.2018.08.018

  2. Nanocapillarity and liquid bridge-mediated force between colloidal nanoparticles. G MacDowell, P. Llombart, J. Benet, J. G. Palanco, A. Guerrero-Martínez. ACS Omega, (2018), 3, 112. DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.7b01650

  3. A gemini cationic lipid with histidine residues as a novel lipid-based gene nanocarrier: A biophysical and biochemical study. Martínez-Negro, L. Blanco-Fernández, P. M. Tentori, L. Pérez, A. Pinazo, C. Tros de Ilarduya, E. Aicart, E. Junquera. Nanomaterials (2018), 8, 1061. DOI: 10.3390/nano8121061

  4. Using femtosecond laser irradiation to grow the belly of gold nanorods. Díaz-Núñez, G. González-Rubio, A. Prada, J. González Izquierdo, A. Rivera, L. Bañares, A. Guerrero-Martínez, O. Peña-Rodríguez. J. Phys. Chem. C (2018), 122, 19816. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b06375

  5. Supramolecular control over the interparticle distance in gold nanoparticle arrays by cyclodextrin polyrotaxanes. Paulo Coelho, J. Osío Barcina, E. Junquera, E. Aicart, G. Tardajos, S. Gómez-Graña, P. Cruz-Gil, C. Salgado, P. Díaz-Núñez, O. Peña-Rodríguez, A. Guerrero-Martínez. Nanomaterials (2018), 8, 168. DOI: 10.3390/nano8030168

  6. Multidisciplinary approach to the transfection of plasmid DNA by a nonviral nanocarrier based on a gemini–bolaamphiphilic hybrid lipid. Martínez-Negro, A. Guerrero-Martínez, L. García-Río, Ó. Doménech, E. Aicart, C. Tros de Ilarduya, E. Junquera. ACS Omega (2018), 3, 208. DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.7b01657

  7. Plasmid‐Templated Control of DNA–Cyclodextrin Nanoparticle Morphology through Molecular Vector Design for Effective Gene Delivery. Gallego‐Yerga, J. M Benito, L. Blanco‐Fernández, M. Martínez‐Negro, I. Vélaz, E. Aicart, E. Junquera, C. Ortiz Mellet, C. Tros de Ilarduya, J. M. García Fernández. Chem. Eur. J. (2018), 25, 3825. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201705723

  8. Coupled dynamics of solid-liquid-vapour systems with mass transfer. Sibley, P. Llombart, E. Noya, A. Archer, L. G. MacDowell. Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. (2018), 63, 1.

  9. Magnetic Biohybrid Vesicles Transported by an Internal Propulsion Mechanism. Mateos-Maroto, A. Guerrero-Martínez, R. González Rubio, F. Ortega, F. Martinez-Pedrero. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces (2018), 12, 34536. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b09862

  10. Transfection of plasmid DNA by nanocarriers containing a gemini cationic lipid with an aromatic spacer or its monomeric counterpart. Martínez-Negro, A. L. Barrán-Berdón, C. Aicart-Ramos, M. L. Moyá, C. Tros de Ilarduya, E. Aicart, E. Junquera. Colloids Surf. B (2018), 161, 519. DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfb.2017.11.024

  11. The vicinity of an equilibrium three-phase contact line using density-functional theory: density profiles normal to the fluid interface. Nold, L. González MacDowell, D. N. Sibley, B. D. Goddard, S. Kalliadasis. Mol. Phys. (2018), 116, 2239. DOI: 10.1080/00268976.2018.1471223