Functional and Energy Materials

Researchers in the department are interested in a wide range of functional materials for a wide range of applications. New materials for photovoltaic technologies are a particular focus, targeting next generation materials such as organometal halide perovskites and organic semiconductors. Novel (opto) electronic materials including graphene, 2D transition metal dichalcogenides and topological insulators are also of interest for photonic, plasmonic and optoelectronic applications. Another strong research area is magnetic materials including nanocrystalline soft magnetic alloys, magnetic nanoparticles and magnetic thin films for applications ranging from healthcare to spintronics.

Areas


Magnetic materials

Magnetic materials

Magnetic materials

Expertise

  • High strength rare earth permanent magnets
  • Soft magnetic materials
  • Spintronics and magnetic semiconductors
  • Magnetic metal organic frameworks
  • Nanostructured magnetic materials

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Photonic, plasmonic and solar cell materials

Photonic, plasmonic and solar cell materialsPhotonic, plasmonic and solar cell materials

Expertise

  • Solar cells and solar cell materials
  • Plasmonics
  • Photonics
  • Photoconductors
  • Optoelectronics
  • LEDs
  • Ceramics

Experts


Nanostructured materials

Nanostructured materials

Expertise

  • Catalysts
  • Sensor materials
  • Nanostructured devices and fabrication
  • Nanoparticles and nanocomposites
  • Nanostructured magnetic materials
Nanostructured materials

Experts


Energy Storage

Energy storage

Expertise

  • Energy materials
  • Energy storage systems
  • Liquid electrolyte gating
  • Battery materials

Experts


Electronics

Electronics

Expertise

  • Printed electronics
  • Organic semiconductors
  • Organic electronic materials
  • Topological insulators
  • High temperature superconductors
  • Electrodes
  • Field effect transistors

Experts





2D materials and coatings

2D materials and coatings

2D materials and coatings

Expertise

  • Atomically thin materials
  • Functional coatings
  • Protective coatings
  • Curved graphitic structures
  • Membranes
  • Thin film growth

Experts


Amorphous materials

Amorphous materials

Expertise

  • Soft materials
  • Melt spinning
  • Metallic glasses

Experts