Ana Castilla

Dr Ana Castilla MSc, PhD, MRSC

Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Key details

Dr Ana M Castilla

Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Ana holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of the Balearic Islands and has carried out research in several institutions such as the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), University of Liverpool, University of Cambridge and Queen Mary University of London. Her research background is highly interdisciplinary, spanning different areas within the fields of supramolecular and materials chemistry, and nanotechnology. In October 2019, Ana moved to her new role at the University of Greenwich where she is pursuing her research interests in the bottom-up design of smart gels and other soft (nano)materials at the interface of supramolecular chemistry, nanotechnology and biomaterials.


Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Research / Scholarly interests

Research main interests: supramolecular chemistry, self-assembly, gels, smart (nano)materials, stimuli-responsive systems and polymeric nanoparticles for drug delivery and sensing.

Recent publications


Ghosh, Amit , Slappendel, Laura, Nguyen, Bao-Nguyen T., von Krbek, Larissa K. S. , Ronson, Tanya K. , Castilla, Ana Maria , Nitschke, Jonathan R. (2023), Light-powered reversible guest release and uptake from Zn4L4 capsules. American Chemical Society. In: , , , . American Chemical Society, Journal of the American Chemical Society AU, 145 (7) . pp. 3828-3832 ISSN: 2691-3704 (Print), 1520-5126 (Online) (doi:

Castilla, Ana Maria , Mille, Mark A., Nitschke, Jonathan R., Smulders, Maarten M. J. (2016), Quantification of stereochemical communication in metal-organic assemblies. Wiley - VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. In: , , , . Wiley - VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 55 (36) . pp. 10616-10620 ISSN: 1433-7851 (Print), 1521-3773 (Online) (doi:

Conference item

El-Mahrouky, Yomna , Castilla, Ana Maria, Alexander, Bruce (2023), Self-assembled nanomaterials for fragrance delivery. In: University of Greenwich Ph.D. (NRIPS) Symposium 2023, 9th June 2023, University of Greenwich , . , (doi: