© Caruntu Group; Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Central Michigan University 2014
The 16th Annual Graduate
Symposium at Wayne State University,
October 11th, 2014
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.
Tommaso Constanzo joined our
research group as a Ph. D. student.
Tomasso obtained a M. S. in
Chemistry from University of Pavia
Our paper on barium ferrrite films by
the liquid phase deposition (LPD)
method was published in Journal of
Physical Chemistry C.
Materials Science& Technology
Conference, Montreal, October 27-31,
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.
Electroceramics XIV Conference,
Bucharest (Romania), June 16-20, 2014.