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Dr. Daniel Ortega Ponce

Position: Assistant Research Prof. (tenure track)
PhD: University of Cadiz, Spain
Previous Position: University College London. United Kingdom
Research: Nanomagnetism
ORCID: http:// orcid.org/0000-0002-7441-8640
Researcher ID: D-7940-2012
Joining Date: November, 2013
User Name: daniel.ortega
Telephone: +34 91 299 88 65
Ortega Ponce

Daniel Ortega received his MSc (2003) and PhD (2007) at the University of Cádiz supervised by Manuel Domínguez and Milagrosa Ramírez, undertaking his first postdoctoral position at the University of the Basque Country in 2008 working with José S. Garitaonandia and Fernando Plazaola. Starting in 2009, he joined The Royal Institution of Great Britain and University College London to work with Quentin Pankhurst, first as an Intraeuropean Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow and thereafter as a research associate. During this period he was awarded an honorary research associate position at the London Centre for Nanotech- nology. He was appointed to the Toyohashi University of Technology in 2013 as research associate to Adarsh Sandhu’s lab. Since late 2013 he joined IMDEA Nanoscience through a Marie Curie action, also holding an honorary position at the UCL Institute of Biomedical Engineering. Daniel currently belongs to the CNB-IMDEA Nanoscience Associated Unit.

Research Lines

The group is focused in bespoke magnetic nanoparticles with applications in biomedicine. More specifically:

  1. Magnetocaloricnanomaterials.Weworkinthedesignandexploitationofmagnetocaloricnanomaterials for distinct therapeutic and diagnostic applications: cardiovascular diseases, drug delivery, molecular detection, etc.
  2. Othermagneticnanomaterials.Wearealsointerestedinawiderangeofothermagneticnanomaterials applied to biomedicine; for example, magnetic hyperthermia to treat localised cancers by heat genera- tion through hysteretic losses under AC fields.
  3. In silico clinical trials. We are developing a treatment planning software for clinical magnetic hyper- thermia.

Relevant publications

  • Magnetic hyperthermia Ortega, D.; Pankhurst, Q. A.. In Nanoscience: Volume 1: Nanostructures through Chemistry, O'Brien, P., Ed. Royal Society of Chemistry: Cambridge, 2012; Vol. 1, pp 60-88.
  • Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticle targeting of MSCs in vascular injury  Riegler, J. et al,. Biomaterials 2013, 34, 1987-1994.
  • Rapid magnetic cell delivery for large tubular bioengineered constructs Gonzalez-Molina, J. et al,. J. R. Soc. Interface. 2012 6, 3008-3016.

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