The EMNS Lab is part of the Chemistry and Materials Science Department of the Brussels School of Engineering (Ecole polytechnique, Université libre de Bruxelles).


It is directed by Profs Kristin BARTIK & Gilles BRUYLANTS.



The EMNS laboratory has extensive know-how in the experimental study of the structure, stability and dynamics of molecular complexes, and in the synthesis and functionalization of nanoparticles. Key tools: NMR, microcalorimetry and UV-Vis-NIR spectroscopy.


We are currently more focused on:

  •  the functionalization of metal nanoparticles with organic or biological ligands in order to develop (bio)sensors or smart materials,
  •  the development of micelles based supramolecular systems for molecular recognition or catalysis in water,
  •  ion transport across lipid membranes using supramolecular carriers.

Keywords: Nanoparticle synthesis and functionalization, Micellar encapsulation, Colloidal systems, Molecular recognition, Supramolecular chemistry, NMR, Microcalorimetry, UV-Vis-NIR spectroscopy

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