© Caruntu Group; Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Central Michigan University 2014
The 16th Annual Graduate  Symposium at Wayne State University,  October 11th, 2014
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Research in our group is directed towards the fundamental aspects of  the  design and fabrication of nanoscale functional materials with  application in energy storage and conversion, sensing, catalysis and  spintronics. To this end, we exploit basic concepts of colloidal chemistry,  molecular self-assembly  and surface functionalization to design novel  nanostructures with controlled internal structure, chemical composition  and selectable topologies, such as colloidal nanocrystals, nanotubes and  nanorods and thin films. We are particularly interested in the study of the ferroic ordering in  low dimensional metal oxides by combining different diffraction,  spectroscopy and  microscopy tecniques. We are also interested in  assemblying nano-objects into hybrid hierarchical structures such as  multiferroic or polymer-ceramic nanocomposites with selectable  topologies, such as core-shell nanoparticles, nanowire-nanotube hybrid  arrays and multilayered composites, their characterization and use as  building blocks for the fabrication of functional devices.
 September 2014
Tommaso Constanzo joined our  research group as a Ph. D. student.  Tomasso obtained a M. S. in  Chemistry from University of Pavia  (Italy). 
March 2014
The 7th International Conference on  Electroceramics (ICE2015), May 13-  16th 2015, Penn State  
May 2015
Saman’s paper on perovskite-polymer  nanocomposites for flexible energy  storage devices was accepted in ACS  Materials & Interfaces. Congrats  Saman! 
October 2014
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CARUNTU Research Group
Nanostructured Materials For Energy Applications
Our paper on polymer-ceramic  dielectric nanocomposites for energy  storage applications in collaboration  with Xu group at UC Berkeley was  published in Nanoscale. 
 February 2014
Electroceramics XIV Conference,    Bucharest (Romania), June 16-20, 2014.
June 2014
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