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


  • A postdoc position on the ORGANITRA project will become available in spring 2020

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

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