The Non-Equilibrium Supramolecular Self-Assembly Lab (NESSA-Lab) is a young research group at the University of Barcelona, (Secció de Química Orgànica) led by Alessandro Sorrenti
To push artificial materials closer to the complexity of biological systems, we must venture beyond equilibrium self-assembly.
To make and understand functional self-assembled materials possessing unique life-like properties, by exploiting non-equilibrium conditions.
We think that a multidisciplinary approach is the only way to understand complex phenomena.
The research at the NESSA-Lab relies on four main activities:
Making building blocks, devising reaction cycles
Spectroscopic and physicochemical study of self-assembly
Kinetics of reaction cycles and self-assembly by solving ODEs
Making reactors, in-situ detection, microfluidics