Group of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (GMMMT)


Department (s)
Electricidad y Electrónica, Física Aplicada I, Física Aplicada II, Inmunología, Microbiología y Parasitología

Knowledge area
Science and Technology of Materials

PI: Mª Luisa Fernández-Gubieda Co-PI: 


Dr. Mª Luisa Fernández-Gubieda, Dr. Jose Manuel Barandiarán, Dr. Jon Gutierrez, Dr. Alfredo García Arribas, Dr. Ana García Prieto (Departamento de Física Aplicada I), Dra. Patricia Lázpita, Dr. David de Cos (Departamento de Física Aplicada I), Dr. Alicia Muela (Departamento de Inmunología, Microbiología y Parasitología), Dr. Andoni LasHeras (Departamento de Física Aplicada II), Dr. Galina  V.  Kourliandskaia, Dr. Volodymyr A. Chernenko (Ikerbasque). Post Doc: Dr. Eduardo Fernández (BCMaterials), Dr. Maite Goiriena, Dra. Lourdes Marcano; Dr. Alicia Gascón Pre-docs: David Gandia, Lucia Gandarias, Nerea Lete, Virginia Vadillo, Beatriz Sisniega, Danny Villanueva, Guillermo Gestoso


Magnetotactic bacteria, magnetic nanoparticules, biomedical application, biological microrobot, shape memory alloys, giant magnetoimpedance, magnetoelasticity, magnetic sensors


The magnetism and magnetic materials group (GMMM) was formed in the late 1980s, initially led by Dr. Jose Manuel Barandiarán since 2013 led by Dr. M. Luisa Fernández-Gubieda. The group develops an intense research and training work with more than 200 indexed publications and 7 theses defended in the last 6 years, and 9 theses in progress. As a result of the consistent and productive research performed, the group is acknowledged as an "A" class consolidated research group in the Basque Country and has international reputation.  At present, it is an interdisciplinary group composed of Physicists, Electronic Engineers and Biologists working together. The main objective of the group is to prepare and characterize new magnetic materials with special properties for outstanding applications. It should be noted that one of the group's specific activities is the use of Large Scientific Facilities such as neutron sources and synchrotron radiation of which we have been users since the 1980s.

Research lines

  1. Magnetic materials for biomedical applications: magnetotactic bacteria that synthesize Magnetic nanoparticles that can be used as nanobiots, able to navigate in a controlled way through magnetic fields, perform hyperthermia and drug delivery.
  2. Multifunctional magnetic materials: materials that respond to an external stimulus, such as shape memory ferromagnetic alloys and amorphous ferromagnetic alloys
  3. Development of magnetic sensors: the application of magnetic sensors based on giant magneto-impedance and magneto-elasticity


  • Clean room and corresponding equipment
  • Magnetism Laboratory
  • Microbiology Laboratory
  • Thin film deposition equipment
  • Atomic force microscope, SEM

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