NANOGAP was founded in 2006 as a spin-out from the University of Santiago de Compostela.
The company is located near the University in the region of Galicia in north western Spain.
In 2010, NANOGAP added an international presence with the creation of a US subsidiary in the San Francisco Bay Area.
NANOGAP is an innovative nanomaterial company based on the novel wet chemistry technology platform of Metal Molecules, sub-nanometer clusters of a few atoms, with unique size and shape-dependent properties. Metal Molecules are the building blocks of a range of products being commercialized at NANOGAP.
In addition to currently available commercial products, NANOGAP routinely collaborates closely with customers in Custom Product Development projects and Out-License Agreements.
|Tatiana López | Founder, President & CEO|
|Tatiana Lopez is a technology entrepreneur who founded NANOGAP in 2006 and serves as President and CEO. She brings a comprehensive background of business development, chemistry, and finance. Tatiana has helped to build NANOGAP’s portfolio of intellectual property, and has led advances in business development, licensing, project development, and strategic partnerships. Tatiana holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Santiago de Compostela and an Executive MBA from ESADE Business School in Barcelona.|
|Dr. Allen Reid | Commercial Director|
|Allen Reid joined NANOGAP as Commercial Director in July 2009 and is responsible for strategy development and implementation, business development and marketing. Allen spent eleven years with specialty chemical producer Elementis in various technical and commercial roles, largely involved in the development of nano metal oxide products and markets. He also spent three years at the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) as Business Development Director of NanoCentral, an industrial alliance of organizations active in nanomaterial commercialization.|
|Dr. David Buceta | CTO|
|David Buceta joined NANOGAP in 2022 as CTO. Prior to that David was a Scientific Advisor to and a long-term collaborator with NANOGAP in his role as a postdoc at the University of Santiago de Compostela. He has also been a visiting researcher at Technische Universität Berlin, Germany; Brookhaven National Laboratory, NY, USA; and Nagoya University, Japan. He has authored 22 international publications and 2 patents.|
|Darren Bianchi | President|
|Darren Bianchi brings over twenty years of technical management and business development in specialty chemicals to NANOGAP where he serves as President of the US subsidary. He has spent much of his career developing specialty fluorescent polymers and bringing them to market. He was President of Radiant Color (USA), President of Dane Group North America and most recently, founder and CEO of Brilliant Group. Darren has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Illinois State University, a Master of Science degree in Environmental Management from the University of San Francisco, and has completed the Advanced Management Program at the University of California, Berkeley.|
|M. Arturo Lopez Quintela | Full Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Santiago de Compostela|
|Arturo Lopez is a co-founder of NANOGAP and Full Professor of Physical Chemistry of the University of Santiago de Compostela from 1990 and Co-Editor of the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science (Elsevier) since 2005. He has more than 230 publications in international journals and is the owner of several patents. He received the Spanish Solvay Prize in Chemistry in 1998 and shares with Prof. J. Rivas the 1998 Burdinola Prize in New Chemistry Nanotechnologies.|
|Carlos Vázquez Vázquez | Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Santiago de Compostela|
|Carlos Vázquez is a co-founder of NANOGAP and Scientific Advisor from 2011. Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry of the University of Santiago de Compostela from 1998 to 2011 and Professor of Physical Chemistry from 2012. He has broad experience in the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials by wet chemical routes. He completed post-doctoral stays at Université du Maine (Le Mans, France), Research Center for Materials Science (Nagoya University, Japan) and Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (Potsdam, Germany).|
|José Rivas | Full Professor of Applied Physics, University of Santiago de Compostela|
|José Rivas is a co-founder of NANOGAP and Full Professor of Applied Physics of the University of Santiago de Compostela from 1982 and director of the recent created Spanish-Portuguese International Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL, Braga, Portugal). He has more than 250 publications in international journals and is the owner of several patents. He is a member of the EMRC Steering Committee for the Scientific Forward Look Nanomedicine Strategic Plan (2002-2006) and shares with Prof. López-Quintela the 1998 Burdinola Prize in New Chemistry Nanotechnologies.|
|Fernando Dominguez | Full Professor of Physiology, University of Santiago de Compostela|
|Fernando Dominguez is a full Professor of Physiology of the University of Santiago de Compostela from 1998 and director of the Galician Oncological Research Group. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology in Nutley, New Jersey from 1983 to 1986. He served as an invited researcher in the Department of Medicine at the National Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, a position awarded by the British Council. He has held the role of Technical Director of the Galician Public Foundation of Genomic Medicine since its foundation in 2005. Fernando has more than 70 international publications and 8 patents.|
|Iria Rodriguez | Technical Director|
|Iria Rodriguez joined NANOGAP in 2022 as Technical Director. Prior to that Iria was a long-term collaborator with NANOGAP in her role as a postdoc at the University of Santiago de Compostela.|
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