Multifunctional Optical Materials Group

Dr. Victor Castaing

Victor Castaing

Multifunctional Optical Materials Group
Institute of Materials Science of Sevilla
Spanish National Research Council
c/ Américo Vespucio, 49. 41092 – Sevilla
tel: +34 954 489 500 ext: 9248

Research Interests

Luminescent materials Optical characterization
– Persistent luminescent nanoparticles
– Thin films preparation
– Photoluminescence
– Persistent luminescence
Photonic architectures  
– Coupling of persistent nanophosphors with photonic nanostructures  

Author Identifiers

ResearcherID: AAU-4752-2020
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-8426-338x

Work Experience

(07/2020-present) – current position
Post-doctoral researcher at Institute of Material Science (CSIC-ICMS). Main activities: Elaboration and optical characterization of persistent luminescent nanophosphors. Tuning of the afterglow properties using photonic nanostructures.

– 12/2019 – 02/2020
Post-doctoral researcher at Institut de Recherche de Chimie Paris, CNRS, France. Main activities: Optical characterizations of luminescent nanothermometers coupled to magnetic nanoheaters.

– 10/2016 – 10/2019
Ph. D. student at Institut de Recherche de Chimie Paris, Université Paris Sciences et Lettres, France under the supervision of Dr. Bruno Viana. Main activities: Design, elaboration, characterization and studies of persistent luminescence materials for in vivo bio imaging and night vision display applications.

– 10/2017 – 11/2017
Visiting Ph. D. at Kyoto University, Japan under the supervision of Prof. Setsuhisa Tanabe. Main activities: Elaboration and characterization of novel transparent glass ceramics with glow in the dark properties.

– 02/2016 – 07/2016
Research intern at the Institut de Recherche de Chimie Paris, CNRS, France under the supervision of Dr. Bruno Viana and Prof. Didier Gourier. Main activities: Studies of the persistent luminescence mechanism in ZnGa2O4:Cr3+ nanoparticles.

– 03/2015 – 07/2015
Research intern at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center at Aarhus University, Denmark under the supervision of Dr. Elena Ferapontova. Main activities: Elaboration of sensing electrodes using dendrimers and complexes.


(09/2015 – 07/2016) – Msc. Degree, Materials chemistry, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France.

(09/2013 – 07/2016) – Bsc. Degree and Msc. Degree, Physical chemistry, Université Paris-Saclay and Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay, Orsay, France.


Rare-earths doped-nanoparticles prepared by pulsed laser ablation in liquids, H. Du, V. Castaing, D. Cuo, B. Viana, Ceram. Int., 2020 In Press.

Facilitating Low-Energy Activation in the Near-Infrared Persistent Luminescent Phosphor Zn1+xGa2-2xSnxO4:Cr3+ via Crystal Field Strength Modulations, Z. Pan, V. Castaing, L. Zhang, C. Zhang, K. Shao, Y. Zheng, C. Duan, J. Liu, C. Richard, B. Viana, J. Phys. Chem. C., 2020, 124, 15, 8347-8358.

NIR-Persistent Luminescence Nanoparticles for Bioimaging, Principle and Perspectives, B. Viana, C. Richard, V. Castaing, E. Glais, M. Pellerin, J. Liu, C. Chaneac, Near Infrared-Emitting Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications, 2020, 163-197.

Cathodoluminescence and microstructural analysis of amorphous yttrium-aluminum-borate luminescent powders, A. D. Sontakke, L. I. D. J. Martin, V. Castaing, B. Viana, P. Smet, J. Lumin., 2019, 215, 116669.

One ion, many facets: efficient, structurally and thermally sensitive luminescence of Eu2+ in binary and ternary strontium borohydride chlorides, T. Wylezich, A. D. Sontakke, V. Castaing, M. Suta, B. Viana, A. Meijerink, N. Kunkel, Chem. Matter., 2019, 31, 21, 8957-8968.

Tuneable trap depth for persistent luminescence by cationic substitution in Pr3+:K1-xNaxNbO3 perovskites, L. Li, V. Castaing, D. Rytz, A. D. Sontakke, Y. Katayama, S. Tanabe, M. Peng, B. Viana, J. Amer. Ceram. Soc., 2019, 102, 5, 2629-2639.

Lanthanide ions as local probes in ionic hydrides: a pulsed electron nuclear double resonance and thermoluminescence study of Eu2+-doped hydride perovskites, J. Phys. Chem. C., 2019, 123, 8, 5031-5041.

Persistent energy transfer in ZGO:Cr3+, Yb3+ a new strategy to design nano glass-ceramics featuring deep red and near infrared persistent luminescence, V. Castaing, A. D. Sontakke, J. Xu, A. J. Fernández-Carrión, C. Genevois, S. Tanabe, M. Allix, B. Viana, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 35, 19458-19468.

Time-gated triplet-state optical spectroscopy to decipher organic luminophores embedded in rigid matrix, A. D. Sontakke, J. M. Mouesca, V. Castaing, A. Ferrier, M. Salaün, I. Gautier-Luneau, V. Maurel, A. Ibanez, B. Viana, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, 20, 36, 23294-23300.

Luminescence properties of ZnGa2O4:Cr3+,Bi3+ nanophosphors for thermometry applications, E. Glais, M. Pellerin, V. Castaing, D. Alloyeau, N. Touati, B. Viana, C. Chaneac, RSC. Adv., 2018, 8, 73, 41767-41774.

Persistent luminescence of ZnGa2O4:Cr3+ transparent glass ceramics: effects of excitation wavelength and excitation power, V. Castaing, A. D. Sontakke, A. J. Fernández-Carrión, N. Touati, L. Binet, M. Allix, D. Gourier, B. Viana, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2017, 44, 5114-5120.

Wiriring of glucose oxidizing flavin adenine dinucleotide-dependent enzymes by methylene blue-modified third generation poly (amidoamine) dendrimers attached to spectroscopic graphite electrodes, V. Castaing, I. Álvarez-Martos, E. E. Ferapontova, Electrochim. Acta, 2016, 197, 263-272.