Nanomachines & Nanomanipulation Functionalized Nanoporous Materials
Nanoporous materials can find application in a wide variety of areas, such as catalysis, sensors, gas storage, and optoelectronics. As an example of such a class of materials, covalent organic frameworks (COFs) have increasingly attracted interest in the literature due to their tunable pore size, permanent porosity, high surface area, and stability towards heat and various organic solvents.
In order to target specific applications employing these porous networks, tuning of the COF properties is desirable. This can be achieved, for instance, by equipping the pores with appropriate functionalities. The focus of this project is on the development of functionalized framework materials and their application in sensing and recognition.
Other projects of the workgroup
- Self-organized dye nanocomposites
- Novel Nano-enabled Energy Efficient and Safe HVAC ducts and systems contributing to a healthier indoor environment
- Polymer-based magnetic nanocomposites from soft templates
- Development of Functionalized Magnetic polymer nanobeads for biomolecular sensing using soft templating
- Antimicrobial contact lenses