Irene Andreu


  • Magnetic nanoparticles
  • Biomaterials
  • Nanoparticle assisted drug delivery
  • Nanomaterial Safety


  • Ph.D., Physics, Universidad de Zaragoza, 2015
  • M.S., Physics and Physical Technology, Universidad de Zaragoza, 2011
  • Lic. Physics, Condensed Matter concentration, Universidad de Zaragoza, 2010

Selected Publications

Shahjin F, Patel M, Hasan M, et al. Development of a porous layer-by-layer microsphere with branch aliphatic hydrocarbon porogens. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, biology and Medicine, 2022l 48, 102644. doi: 10.1016/j.nano.2022.102544
Shahjin F, Patel M, Machhi J, et al. Multipolymer microsphere delivery of SARS-CoV-2 antigens. Acta Biomaterialia, 2022. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2022.12.043
Oliveira TTO, Abbasi A, Andreu I, Bose A. Plasmon-Tuned Particles for the Amplification of Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering from Analytes. Langmuir, 2022. doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.2c02451
Nadeem A, Brown EA, Radford M, Andreu I, Gates BD, Rider DA. Improved Resilience and Uniformity in Polysulfone Blends from an Accelerated Grafting Ring-Opening Polymerization Reaction with Benzoxazine. Macromolecules, 2021; 54(21), 10017-10030. doi: 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c0613
Andreu I, Ngo TM, Perez V, et al. Contact transfer of engineered nanomaterials in the workplace. Royal Society Open Science, 2021; 8(8), 210141. doi: 10.1098/rsos.210141
Abdallah BB, Andreu I, Chatti A, Landoulsi A, Gates BD. Size Fractionation of Titania Nanoparticles in Wild Dittrichia Viscosa Grown in a Native Environment. Environmental Sciences and Technology, 2020. doi: 10.1021/acs.est9b07267
Taylor A, Andreu I, Louie M, Gates BD. Electrochemically Aged Ni Electrodes Supporting NiFe 2O 4 Nanoparticles for the Oxygen Evolution Reaction. ACS Applied Energy Materials, 2019. doi: 10.1021/acsaem.9b01644
Andreu I, Urtizberea, Natividad E. Anisotropic self-assemblies of magnetic nanoparticles: experimental evidence of low-field deviation from the linear response theory and empirical model. Nanoscale, 2019; 12(2). doi: 10.1039/C9NR05946F
Abdallah BB, Zhang X, Andreu I, et al. Differentiation of Nanoparticles Isolated from Distinct Plant Species Naturally Growing in a Heavy Metal Polluted Site. Journal of Hazardous Material, 2019; 386, 121644. doi: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2019.121644
Ali RF, Andreu I, Gates BD. Green Solvent Assisted Synthesis of Cesium Bismuth Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals and the Influences of Slow and Fast Anion Exchange Rates. Nanoscale Advances, 2019; 1(11), 4442-4449. doi: 10.1039/C9NA00586B
Kang H, Ali RF, Paul MTY, et al. Tunable Functionalization of Silica Coated Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Achieved through a Silane-Alcohol Condensation Reaction. Chemical Communications, 2019; 55(70). doi: 10.1039/C9CC03969D
Ballegooie CV, Man A, Andreu I, Gates BD, Yapp D. Using a Microfluidics System to Preproducibly Synthesize Protein Nanoparticles: Factors Contributing to Size, Homogeneity, and Stability. Processes, 2019; 7(5), 290. doi: 10.3390/pr7050290
Taylor A, Andreu I, Gates BD. Regular dimpled Nickel Surfaces for Improved Efficiency of the Oxygen Evolution Reaction.  ACS Applied Energy Materials, 2018; 1(4). doi: 10.1021/acsaem.8b003388

Recent Grants

7/28/2023. PI. Rhode Island Space Grant - Brown University. “Leveraging magnetic separations to enable particle removal in Martian water reuse”
3/21/2023. PI. NSF - National Science Foundation. “ERI: Magnetic nanoparticles to fight biofilms.”
3/21/2023 PI. NSF - National Science Foundation. “ERI: Magnetic nanoparticles to fight biofilms.”

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