The 8th International Conference on Advanced Materials (ROCAM2015), Bucharest, Romania.
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.
Our paper on the synthesis and controlled-self assembly of ferroelectric perovskite nanocrystals has been published in Nanoscale.
Benard Kavey joined the group as a graduate student.
CARUNTU Research Group
Nanostructured Materials For Energy Applications
Dr. Caruntu, along with other faculty members have been awarded a NSF- MRI research grant for the aquisition of a performant transmission electron microscope.