In this work we investigated the possibility to use electrophoretic deposition from organic solvents in order to deposit catalytically active surface-stabilized nanoparticles on a substrate. This permits to functionalize a surface by depositing a catalytic layer or simply offers a way to collect the synthesized nanoparticles e.g. for subsequent characterization. As an example, Co nanoparticles were prepared using a sonochemical method, and subsequently deposited on a substrate by electrophoretic deposition. We used ionic liquids (IL) in order to increase the ζ-potential of the nano particles.