Nanomaterials Design

Research

Our research focuses on nanostructured materials such as metal-organic frameworks, carbon nanotubes, fullerene, graphene, black phosphorous. We synthesize them, study their physical and chemical properties by means of various spectroscopic and microscopic techniques, and seek their applications in optoelectronics, spintronics, energy harvesting and storage.

Novel nanostructures

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)

Single-molecule magnets (SMMs)

Metal clusters

Mirrored carbon spirals

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs)

Functionalisation of nanostructures

Doping MOFs, SMMs, CNTs, graphene, fullerene and black phosphorous by intercalation with alkali metals, donor/acceptor molecules.


Electrochemical doping

Physical and chemical properties of nanostructures

Tomonaga-Luttinger Liquid, Nano-magnetism, Nano-catalysts

Electrical transport and application

Magneto-transport in CNTs, Resistive photo- and gas-sensing, solar cells and ion batteries based on MOFs