The research in our lab is oriented to the synthesis and the characterization of new materials for sensing, energy production, mechanical and biomedical applications.
Our main focus is on inorganic materials in form of bulk, thin films, nanopowders, nanorod and hierarchical nanostructures. We produce these materials by solid-state or wet-chemistry methods. Bulk nanomaterials are obtained through nanopowders densification, using High-Pressure Field Assisted Sintering (HP-FAST / HP-SPS).
Our characterization techniques include XRD, thermal analysis (TGA, DTA, DSC), optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SE, BS, EDS, EBSD), Impedance spectroscopy, EXAFS and XANES.