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 the form of sintered materials, thin films, nanopowders, nanorods, and hierarchical nanostructures. We use mostly solid-state or wet-chemistry synthesis methods. Bulk nanomaterials are obtained through 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.