Synthesis and advanced characterization of Nanocomposites and Bioinspired materials

The research interest of this group focuses on:

  • Synthesis of nanopowders by using hydrothermal, coprecipitation and sol-gel synthesis techniques, including their morphological, textural and structural characterization.
  • Consolidation of nanopowders into dense nanostructured materials and characterization of their physical properties (mechanical, optical, electrical…).
  • Precise characterization of the materials’ structure using advanced X-ray diffraction techniques and synchrotron light.
Fracture surface of a hydroxyapatite specimen sintered at 1200°C by Spark Plasma Sintering.
Fracture surface of a hydroxyapatite specimen sintered at 1200°C by Spark Plasma Sintering.