The NanoTechnas scientific group is an interdisciplinary team of chemists, biochemists, biologists, physicists and engineers. We are focused on design and development of biosensors and biofuel cells, synthesis, characterization, and application of metallic and polymeric nanoparticles in biosensors design, as well as modification and analysis of biological surfaces and interfaces using different methods.

Main research directions

  1. Catalytic biosensors
    Investigating the effect of different enzyme, conducting polymers, nanocomposites and electron transfer mediators on the efficiency of electrochemical glucose biosensors. 

    Equipment: potentiostat/galvanostat, atomic force microscopy.

  2. Affinity biosensors
    Investigating different antibody and DNA immobilization techniques for biosensing, evaluating kinetic parameters of biorecognition surfaces and developing molecularly imprinted polymer based biosensing. 

    Equipment: surface plasmon resonance analyser, quartz crystal microbalance, total internal reflection ellipsometry, potentiostat/galvanostat, atomic force microscopy.

Biofuel cells

Developing enzymatic biofuel cell electrodes based on differently assembled gold nanoparticles and other electron transfer mediators.

Equipment: quartz crystal microbalance, potentiostat/galvanostat, atomic force microscopy.

  1. Metallic nanoparticles
    Synthesis, characterization and bioapplication of gold and magnetic ferrum oxide nanoparticles of different sizes. 

    Equipment: spectrophotometer, atomic force microscopy, potentiostat/galvanostat, dynamic light scattering analyzer.

  2. Conducting polymer nanoparticles
    Synthesis, characterization and bioapplication of conducting polymers, in particular polypyrrole, polyaniline and polycarboxypyrrole. 

    Equipment: spectrophotometer, atomic force microscopy, potentiostat/galvanostat.

Biological surfaces and biomodified interfaces

Modification of atomic force microscopy tips for probing living cells surfaces. Imaging of biological surfaces and biomodified interfaces by atomic force and scanning electrochemical microscopy.

Equipment: atomic force microscopy, scanning electrochemical microscopy, total internal reflection elipsometry.


Investigating chemiluminescence in particular electrochemiluminescence and C-type chemiluminescence observed in pyrotechnic flame.

Equipment: spectrophotometer, potentiostat/galvanostat, spinning gold electrode.


2013‑2014“Improved glucose biosensors based on immobilized nanobiocomposites”Research Council of Lithuania funded Lithuania-Belarus bilateral cooperation in science and technology program
2012‑2015“Enzymes Functionalized by Polymers and Bio-recognition Units for Selective Treatment of Target Cells (NanoZim‘es)“Support to Research of Scientists and Other Researchers (Global Grant)
2012‑2016“Colloidal aspects of nanoscience for innovative processes and materials“COST action CM1101
2012‑2015“LAMETECH MOKSLAS”EU structural funds project
2012‑2014“Application of micromembrane devices for the registration of specific antigen-antibody interaction”Research Council of Lithuania funded scientific project
2011‑2012“Application of redox enzymes in new biofuel cells”Research Council of Lithuania funded Lithuania-Belarus bilateral cooperation in science and technology program
2010‑2011“Multifunctional system for improvement of immunosensors operation”Research Council of Lithuania funded scientific project
2008‑2010Postdoctoral FellowshipResearch Council of Lithuania and EU funded Postdoctoral Fellowship project
2006‑2011“Colloid and interface chemistry for nanotechnology”COST action D43
2006‑2008“NanoStudijos”EU structural funds project
2006‑2007“NanoTechnas”EU SF funded project for development of scientific infrastructure
2004‑2009“Nanoscale electrochemical and bio-processes (corrosion) at solid-aqueous interfaces of industrial materials”COST action D33
2004‑2005“NanoBioEducation”EU Leonardo da Vinci Foundation funded project
2003‑2007“Agricultural bio-markers for array technology”COST action 853
2003‑2006“NanoBioPolymers”Lithuanian Science and Studies Foundation funded scientific project