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Our paper on antiferroelectric  materials has been published in  Scripta Materialia. 
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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.
December 2016
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! 
May 2016
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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!
January 2017
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July 2016
Our group participated at the 13th  International Conference on  Nanotechnology (Nanotexnology  2016; Thessaloniki, Greece)
November 2016
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February 2017
Swati won the Outstanding  Dissertation Award for the M. Sc.  work. Congratulations, Swati!