1. Polytech


EMNS - Engineering of Molecular NanoSystems


The EMNS Lab is part of the Chemistry and Materials Science Department of the Brussels School of Engineering and is active in various research topics with applications mainly in the field of Health and Environment.

New publication on Transmembrane fluroride transport

March 17, 2023

Transmembrane Transport of Fluoride Studied by Time-Resolved Emission Spectroscopy. Alessio Cataldo, Matúš Chvojka, Gyeongjin Park, Vladimír Šindelář, François P. Gabbaï, Stephen J. Butler and Hennie Valkenier, Chem. Commun. (2023). First published: 14 March 2023

Congratulations to Maurice Retout, winner of the F.R.S.-FNRS Applied Chemistry Prize 2022

March 7, 2023

This Prize is awarded every two years to a doctoral thesis on new concepts and/or applications in the chemical industries.

Job Offers: 1 PhD & 1 Post-doctoral position are open

March 7, 2023

A 4-year PhD fellowship and a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship are available in the EMNS lab to work on the synthesis and development of transmembrane transporters for ions.

Raphaël won a prize at the EDT-MAIN PhD Scientific Day

February 1, 2023

The EDT-MAIN2023 prize for the best oral communication went to Raphaël Dutour for his great talk on "the Development of an ovarian selective miRNA delivery system based on gold nanoparticles to overcome side effects of chemotherapy".

New Publication

December 19, 2022

A Fluoride-Induced Aggregation Test to Quickly Assess the Efficiency of Ligand Exchange Procedures from Citrate Capped AuNPs. Maurice Retout, Bryan Gosselin, Jesse V. Jokerst, Ivan Jabin and Gilles Bruylants, Colloids and Surfaces A (2022). First published: 17 December 2022