dr. M. Lafuente Adiego (Marta)

Postdoctoral researcher

About Me

I obtained my Bachelors´s and MSc in chemistry and nanotechnology, respectively, as well as my Ph.D in chemical engineering from the University of Zaragoza (Spain).

My experience in research gathers expertise from nanotechnology and Raman - SERS Spectroscopy to synthesis and characterization of plasmonic nanoparticles and their assembly onto solid supports for detecting low concentrations of toxic compounds in gas and liquid phase. 

In september 2021, I have started as postdoctoral researcher between the Mesoscale Chemical Systems (MCS, https://www.utwente.nl/en/tnw/mcs/) group and Optical Science (OS, https://www.utwente.nl/en/tnw/os/) group on the project "SERSing" (https://sersing.eu/). The goal of SERSing is to enable fast detection and unequivocal identification of chemical hazards at low concentrations in gas and liquid phase, in multiple environments. 




Engineering & Materials Science
Gold Nanoparticles
Raman Scattering
Silica Nanoparticles
Raman Scattering
Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering


Other Contributions
  1. Lafuente, M; De Marchi, S; Urbiztondo, M.A.; Pastoriza-Santos, I; Perez-Juste, I; Santamaria, J; Mallada, R; Pina, MP. “Plasmonic MOF thin films with Raman standard for fast and ultrasensitive SERS detection of chemical warfare agents in ambient air”. ACS Sensors, 2021.
  2. Bueno-Alejo, CJ; Graus, J; Arenal, R; Lafuente, M; Bottega-Pergher, B; Hueso, JL. “Anisotropic Au-ZnO photocatalyst for the visible-light expanded oxidation of n-hexane”. Catal. Today, 2021, 362, 97.
  3. Pellejero, I; Almazan, F; Lafuente, M; Urbiztondo, MA; Drobek, M; Bechelany, M; Julbe, A; Gandia, LM. “Functionalization of 3D printed ABS filters with MOF for toxic gas removal”. J Ind Eng Chem, 2020, 89, 194.
  4. Lafuente, M; Pellejero, I; Clemente, A; Urbiztondo, MA; Mallada, R; Reinoso, S; Pina, MP; Gandia, LM. “In Situ Synthesis of SERS-Active Au@POM Nanostructures in a Microfluidic Device for Real-Time Detection of Water Pollutants”. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2020, 12, 32, 36458.
  5. Chauvin, A; Lafuente, M; Mevellec, JY; Mallada, R; Humbert, B; Pina, MP; Tessier, PY; El Mel, A. “Lamellar nanoporous gold thin films with tunable porosity for ultrasensitive SERS detection in liquid and gas pase”. Nanoscale, 2020, 12, 23, 12602.
  6. Lafuente, M; Berenschot, EJW; Tiggelaar, RM; Rodrigo, SG; Mallada, R; Tas, NR; Pina, MP. “Attomolar SERS detection of organophosphorous pesticides using silver mirror-like micro-pyramids as active substrate”. Microchim. Acta, 2020, 187, 4.
  7. Lafuente, M; Ruiz-Rincon, S; Mallada, R; Cea, P; Pina, MP. “Towards the reproducible fabrication of homogeneous SERS substrates by Langmuir-Schaefer technique: A low cost and scalable approach for practical SERS based sensing applications”. Appl. Surf. Sci., 2020, 506.
  8. Lafuente, M; Sanz, D; Urbiztondo, M; Santamaria, J; Pina, MP; Mallada, R. “Gas phase detection of chemical warfare agents CWAs with portable Raman”. J. Hazard. Mater. 2020, 384.
  9. Le-The, H; Lozeman, JJA; Lafuente, M; Munoz, P; Bomer, JG; Hien, DT; Berenschot, E; van den Berg, A; Tas, NR; Odijk, M; Eijkel, JCT. “Wafer- scale fabrication of high- quality tunable gold nanogap arrays for surface- enhanced Raman scattering”. Nanoscale, 2019, 11, 25.
  10. Lafuente, M; Almazan, F; Bernad, E; Urbiztondo, MA; Santamaria, J; Mallada, R; Pina, MP. “SERS detection of neurotoxic agents in gas phase using microfluidici chips containing gold-mesoporous silica as plasmonic-sorbent”. 2019 20TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOLID-STATE SENSORS, ACTUATORS AND MICROSYSTEMS & EUROSENSORS XXXIII (TRANSDUCERS & EUROSENSORS XXXIII), 2019.
  11. Lafuente, M; Pellejero, I; Sebastian, V; Urbiztondo, MA; Mallada, R; Pina, MP; Santamaria, J. “Highly sensitive SERS quantification of organophosphorous chemical warfare agents: A major step towards the real time sensing in the gas pase”. Sensor Actuat B-Chem, 2018, 267, 457.
  12. Lafuente, M; Berenschot, EJW; Tiggelaar, RM; Mallada, R; Tas, NR; Pina, MP. “3D Fractals as SERS Active Platforms: Preparation and Evaluation for Gas Phase Detection of G-Nerve Agents”. Micromachines, 2018, 9,2, 60.
  13. Lafuente, M; Martinez, E; Pellejero, I; Artal, MD; Pina, MP. “Wettability control on microstructured polypropylene surfaces by means of O-2 plasma”. Plasma Process Polym. 2017, 14, 8.

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University of Twente
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