Materials research at the Department of Materials Science and Technology covers a broad spectrum of material systems, applications and technical approaches with the common goal of fundamental understanding of materials properties which will allow the development of new materials and innovative technologies. Our researchers are carrying out cutting edge work, both theoretical and experimental aimed in a broad research area covering soft matter, biomaterials, semiconductors, optoelectronic and magnetic materials. Increasingly materials scientists and engineers focus on the control of atomic and mesoscopic scale structures in order to tailor materials properties. This focus has pushed our discipline to the forefront of developing and applying new tools to observe and manipulate matter at the smallest scales.
Interdisciplinary research in the Department focuses in six areas:
- Laboratory of Biomaterials and Bioengineering. It comprises:
- Laboratory of Optoelectronics. It comprises:
- Laboratory of Polymer and Colloid Science (Petekidis, Vlassopoulos)
- Laboratory of Materials Chemistry. It comprises:
- Laboratory of Theoretical and Computational Materials Science. It comprises: