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Synthesis and integration of nanomaterials (nanotubes, nanofibers and hybrids)​

  • Synthesis of nanocarbon/semiconductor hybrids for photo and electrocatalysis, interaction of nanocarbons with liquid molecules, polyelectrolytes and inorganic salts.
  • Sensors: chemical, piezoresistive, piezoelectric.
  • Hierarchical materials: materials design from the nanoscale to the macroscale, nano-reinforced materials, composite materials with enhanced electrical and thermal conductivity.

Synthesis and properties of polymer-based multifunctional nanocomposites​

  • Sustainable materials: bio-based nanocarriers, novel guest-host nanomaterials, nano-cross linkers, functional dye-sensitized solar cells, multifunctional polymer nanocomposites, etc.
  • Fire retardant materials through nanodesign: multifunctional nanomaterials to increase fire retardancy: layered double hydroxides, sepiolite, molybdenum disulphide (MoS2), nanocarbon, nano metal hydroxide, nanocoatings, etc.

Electrochemical energy storage

  • Tailored designing of nanostructured electrode materials, interfaces and electrolyte compositions.
  • Spectroscopic/microscopic studies and implementation in electrochemical energy storage devices such as Li-ion, Na-ion, Li-S and Li-O2.

Computational and data-driven materials discovery

  • Discovery of porous materials for energy applications (CO2 capture, methane storage).
  • Design of ionic liquids.
  • Characterisation of nanoparticles and others.