© Caruntu Group; Central Michigan University 2014
Our group succesfully relocated to  Central Michigan University as a  member of the Chemistry Department  and the Science of Advanced Materials  Program.
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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.
 August 2013
Tommaso Costanzo joined our  research group as a Ph. D. student.  Tomasso obtained a M. S. in  Chemistry from University of Pavia  (Italy).
February 2014
Our paper on barium ferrrite films by  the liquid phase deposition (LPD)  method was published in Journal of  Physical Chemistry C.  
January 2014
Materials Science & Technology  Conference, Montreal,  October 27-31,  2013.
October 2013
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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 Prof. Xu group at UC Berkeley  was published in Nanoscale. 
 February 2014
Electroceramics XIV Conference,    Bucharest (Romania), June 16-20, 2014.
April 2014
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