Ángel Delgado Ph.D.

Delgado, Ángel
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Professor Department of Applied Physics, University of Granada Campus Fuentenueva, Facultad de Ciencias, 18071 Granada, Spain

He got his Physics Degree from the University of Granada, Spain, in 1978, and his Ph.D. in Physical Sciences from the same University in 1984. The topic of his Dissertation was the electrokinetic properties of montmorillonite clay suspensions. Subsequently, he started his research on the electrical properties of suspensions of different nanoparticles, first of organic nature (ranging from cholesterol or medical drugs like antibiotics to polystyrene spheres), and later inorganic (including oxides, sulfides, and different composites).

Two important steps in his research career were his stays in the Department of Physical Chemistry of the University of Bristol (U.K.) under the direction of Professor R.H. Ottewill, and in the Department of Chemistry of Clarkson University (Potsdam, New York, USA), under Professor Egon Matijevic.

In recent years his research has focussed on more applied aspects of nanoparticle suspensions, including electrorheological and magnetorheological suspensions, and drug vehicles. In the former case, the research has dealt with the structure of suspensions under the action of external fields and also some apllications to the design of active damper fluids. The second field explores the possibility to use composite particles consisting of a magnetic nanoparticle surrounded by a biodegradable polymer shell as vehicles for the transport and release of antitumor drugs.

His publications include acting as editor of a collective book (Marcel Dekker, Inc.), and the authorship of some six book chapters and 150 articles, all dealing with electrical, stability, rheological and thermodynamic properties of nanoparticles and solid/liquid interfaces.

  • Electrokinetic theory and experiments (JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B 110 (12): 6179-6189 (2006); ADVANCES IN COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE 118 (1-3): 43-50 (2005); PURE AND APPLIED CHEMISTRY 77 (10): 1753-1805 (2005); COLLOIDS AND SURFACES A-PHYSICOCHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING ASPECTS 267 (1-3): 95-102 (2005); JOURNAL OF COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE 281 (2): 503-509 (2005); PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS 6 (7): 1446-1452 (2004)).
  • Electrorheology (PHYSICAL REVIEW E 73 (4): Art. No. 041503 (2006); JOURNAL OF COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE 287 (1): 351-359 (2005); LANGMUIR 21 (11): 4896-4903 (2005); RHEOLOGICA ACTA 44 (1): 71-79 (2004); JOURNAL OF NON-NEWTONIAN FLUID MECHANICS 125 (1): 1-10 (2005))
  • Magnetic nanoparticles (LANGMUIR 22 (6): 2816-2821 (2006))
  • Pharmaceutical suspensions (EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES 26 (2): (2005))


Bachelor's Degree in Physical Science University of Granada 1978; Ph.D. University of Granada 1984

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