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The research group of ‘Nanomaterials for Energy applications’ belongs to the Chair of Energy Applications Engineering. It is a collaborative effort with the ‘Applied Nanoengineering Research Group in the other Chair of the Institute. They both belong to a larger research endeavor called ‘Nanoparticles applied to sustainable energy and biomedical applications’ ( Our research group deals with the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials in optoelectronic and electrochemical devices. The group has competence in oxide nanoparticle synthesis, carbon nanostructure based hybrid materials, polymer based hybrid materials, device fabrication, transmission electron microscopy, electron energy loss spectroscopy, Scanning electron microscopy, UV-Vis spectroscopy, photoluminescence spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry, thin film deposition techniques and X-Ray diffraction. The aim of the work group is to nanoengineer materials by creating for example defect states in nanomaterials and probing new chemical synthesis routes. For instance, selected shallow or deep level defects states can increase the efficiency of the photovoltaic device by suppressing recombination. In the case of LED, these induced defects contribute to visible electroluminescence. Tailoring properties of these nanomaterials by combining them with organic nanomaterials provides new strategies for device architectures.


Protima Rauwel, Professor, Head of Chair, Energy Applications Engineering

Yuri Hendrix, Postdoctoral fellow
Topic: nanomaterial assisted dye degradation


Keshav Nagpal, Junior Research Fellow, PhD student
Topic: Development of LED prototypes using CNT- ZnO hybrid nanomaterials as emissive layers

Yashita Khunger, PhD student (from 1st March 2021)
Topic: Polymer encapsulation of metal oxide nanoparticles for photovoltaic applications