We apply photonic properties of nanomaterials for energy, lighting, biosensing and biomedical applications


Welcome to the Nanophotonics and Advanced Materials Group at Centro de Investigaciones en Optica (CIO, Center for Research in Optics), a CONACYT center dedicated to perform multidisciplinary research in the field of optics and photonics. We are located at the beautiful city of Leon, in the Mexican state of Guanajuato.

Recent News

  • 03/16/2018
  • We extend our congratulations to Rosa María Sevillano, who has developed her research project in our labs and presented her thesis work entitled “Robust and highly reproducible synthesis of metall chalcogenide quantum-dots with fluorescent properties” to obtain the Bachelor´s degree in Chemistry at the University of Guanajuato.
  • 01/24/2018
  • We celebrate with Verónica Torres Guerrero the conclusion of her Senior Technician program at the Technological University of Queretaro. She presented the work “Synthesis and bioconjugation of rare-earth doped magnetic nanoparticles for lung cancer treatment”, which was developed in our labs.

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