Coatings / Surfaces
Professor Bojdys research focuses on the design of covalent organic polymers with applications as organic transistor devices and on light-reactive polymers (e.g., Nat. Commun. 2019. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-11264-z). He and his team cooperate with established battery and coating companies and with a Berlin SME.
Recently, Professor Bojdys and his team successfully licensed their patent for high capacitance anodes (WO2020DE100294, DE102019110450), built from their materials. They aim to further develop their technology with industrial partners within the newly established European Innovation Council (EIC).
Since 2018, Professor Bojdys has been a member of the "Young Scientists" at the World Economic Forum (WEF) and further serves on their advisory board since 2019.
- Gas sorption analysis: Quantachrome Instruments Autosorb IQ (probegases: N2, Ar).
- Robotic synthesis & formulation: ChemSpeed ASW 2000
- X-ray diffractometers (Cu and Mo radiation, transmittance, Bragg-Brentano and reflectonomy configuration).
- WO/2020/216408 - RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM-ION BATTERY ANODE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM-ION BATTERY ANODE
- WO/2016/027042 - TWO-DIMENSIONAL CARBON NITRIDE MATERIAL AND METHOD OF PREPARATION
- ERC Proof of Concept Grant (Ultra-high energy storage Li-anode materials - LiAnMAT)
- ERC Starting Grant (Beyond Graphene Materials - BEGMAT)
The working group, of which Professor Adelhelm is head of, is engaged with the field of applied materials research. Where the main research focus lies on materials, which are suited for power storage in batteries. Therefore especially lithium-ion- and sodium-ion batteries, as well as alternative cell designs (metal-, sulphur- and all-solit-batteries) are being explored. However, the working groups goal has always been explorative research and the complete clarification of physico-chemical correlations.
- material synthesis: ball mills, wet chemistry laboratory, stoves, calcination (grams scale)
- techniques of characterization: Powder X-Ray Diffraction (P-XRD), Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), Raman Spectroscopy, Infrared Spectroscopy
- Electrochemistry: multiple glove-boxes (Ar, N2), preparation of battery cells, battery test station (cycling of a battery), Potentiostat/Galvanostat with 2 and 3 electrode arrangement, Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy, (in situ/operando) special analyses like Dilatometer, or Mass Spectrometry during cell performance
- various joint projects with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
- direct cooperations with companies (measurement orders)
Prof. Pinna works on the development of nanostructured materials. In his current research, he focuses on the synthesis of novel multifunctional materials, their characterization and the study of their physical properties. Together with his team, he works towards several objectives. The first is the synthesis of crystalline metal oxide nanoparticles, heterostructures, hybrid materials and thin films by novel nonaqueous sol-gel routes. In a following step, he assembles the obtained materials. Furthermore, the team carries out their chemical and structural characterisation. This also includes the study of their physical properties, which are among others of optical, electrical, electrochemical, magnetic, catalytic or gas sensing type.
- transmission electron microscopy, Model type CM200LaB6: bright/dark field, electron diffraction, EDX
- X-ray diffractometer: Cu and Mo radiation, transmission, Bragg-Brentano and reflectometry configuration
Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Durst Phototechnik Digital Technology GmbH, Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik Aktiengesellschaft, ISOVOLTAIC AG, Sappi Europe
Prof. List-Kratochvil and his research group are working on electronic and optoelectronic hybrid components (based on hybrid material systems and organic or hybrid semiconductors), additive resource-efficient deposition techniques (inkjet printing) and in-situ nanostructuring and synthesis methods. By developing and combining novel electro-active materials with appropriate structuring and processing methods applications in the field of sensor technology, photovoltaics and optoelectronics are developed. Based on a wealth of experience, the AG Hybrid Devices can participate in national research projects, within the framework of European funding projects and programs or in direct contract research on the level from from basic research to joint product development.
- Infrastructure for the fabrication and characterization of thin film hybrid semiconductor devices (LEDs, Hybrid PV, Hybrid transistors, sensor devices)
- Inkjet printing method for structured additive deposition of electronic and photonic functional materials
- Electrical, optical and spectroscopic methods for the characterization of electronic and photonic functional materials
- Infineon Technologies Austria AG - Villach, Austria: joint development of inkjet based processes in semiconductor manufacturing and RFID-antenna technologies
- Durst Phototechnik Digital Technology GmbH - Lienz, Austria: joint development of inkjet based processes for printing on glass, consulting on the construction and ramp-up of a central corporate R&D-facility, training of employees
- Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik Aktiengesellschaft – Leoben, Austria: joint development of inkjet based processes for printing components on printed circuit boards
- ISOVOLTAIC AG – Lebring, Austria: joint development of hybrid PV Technologies
- Sappi Europe, Austria: joint development of coating technologies and electronic functionalities in and on paper