Materials and Nanoscience
Materials and Nanoscience combines principles from chemistry, physics and engineering towards understanding how the structure and composition of solid materials determines their properties and function. This is achieved through development of new synthetic approaches, analytical methods and device engineering. Furthermore, in the nanoscale, the size of solids strongly affects materials properties, thus, the effect of size and dimensionally on material properties is the main premise of nanoscience. Together, these scientific fields are highly important for the development of new technologies ranging from lubrication to electronics.
Prof. Ernesto Joselevich
We investigate the formation and organization of nanomaterials (including nanowires, nanotubes and 2D materials), their physical properties (structural, mechanical, electronic, optical, optoelectronic, electromechanical, etc.), and their integration into functional systems (computing, solar cells, sensors, etc.).
Prof. Igor Lubomirsky
Structural, mechanical, electromechanical, and polar properties of materials. Specific directions: non-classical electrostrictors, piezoelectrics and strongly anelastic solids; influence of surface charge and impurities on ice nucleation; recycling of gold, platinum and rare earth form waste; flue gases desulfurization