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Multifunctional Materials

Multimat Highlights

  • Sandra Hilaire published her work in collaboration with different groups on WO3 water splitting in J. Mater. Chem.
  • In collaboration with the Complex group Florian Heiligtag published his work on magnetic coatings in RSC Adv. 
  • Niklaus Kränzlin published together with several group members his work on titania polymorphs in Nanoscale.
  • Florian Heiligtag together with several other group members published his work on Aerogels in Nanoscale and Chem. Mater.
  • Our former guest student Davide published his results obtained in Zurich on the double role of polyethylene glycol in the microwave assisted synthesis of nanometric titania in J. Nanoparticle Res.
  • Felix Rechberger won the runner-up DSM Poster Award in Polymers, Colloids & Interfaces at the Swiss Chemical Society Fall Meeting in Zurich.
  • Felix Rechberger together with Gabriele Ilari published his work on conducting aerogels in Chem. Commun.
  • Several group members have published their results on doping Ni in MoO2 in Chem. Mater.
  • Florian Heiligtag sucessfully defended his Ph.D. thesis - congratulations!
  • Federico Dalcanale published his work in the influence of carbon enrichment in polycarbosilane derived ceramics for MEMS applications in J. Eur. Ceram. Soc.


                                         


	           
	        

The Multifunctional Materials Laboratory at the Department of Materials is led by Prof. Markus Niederberger. The research areas are supervised by the senior researchers in the group: Prof. Markus Niederberger Dr. Dorota Koziej Prof. Walter Caseri


Development of efficient liquid-phase synthesis routes to inorganic materials »

  • Nonaqueous sol-gel chemistry
  • Nonhydrolytic thio sol-gel chemistry
  • Microwave and solvothermal processing
  • Liquid-phase synthesis of bulk metals

Study of chemical formation and crystallization mechanisms »

  • Correlation of organic and inorganic chemistry
  • Nonclassical crystallization pathways
  • Oriented attachment
  • In-situ reaction monitoring

Particle assembly and processing »

  • Surface functionalization of particles
  • Particle dispersions
  • Thin film preparation by dip- and spin-coating
  • Multicomponent powders and aerogels

Inorganic-organic hybrid materials and composites »

  • Nanoparticle-polymer composites
  • Oxide-based hybrid materials
  • Magneto- and electrochromic materials

Applications »

  • Visible-light driven photocatalysts
  • Transparent conducting oxides
  • Lithium ion batteries
  • Chemoresistive CO2 gas sensors
  • Photoelectrochemical water splitting

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