Nature builds very complex, multifunctional systems by assembling simple building blocks in a directed manner compared to which most manmade structures are relatively simple. In a biomimetic approach, we aim to create hierarchical multi-functional one-, two- and three-dimensional structures with controlled long-range order through self-assembly of multifunctional rodlike nanoparticles. To achieve this, ...
Functional properties of two-dimensional nanostructured materials. University of Antwerp
Nanostructured materials at the atomic scale: determining the composition using quantitative analytical electron tomography. University of Antwerp
A hybrid approach towards atomic resolution electron tomography in nanostructured materials. University of Antwerp
In 2004 graphene, i.e. one single atomic layer of carbon atoms arranged according to a honeycomb structure, was successfully isolated. The perfectly two-dimensional (2D) graphene has unique electronic properties, including surprisingly high charge carrier mobility. Graphene also has excellent mechanical properties: it is a very strong material and at the same time extremely flexible. More recently, other 2D materials with similar honeycomb ...
Functionalisation of nanostructured semiconductor metal oxides for chemical sensing (FONSENS). University of Antwerp
Development of highly active nanostructured titaniabased photocatalysts for wastewater remediation and CO2 conversion into valuable chemicals. University of Antwerp
Combining material science and chemical engineering design for novel and fast optical nanostructured sensors. Ghent University
Due to their high relative surface area, nanofibrous materials obtained via electrospinning have
shown to be ideal candidates for high-quality sensors in many sectors, including environmental
monitoring, food inspection and biomedicine. The key challenges remain (i) the controlled
incorporation of analyte-sensitive dye molecules in the nanofibers via chemical linkage without
leaching upon application and (ii) the ...