Research Focus Areas

Our research is categorized in the following ten areas.
Technology and application focus areas

Formulation Technologies

  • Solution chemistry
  • Emulsions
  • Foams
  • Suspensions
  • Regulatory requirements

Interfacial and Surface Modification Technologies

  • Adhesion
  • Friction and lubrication
  • Interfacial transport
  • Biomimetic and bioinspired interfacial technologies
  • Printing and plasma
  • Cleantech surface.

Nanotechnology and Structured Materials

  • Nanocomposites
  • Nanostructured pigment materials and manufacturing processes
  • Nanostructured food and pharmaceutical materials including manufacturing processes
  • Nanodispersed systems

Controlled Delivery and Release Technologies

  • Mesoporous particles and porous organic particles
  • Cleavable surfactants
  • Responsive surface coatings
  • Polyelectrolyte-based delivery vehicles
  • Controlled deposition of friction/adhesion modifiers/substances on surfaces
  • Microcontact printing techniques

Cleantech - Energy and Environmental Technologies

  • Cleantech encompasses parts of the Technology focus areas
  • Formulation technology
  • Interfacial and Surface Modification Technologies
  • Nanotechnology
  • Structured Materials
Knowledge focus areas

Multicomponent Systems

Multicomponent Systems develops methodology and techniques that allow the tracking of the location of individual molecular types in multicomponent solutions and their importance for interfacial phenomena such as adsorption and wetting synergism, dispersibility, adhesion and lubrication.

Dispersed Systems

Encompasses our knowledge in emulsions and foams. Research on the subfields of liquid-liquid and liquid-air dispersions including emulsions and foams is reasonably mature with much knowledge disseminated to industry.

Interfaces in Contact and Motion

  • Tribology
  • Interfacial rheology
  • Adhesion
  • Long-range surface forces

Synthesis and Characterization of Structured Materials

In particular we focus on new nanomaterials and their hybrids, i.e: Nanoparticles

  • Inorganic/organic optical pigments
  • Nanoporous and nanostructured material
  • Structured materials in foods and pharmaceuticals

Biointerfaces and Biosurface Chemistry

  • Marine antifouling paints and coatings
  • Bio-membrane coatings for delivery and release
  • DNA and protein sensor development
  • Protein and peptide adsorption on various surfaces
  • Implant surface modification
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