Our paper on antiferroelectric materials has been published in Scripta Materialia.
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.
Saman graduated with a Ph. D. degree in Science of Advanced Materials and is heading to University of Michigan as a Research Engineer. Congratulations, Dr. Parizi!
CARUNTU Research Group
Nanostructured Materials For Energy Applications
Swati and Tommaso had poster presentations at the Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting, in Boston, MA, November 27- December 2, 2016.
Tommaso has won the Best Poster Presentation award at the Michigan Microscopy Society Annual Meeting in Rochester Hills, MI.Congratulations, Tommaso!
Our group participated at the 13th International Conference on Nanotechnology (Nanotexnology 2016; Thessaloniki, Greece)
Swati won the Outstanding Dissertation Award for the M. Sc. work. Congratulations, Swati!