Low Power Radiofrequency-Induced

Release of small molecules of iron oxide polymer core-shell composite nanoparticles by low-energy radio waves

In her project, Emilia Izak-Nau will develop systems capable of releasing small molecules while being triggered by the physics of low-power external radio frequency (RF) fields. In this context, she will focus on the formation of iron oxide core/polymer shell nanoparticles of different sizes as nanocarriers for different drugs/molecules. She will study the reaction of different polymer shells to applied HF to understand their mechanical behaviour and the associated molecular release processes. Such systems are of great interest in the field of medicine as they allow the controlled release of drugs. They can be used in cancer therapy, for example.