Research Areas

  1. Chemistry and engineering of 0D–, 1D–, 2D– and 3D–nanomaterials, particularly carbon-based nanomaterials including C60, CNT, graphene, C3N4, carbon dots and MoS2, black phosphorous, and MAX/MXene
  • Liquid-phase exfoliation
  • Surface modification via covalent and non-covalent strategies
  • Purification and spectroscopic/microscopic characterization
  • Preparation of thin films, hydrogels, organogels and aerogels.
  • Applications for composites, energy harvesting and chemical sensors.
  1. Fluidic chemistry to continuous manufacturing of (hybrid) nanomaterials
  • Design and development of microwave promoted high throughput continuous reactors
  • Manufacturing value-added colloidal nanomaterials (g. Fe2O3, TiO2, graphene etc.)
  • Preparation plasmonic nanoparticles (g. Au, Ag) and their hybrids
  • Surface modification and thin film preparation of manufactured materials
  • Photocatalytic applications such as dye degradation, water splitting, H2 production, OER, CO2
  1. Supramolecular self-assembly of high aspect ratio nanoparticles
  2. Microwave-assisted synthesis