PhD Thesis Defense by Markus Martincic on 14th July at 11:00 am

The PhD Researcher Markus Martincic from the Solid State Chemistry group will defend his PhD thesis:

Title: "Encapsulation of Inorganic Payloads into Carbon Nanotubes with Potential Application in Therapy and Diagnosis"

Date: Friday, 14 July 2017
Time: 11:00 am
Place: Sala d'actes Carles Miravitlles

Abstract: markus 17

Carbon nanotubes present a relatively novel group of materials with potential application in different scientific fields. The scope of this Thesis is to benefit from their inner cavities to encapsulate biomedically relevant payloads. Carbon nanotubes allow the confinement of selected materials within their walls, preventing their leakage and, as a consequence, undesired effects of such materials to the surrounding media. This makes filled carbon nanotubes very elegant vectors for the diagnosis and therapy of diseases. Reducing the catalyst content in carbon nanotube samples, filling and removal of external non-encapsulated material have been investigated, together with the synthesis of dry samarium(III) chloride, synthesis of multi-walled carbon nanocapsules and their effect on cellular toxicity.

Supervisor:  Dr. Gerard Tobias Rossell

Tutor: José Peral Pérez

PhD Committee: 

  • President: Enric Bertran Serra, UB, Spain
  • Secretary: Josep Ros Badosa, UAB, Spain
  • Vocal: Christoph Salzmann, UCL, UK
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