MODELLING OF MATERIALS BEHAVIOUR

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  • Nano- and mesoscopic modelling of bio-fluids
  • Architecture and modelling of complex systems
  • Micro and nanoscale rheology
  • Multiscale modelling of polymeric systems

NANOFABRICATION AND MICRO-TECHNOLOGIES

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  • Functional materials: novel nano-oxide/ceramics materials; thin film semiconductors dielectrics and shape memory alloys; chromogenic nanomaterials
  • Flexible electronics
  • Thin film semiconductor devices (thin film transistors; optical sensors, gas sensors)
  • Bio-funcionalization DNA/protein; nanomanipulation of nanoprobes and its integration in diagnostics platforms
  • Development of nano and micro sensors

NANO AND MICROSTRUCTURED POLYMER-BASED SYSTEMS

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  • Microprocessing of polymers and composites; engineering applications
  • Nematic nanotube gels and active viscoelastic materials
  • Nano and microlithography with elastomeric materials
  • Polymeric materials and nanocomposites for functional, electronic, optoelectronic and photonic applications
  • Reactive processing and compounding

PHYSICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF SELF-ASSEMBLED NANOSTRUCTURES

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  • Crystal photonics, quantum cryptography and quantum communications
  • Metrology (SNOM, AFM, confocal spectroscopy)
  • Physical characterisation techniques: X-Ray spectroscopy, rheo-optical analysis (PIV, LDA, microfluidics)
  • Nanov-materials for quantum confinement in photovoltaic solar cells with high conversion efficiencies