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Profile Summary
Subject Matter Expertise
Services
Work Experience

Lecturer

Universidad de Zaragoza

June 2017 - Present

Ramon y Cajal Researcher

Universidad de Zaragoza

May 2014 - January 2017

Researcher

Instituto de Carboquímica

January 2012 - May 2014

Universidad de Zaragoza

September 2007 - January 2012

Assistant Professor

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

April 2005 - August 2007

Post-Doc Researcher

Nara Sentan Kagaku Gijutsu Daigakuin Daigaku

May 2003 - November 2003

Post-Doc researcher

Kyoto Daigaku

October 2001 - March 2003

Education

PhD

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

December 1996 - March 2002

BSc in Chemistry

Facultad de Ciencias Químicas

October 1991 - June 1996

Certifications
  • Certification details not provided.
Publications
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Francisco Balas, Arturo Sanz-Marco, José L. Hueso, Víctor Sebastian, David Nielsen, Susanne Mossin, Juan P. Holgado, Carlos J. Bueno-Alejo, Jesus Santamaria(2021). LED-driven controlled deposition of Ni onto TiO2 for visible-light expanded conversion of carbon dioxide into C1–C2 alkanes . Nanoscale Advances. Royal Society of Chemistry ({RSC})
Francisco Balas, Alberto Clemente, Nuria Moreno, M. Pilar Lobera, Jesus Santamaria(2018). Versatile hollow fluorescent metal-silica nanohybrids through a modified microemulsion synthesis route . Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 513. p. 497--504. Elsevier {BV}
Alberto Clemente and M. Pilar Lobera and Francisco Balas and Jesus Santamaria(2018). A versatile generator of nanoparticle aerosols. A novel tool in environmental and occupational exposure assessment . Science of The Total Environment. 625. p. 978 - 986.
Alberto Clemente and M. Pilar Lobera and Francisco Balas and Jesus Santamaria(2018). A versatile generator of nanoparticle aerosols. A novel tool in environmental and occupational exposure assessment . Science of The Total Environment. 625. p. 978 - 986.
Francisco Balas, Andrea Fabre, Alberto Clemente, M. Pilar Lobera, Jesús Santamaría, Michiel T. Kreutzer, J. Ruud van Ommen(2017). Modeling the size distribution in a fluidized bed of nanopowder . Environmental Science: Nano. 4. (3). p. 670--678. Royal Society of Chemistry ({RSC})
Clemente, A., Moreno, N., Lobera, M.P., Balas, F., Santamaria, J.(2016). Fluorescently labelled SiO<inf>2</inf> nanoparticles as tracers in natural waters: Dependence of detection limits on environmental conditions . Environmental Science: Nano. 3. (3). p. 631-637.
Francisco Balas, Daniel Carmona, Jesus Santamaria(2014). Pore ordering and surface properties of FDU-12 and SBA-15 mesoporous materials and their relation to drug loading and release in aqueous environments . Materials Research Bulletin. 59. p. 311--322. Elsevier {BV}
Gomez, V., Irusta, S., Balas, F., Navascues, N., Santamaria, J.(2014). Unintended emission of nanoparticle aerosols during common laboratory handling operations . Journal of Hazardous Materials. 279. p. 75-84.
Us&#243;n, L., Colmenares, M.G., Hueso, J.L., Sebasti&#225;n, V., Balas, F., Arruebo, M., Santamar&#237;a, J.(2014). VOCs abatement using thick eggshell Pt/SBA-15 pellets with hierarchical porosity . Catalysis Today. 227. p. 179-186.
Francisco Balas, Virginia Gomez, Alberto Clemente, Silvia Irusta, Jesus Santamaria(2014). Identification of TiO 2 nanoparticles using La and Ce as labels: application to the evaluation of surface contamination during the handling of nanosized matter . Environ. Sci.: Nano. Royal Society of Chemistry ($\lbrace$RSC$\rbrace$)
