Pablo Martinez Pancorbo

Postgraduate Researcher (Metamaterials CDT 2016)


Office 020.2 Harrison Building

I did my undergraduate studies in Physics at the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain), where my main areas of interest were in physics of solid state, radiation physics, and cancer therapy. I started to work as Physics Technician at St. Mary's University (UK) where I got a deep knowledge about Health and Safety in a Physics Lab. Then I started my master studies in Physics of Complex Systems at UNED (Spain); where I dug into statistical mechanics and fluctuating hydrodynamics. So this background drove me until my current PhD in Physics and Engineering at the University of Exeter.  

At present, I work in functional, specially-doped Core-shell, nanoparticles for biomedical imaging in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Metamaterials (CDT XM2), the Functional Materials Research Group and the Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging Group at the at the University of Exeter with Professor Yanqiu Zhu and Professor Nick Stone. The aim of this project is to find combined functional properties for composite nanoparticles which will be further investigated for biomedical imaging applications and in an effort to produce a more sensitive signal at high resolution for disease diagnostics such as SERS in cancer detection and imaging. Research that includes synthesis of Core-Shell nanoparticles and characterization by using TEM, STEM, XRD, UV-Vis, SEM, Raman, DLS, AFM and FTIR.  Moreover, multifunctionality, cytotoxicity and hyperthermia will be analysed.

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Elevator Pitch: Pablo Martinez Pancorbo

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