Nanocomposite materials

Development, processing and applied research 

Materials and processing:

  • - Polymers, biopolymers, nanoparticles, nanowires, oxides, molecules, nanocomposites
  • - Thin film deposition, sol-gel and printing techniques, self-assembly, surface plasma treatment

 Applied research axes:

    • - Materials for transparent electrodes, organic electronics, organic photovoltaics, and flexible electronics
    • - Conductive (bio)polymers and polymer blends 
    • - Surface functionalization and sensor developments
    • - Nanocomposites for packaging, paper, food and cosmetics industry

Application fields:

      • - Packaging, paper, food and cosmetics industry 
      • - Medical devices and implants industry
      • - Pharmaceutical R&D
      • - Sensor developments and R&D
      • - Photovoltaics industry


Application example: Flexible electrodes for MedTech applications: 

 Design and characterization of flexible electrodes for MedTech applications

 

    

 

 

Application example: transparent conductive electrodes: 

 Organic molecular films present opportunities for low cost, all solution processing of flexible electronic devices. Organic electronics, printed electronics or polymer electronics, is a branch of electronics dealing with conductive polymers and conductive small molecules. An important topic are transparent electrodes (transparent oxydes, graphene, transparent conductive polymer-nanocomposites). We combine our competences in physics, materials science, electrical engineering, optical and electrical measurement, simulation techniques, formulation and procesing techiques, as well as applied nanosciences for the development and characterization of printable materials for transparent electrodes. 

 

                     

 

                  

 

 

Techniques:

  • - Organic device simulation
  • - Transparent conducting materials
  • - Spincoating, inkjet printing, spray-coating, doctor blading, dip-coating, electrospinning, 
  • - Thin film measurements (thickness, nano- and microtopography, UV-vis-NIR spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy)
  • - Electrical characterization (I-V, four-point probing, solar simulator AM1.5 for PV cell testing)

We are looking forward to meeting partners from industry and academia with similar interests and complementary competences for possible R&D collaboration.