Clemente, A., Balas, F., Lobera, M.P., Irusta, S., Santamaria, J.(2013). Fluidized bed generation of stable silica nanoparticle aerosols . Aerosol Science and Technology. 47. (8). p. 867-874.
Gomez, V., Irusta, S., Balas, F., Santamaria, J.(2013). Generation of TiO2 Aerosols from liquid suspensions: Influence of colloid characteristics . Aerosol Science and Technology. 47. (12). p. 1383-1392.
G&#243;mez, V., Irusta, S., Balas, F., Santamaria, J.(2013). Intense generation of respirable metal nanoparticles from a low-power soldering unit . Journal of Hazardous Materials. 256-257. p. 84-89.
Balu, A.M., Dallinger, D., Obermayer, D., Campelo, J.M., Romero, A.A., Carmona, D., Balas, F., Yohida, K., Gai, P.L., Vargas, C., et al.(2012). Insights into the microwave-assisted preparation of supported iron oxide nanoparticles on silica-type mesoporous materials . Green Chemistry. 14. (2). p. 393-402.
Carmona, D., Lalueza, P., Balas, F., Arruebo, M., Santamar&#237;a, J.(2012). Mesoporous silica loaded with peracetic acid and silver nanoparticles as a dual-effect, highly efficient bactericidal agent . Microporous and Mesoporous Materials. 161. p. 84-90.
Roca, A.G., Carmona, D., Miguel-Sancho, N., Bomat&#237;-Miguel, O., Balas, F., Piquer, C., Santamar&#237;a, J.(2012). Surface functionalization for tailoring the aggregation and magnetic behaviour of silica-coated iron oxide nanostructures . Nanotechnology. 23. (15).
Pineda, A., Balu, A.M., Campelo, J.M., Romero, A.A., Carmona, D., Balas, F., Santamaria, J., Luque, R.(2011). A dry milling approach for the synthesis of highly active nanoparticles supported on porous materials . ChemSusChem. 4. (11). p. 1561-1565.
Carmona, D., Balas, F., Mayoral, A., Luque, R., Urriolabeitia, E.P., Santamar&#237;a, J.(2011). Al-promoted increase of surface area and adsorption capacity in ordered mesoporous silica materials with a cubic structure . Chemical Communications. 47. (45). p. 12337-12339.
Balas, F., Arruebo, M., Urrutia, J., Santamar&#237;a, J.(2010). Reported nanosafety practices in research laboratories worldwide . Nature Nanotechnology. 5. (2). p. 93-96.
Nieto, A., Colilla, M., Balas, F., Vallet-Reg&#237;, M.(2010). Surface electrochemistry of mesoporous silicas as a key factor in the design of tailored delivery devices . Langmuir. 26. (7). p. 5038-5049.
Leonor, I.B., Balas, F., Kawashita, M., Reis, R.L., Kokubo, T., Nakamura, T.(2009). Biomimetic apatite deposition on polymeric microspheres treated with a calcium silicate solution . Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part B Applied Biomaterials. 91. (1). p. 239-247.
S&#225;nchez-Salcedo, S., Balas, F., Izquierdo-Barba, I., Vallet-Reg&#237;, M.(2009). In vitro structural changes in porous HA/β-TCP scaffolds in simulated body fluid . Acta Biomaterialia. 5. (7). p. 2738-2751.
Francisco Balas, Maria Vallet-Regi(2008). Silica Materials for Medical Applications . TOBEJ. 2. (1). p. 1--9. Bentham Science Publishers Ltd.
Francisco Balas, Maria Vallet-Regi, Daniel Arcos(2008). ChemInform Abstract: Mesoporous Materials for Drug Delivery . ChemInform. 39. (2). Wiley-Blackwell
Colilla, M., Balas, F., Manzano, M., Vallet-Reg&#237;, M.(2008). Novel method to synthesize ordered mesoporous silica with high surface areas . Solid State Sciences. 10. (4). p. 408-415.
Balas, F., Manzano, M., Colilla, M., Vallet-Reg&#237;, M.(2008). L-Trp adsorption into silica mesoporous materials to promote bone formation . Acta Biomaterialia. 4. (3). p. 514-522.
Nieto, A., Balas, F., Colilla, M., Manzano, M., Vallet-Reg&#237;, M.(2008). Functionalization degree of SBA-15 as key factor to modulate sodium alendronate dosage . Microporous and Mesoporous Materials. 116. (1-3). p. 4-13.
