Initial Training Networks - Mag(net)icFun

The EU-ITN network Mag(net)icFun (Oct. 1, 2012 to September 30, 2016) consists of a consortium of six academic institutions and three companies (see Partners), being located in Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK.

The networks primary focus is the application of functionalized magnetic nanoparticles in Chemistry and Biomedicine. This involes the following projects:

  • Synthesis of coated (graphene, silica, polymers) magnetic nanoparticles with metal and metal oxides cores
  • Covalent and non-covalent functionalization with chemical and biomedical agents
  • Applications in homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis for fine chemical production, detoxification of the environment and fuel cell technology
  • Biomedical applications such as tumor recognition, drug delivery and gene transfection

Disciplines involved are Chemistry, Biochemistry and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Material Science, Physics, and Medicine.

Keywords: Natural sciences, Heterogeneous catalysis, Homogeneous catalysis, Neurochemistry, Environmental chemistry