CVD / Biosurfaces
CVD/Biosurfaces Department is interested in the synthesis of nanomaterials with an emphasis on developing new bottom-up synthetic approaches and understanding novel properties of such nanomaterials.
Our research focused on the development of new molecular precursors and deposition of these precursors through well established methods including CVD and PVD. Furthermore sol-gel and laser assisted materials processing methods are combined with gas phase deposition approaches to fabricate functional surfaces.
As one can predict from the name of the department, we carry out also an intensive research to understand the interface between nanomaterials and biological systems Especially in the field of implant and biomaterial applications, we collaborate with different bio- and medical institutions to explore the interactions of various cell types with nano/micro structured surfaces. The main aim of this research is to improve the biocompatibility of implant materials.
Main research fields are:
- One-dimensional (1D) nanostructures
- Functional coatings by CVD
- Nanostructured coatings by plasma CVD
- Micro/Nanostructured surfaces to study cell interactions
- Nanoparticles for biological and medical applications
- Microbicidal coatings