Short presentation of the research activity of the National Centre for Micro and Nanomaterials

Raising the quality of life, improving the health and safety status of the humankind, industrial development and of new products and technologies, all of them are based on designing of new materials, having new functions and improved properties. This is the purpose of the research activities performed by the teams which are active within the National Centre for Micro and Nanomaterials (the laboratory is part of the Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials from Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science at University POLITEHNICA from Bucharest), the proposed research programs addressing the development of multifunctional materials, nano and microstructured, which are combining oxide, organic, polymeric or metallic materials, and have pre-determined properties. The proposed research activity is comprehensive, to the sense that it includes the synthesis, processing, characterization, modeling, and validation of the new multifunctional materials.

The main research directions which are emphasized are:

  • Modern synthesis methods for oxide nanopowders;
  • Synthesis and characterization of oxide, polymeric and nanostructured composite biomaterials;
  • Nanostructured ceramics with high thermal – mechanical and electrical properties;
  • Oxide nanopowders, nanocrystalline ceramics and nanostructured films with ferroelectric properties;
  • Environmental friendly ceramic materials with very good electrical properties;
  • Micro / nanostructured multiferroic ceramic and composite materials with magneto – electrical coupling;
  • Synthesis and properties of aromatic carbonyl – metal complexes;
  • Organized molecular systems;
  • Nanocomposite carbonic systems;
  • Synthesis and characterization of nanocomposites reinforced with stratified silicates and carbon nanotubes;
  • Electro – conductive micro and nanopolymers for electronic applications;
  • Micro and nano scale analysis and characterization of metallic and non – metallic materials;
  • Characterization of new nanostructured materials, carbon nanotubes, nanocrystals and nanoparticles;
  • Studying the biological structures and cells;
  • Multifunctional materials with functional gradient.