Vallet-Reg&#237;, M., Balas, F., Colilla, M., Manzano, M.(2008). Bone-regenerative bioceramic implants with drug and protein controlled delivery capability . Progress in Solid State Chemistry. 36. (3). p. 163-191.
Horcajada, P., Serre, C., Maurin, G., Ramsahye, N.A., Balas, F., Vallet-Reg&#237;, M., Sebban, M., Taulelle, F., F&#233;rey, G.(2008). Flexible porous metal-organic frameworks for a controlled drug delivery . Journal of the American Chemical Society. 130. (21). p. 6774-6780.
Manzano, M., Aina, V., Are&#225;n, C.O., Balas, F., Cauda, V., Colilla, M., Delgado, M.R., Vallet-Reg&#237;, M.(2008). Studies on MCM-41 mesoporous silica for drug delivery: Effect of particle morphology and amine functionalization . Chemical Engineering Journal. 137. (1). p. 30-37.
Francisco Balas, Mar&#237;a Vallet-Reg&#237;, Daniel Arcos(2007). Mesoporöse Materialien für den Wirkstofftransport . Angew. Chem. 119. (40). p. 7692--7703. Wiley-Blackwell
Colilla, M., Balas, F., Manzano, M., Vallet-Reg&#237;, M.(2007). Novel method to enlarge the surface area of SBA-15 . Chemistry of Materials. 19. (13). p. 3099-3101.
Vallet-Reg&#237;, M., Balas, F., Arcos, D.(2007). Mesoporous materials for drug delivery . Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 46. (40). p. 7548-7558.
Vallet-Reg&#237;, M., Balas, F., Colilla, M., Manzano, M.(2007). Drug confinement and delivery in ceramic implants . Drug metabolism letters. 1. (1). p. 37-40.
Balas, F., Kokubo, T., Kawashita, M., Nakamura, T.(2007). Surface modification of organic polymers with bioactive titanium oxide without the aid of a silane-coupling agent . Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine. 18. (6). p. 1167-1174.
Leonor, I.B., Kim, H.-M., Balas, F., Kawashita, M., Reis, R.L., Kokubo, T., Nakamura, T.(2007). Alkaline treatments to render starch-based biodegradable polymers self-mineralizable . Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. 1. (6). p. 425-435.
Vallet-Reg&#237;, M., Balas, F., Colilla, M., Manzano, M.(2007). Bioceramics and pharmaceuticals: A remarkable synergy . Solid State Sciences. 9. (9). p. 768-776.
Leonor, I.B., Kim, H.-M., Balas, F., Kawashita, M., Reis, R.L., Kokubo, T., Nakamura, T.(2007). Functionalization of different polymers with sulfonic groups as a way to coat them with a biomimetic apatite layer . Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine. 18. (10). p. 1923-1930.
Balas, F., Rodr&#237;guez-Delgado, M., Otero-Arean, C., Conde, F., Matesanz, E., Esquivias, L., Ram&#237;rez-Castellanos, J., Gonzalez-Calbet, J., Vallet-Reg&#237;, M.(2007). Structural characterization of nanosized silica spheres . Solid State Sciences. 9. (5). p. 351-356.
Leonor, I.B., Kim, H.-M., Balas, F., Kawashita, M., Reis, R.L., Kokubo, T., Nakamura, T.(2007). Surface potential change in bioactive polymer during the process of biomimetic apatite formation in a simulated body fluid . Journal of Materials Chemistry. 17. (38). p. 4057-4063.
Santosh Krishna, E. Andrew Balas, Benjamin D. Francisco, Peter Konig(2006). Effective and Sustainable Multimedia Education for Children With Asthma: A Randomized Controlled Trial . Children's Health Care. 35. (1). p. 75--90. Informa $\lbrace$UK$\rbrace$ Limited
Francisco Balas, Isabel B. Leonor, Masakazu Kawashita, Rui L. Reis, Tadashi Kokubo, Takashi Nakamura(2006). Biomimetic Apatite Formation on Different Polymeric Microspheres Modified with Calcium Silicate Solutions . KEM. 309-311. p. 279--282. Trans Tech Publications
