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Dr. Ana Arizaga

Curriculum Vitae

  • Sept 2015: postdoc researcher, University of Cologne (Germany)
  • Oct 2007 – May 2013: PhD Thesis in Physics “Synthesis of core-shell magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications” University of Zaragoza (Spain)
  • Oct 2005 – Oct 2007: Master in Physics, University of Zaragoza (Spain)
  • 2005: Superior Technician in Prevention of Labour Risks, Valencia (Spain)
  • May 2003 – Feb 2005: technician, Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain)
  • Oct 1994 – Jan 2003: Diploma in Chemistry, University Jaume I (Spain)


  • Specific absorption rates and magnetic properties of ferrofluids with interaction effects at low concentrations” A. Urtizberea, E. Natividad, A. Arizaga, M. Castro and A. Mediano, Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2010) 114 (11), 4916-4922.
  • Stimuli-responsive poly- (4-vinyl pyridine) hydrogel nanoparticles: synthesis by nanoprecipitation and swelling behaviour” A. Arizaga, G. Ibarz, and R. Piñol, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science (2010) 348(2), 668-672.
  • Encapsulation of magnetic nanoparticles in a pH-sensitive poly(4-vinyl pyridine)polymer: a step forward to a multi-responsive system” A. Arizaga, G. Ibarz, R. Piñol, and A. Urtizberea Journal of Experimental Nanoscience (2012) 1-9 i.
  • Texture-induced magnetic interactions in ferrofluids” A. Urtizberea, A. Arizaga, N.J.O. Silva, A. Millán, F. Palacio and F. Luis, Journal of Applied Physics (2012) 111(9), 093910.
  • Synthesis of silica-coated aqueous ferrofluids through ligand exchange with a new organosilica precursor“ A. Arizaga, A. Millán, U. Schubert and F. Palacio,  Journal of Materials Science (2013) 48(6) 2550-2556.

Conference Contributions

  • A. Millán, M. Castro, E. Natividad, G. Ibarz, A. Arizaga, A. Urtizberea, F. Palacio “Molecularly Controlled Synthesis of Magnetic Fluids for Hyperthermia” Poster, ECMM October 2006, Tomar, Portugal.
  • Arizaga, G. Ibarz, A. Urtizberea, A. Millán F. Palacio, “Comparison of two synthetic procedures to obtain silica coated nanoparticles for biomedical applications” Poster, First European Science Foundation Summer School in Nanomedicine, June 2007, Cardiff, England.
  • A. Urtizberea, E. Natividad, A. Arizaga, M. Castro, A. Mediano, F. Palacio, “Concentration effects in Maghemite-Based Ferrofluids” Poster,  Scientific and Clinical Applications of Magnetic Carriers Meetings, May 2008, Vancouver, Canada.
  • A. Arizaga, E. Natividad, A. Urtizberea, M. Castro, A. Mediano, F. Palacio, “Dependence of SAR with nanoparticles concentration in maghemite-based ferrofluids” Poster,  Nanobioeurope. June 2008, Barcelona, Spain.
  • A. Arizaga, S. Sollazzo, A. Schmidt, “Transport of active molecules by colloidal systems for drug delivery” Oral contribution. SoftComp, Juni 2016. Ancona, Italy.
  • M. Dorau, D. Sokolova, A. Arizaga, A.M. Schmidt and A. Bras, “Dynamics of self-healing model polymers: influence of polymer polarity and association strength” Oral contribution, 6th International Conference on Self-Healing Materials, 25-28 June 2017, Friedrichshafen, Germany