Nanochemistry and Nanoengineering group
Research areas of the Nanochemistry and Nanoengineering Group
Advanced Materials. 19, 1262 (2007)
From synthesis to function is our vision.
The Elbahri group works to establish new aspects of nanosynthesis and nanopatterning, as well as the development of new nanocomposites and nanodevices, with an imaginative approach that has resulted in the issuance of several patents with more continually in process. The research
encompasses design, synthesis, functionalization, patterning, and self-assembly of nanoscale materials for applications in plasmonics, photonics, electronics, sensing, separation, and medicine. Using wet chemistry, electrospinning, physical deposition and their combinations, we aim to create nanomaterials and nanocomposites (e.g. metal, metal oxide, polymer, etc.) with diverse multifunctional properties for new technological applications.
In this area of research, we focus on production and structuring of nanoparticles of different materials (metals, metal-oxides and bio-minerals) with different sizes and morphology. We established a novel green nano-synthesis approach which is fast, cost effective and simple to produce a large quantities of controlled quasi-monodisperse particles [read more]
Bioinspired synthesis of nanomaterials is an attractive field for nanochemists. Recently, there has been an increased interest in the synthesis of nanocolloids and bionancomposite systems in a biomineralization-like fashion. [read more]
Nanostructured polymer and polymer-based nanocomposites are key materials for new device applications. In recent years the fabrication of nanostructured polymeric materials (e.g.; monodispersed latex, block copolymers, nanocomposites) has evolved rapidly. [read more]
Plasmonic metamaterials are artificial structures with exotic properties coming from their plasmon resonance. Recently this topic attracted the attention because of its great potential for broad area of application ranging from optics to energy. In our research group, we are dealing with the mentioned concept for two purposes which are directly correlated to each other, namely; transparent conductor and solar absorber [read more]
The electrospining technique is a well-known process for making continuous sub-micron to nano-size fibers in the nonwoven mat form. Such thin fibers provide unexpected high surface area to volume ratios and are of interest for many applications ranging from textile to composite reinforcement, biomaterials, membranes, and sensors. [read more]
The ability to control the fine structure of materials on the nanoscale provides an unprecedented opportunity to develop new and improved biologically active materials [read more]
Optical, electrical, magnetic and sensoric devices based on nanocomposite are a highly active area with a special interest regarding separated nanoparticles. However, most of the work in this area making use of nanoparticles regards the polymer itself as little more than a host matrix. Alternatively, smart polymers have become one important class of polymers and their applications have been increasing significantly. [read more]
Last Update: 10/27/2010