Balas, F., Manzano, M., Horcajada, P., Vallet-Regi, M.(2006). Confinement and controlled release of bisphosphonates on ordered mesoporous silica-based materials . Journal of the American Chemical Society. 128. (25). p. 8116-8117.
Balas, F., Kawashita, M., Nakamura, T., Kokubo, T.(2006). Formation of bone-like apatite on organic polymers treated with a silane-coupling agent and a titania solution . Biomaterials. 27. (9). p. 1704-1710.
Balas, F., P&#233;rez-Pariente, J., Vallet-Reg&#237;, M.(2003). In vitro bioactivity of silicon-substituted hydroxyapatites . Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part A. 66. (2). p. 364-375.
R&#225;mila, A., Balas, F., Vallet-Reg&#237;, M.(2002). Synthesis routes for bioactive sol-gel glasses: Alkoxides versus nitrates . Chemistry of Materials. 14. (2). p. 542-548.
Balas, F., Arcos, D., P&#233;rez-Pariente, J., Vallet-Reg&#237;, M.(2001). Textural properties of SiO2 · CaO · P2O5 glasses prepared by the sol-gel method . Journal of Materials Research. 16. (5). p. 1345-1348.
Perez-Pariente, J., Balas, F., Vallet-Regi, M.(2000). Surface and chemical study of SiO2·P2O5·CaO·(MgO) bioactive glasses . Chemistry of Materials. 12. (3). p. 750-755.
P&#233;rez-Pariente, J., Balas, F., Rom&#225;n, J., Salinas, A.J., Vallet-Reg&#237;, M.(1999). Influence of composition and surface characteristics on the in vitro bioactivity of SiO2-CaO-P2O5-MgO sol-gel glasses. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. 47. (2). p. 170-175.
BOOK
Balas, F.(2013). Introduction to nanosafety . RSC Green Chemistry. p. 213-222.
Leonor, I.B., Kim, H.-M., Balas, F., Kawashita, M., Reis, R.L., Kokubo, T., Nakamura, T.(2006). Formation of bone-like apatite on polymeric surfaces modified with -SO 3H groups . Materials Science Forum. 514-516. (PART 2). p. 966-969.
Leonor, I.B., Balas, F., Kawashita, M., Reis, R.L., Kokubo, T., Nakamura, T.(2006). Biomimetic apatite formation on different polymeric microspheres modified with calcium silicate solutions . Key Engineering Materials. 309-311 I. p. 279-282.
Leonor, I.B., Kim, H.-M., Balas, F., Kawashita, M., Reis, R.L., Kokubo, T., Nakamura, T.(2005). Surface charge of bioactive polyethylene modified with -SO3H groups and its apatite inducing capability in simulated body fluid . Key Engineering Materials. 284-286. p. 453-456.
Balas, F., Kawashita, M., Kim, H.M., Ohtsuki, C., Kokubo, T., Nakamura, T.(2004). Bonelike Apatite Formation on Synthetic Organic Polymers Coated with TiO2 . Key Engineering Materials. 254-256. p. 467-470.
OTHER
Francisco Balas(2012). CHAPTER 9. Introduction to Nanosafety . Sustainable Preparation of Metal Nanoparticles. p. 213--222. Royal Society of Chemistry ($\lbrace$RSC$\rbrace$)
Francisco Balas, Isabel B. Leonor, Hyun Min Kim, Masakazu Kawashita, Rui L. Reis, Tadashi Kokubo, Takashi Nakamura(2006). Formation of Bone-Like Apatite on Polymeric Surfaces Modified with -SO<sub>3</sub>H Groups . Advanced Materials Forum III. p. 966--969. $\lbrace$CrossRef$\rbrace$
Francisco Balas, Isabel B. Leonor, Masakazu Kawashita, Rui L. Reis, Tadashi Kokubo, Takashi Nakamura(2006). Biomimetic Apatite Formation on Different Polymeric Microspheres Modified with Calcium Silicate Solutions . Bioceramics 18. p. 279--282. $\lbrace$CrossRef$\rbrace$
CONFERENCE PAPER
Colilla, M., Manzano, M., Balas, F., Vallet-Reg&#237;, M.(2008). Control of alendronate dosage in mesoporous silica delivery systems . 8th World Biomaterials Congress 2008. 3.
Balas, F., Kawashita, M., Ohtsuki, C., Kim, H.-M., Kokubo, T., Nakamura, T.(2004). Bonelike apatite formation on synthetic polymers coated with titanium oxide . Transactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress.