Our ambition

LIST's Materials Research and Technology (MRT) department catalyses the translation of cutting-edge research on smart materials towards industrial innovation.

Our research challenges

We focus on two Key Enabling Technologies (KETs): nanomaterials and nanotechnology, and composite materials. We have also a technology line dedicated to "Advanced Instrumentation for Ion Nano-Analytics".

Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology

  • Ferroic materials for transducers
  • Transparent electronics and optical tuneable nanocomposites
  • Nano-enabled medicine and cosmetics

Composite Materials

  • Bio-based and functional composites
  • Adhesion and interface engineering

Technology Line

Emerging research topics

Transducing materials and actuators, Photocatalysis and energy harvesters, Transparent electronics and smart nanocomposites, Point-of-Care and drug delivery, Modelling and design of structures and multifunctional composites, Bio-based polymers and composites, Adhesion and compatibilization of fibres/matrix, Process engineering and advanced manufacturing

Key markets and sectors

  • Space and Aeronautics
  • Smart Glass and Buildings
  • Sensors and Automotive
  • High-Tech Equipment and Consumer Goods
  • Medical and Cosmetics

Equipment and facilities

In our Central Materials Laboratory, we have a unique variety of expertise and equipment at the cutting edge of technology.

We offer to our clients access to these expertise and equipment for their own research and innovation projects and propose via our Materials Characterisation and Testing Platform  a wide range of standardized and made-to-measure services in: Molecular analysis, Elemental and isotopic analysis, Structure, morphology and topography, Mechanical testing and accelerated ageing, Fire testing, and Thermal analysis.

Our catalogue of expertise and equipment!

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At a press conference, Marc Hansen, Deputy Minister for Research, and Francine Closener, Secretary of State for the Economy, presented the future "National Composite Centre - Luxembourg".

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SYSBIONAMA project results published in Nature


The project analyses microbial communities with advanced molecular biology technologies to develop predictive models to control and thus direct microbial ecosystems towards desired outcomes.

Work of LIST researchers featured on well-read nanotechnology news portal


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LIST's researcher to contribute to the editing of two international journals


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Nanomaterials and Composites : eyes on Dresden


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FullComp project launches with aim of developing training in composite materials


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LIST PhD student awarded at E-MRS 2015 Spring Meeting


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Strong LIST presence at E-MRS 2015 Spring Meeting


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A paper co-signed by LIST in Nature Physics


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Visit of a delegation from Toyota Motor Corporation


On March 4, 2015, the LIST hosted a delegation from Toyota Motor Corporation.

LIST researcher awarded by Chinese Government


Dr Fan Xu gets the 2014 Chinese government award: “Outstanding self-financed PhD thesis abroad”.

Sectoral Mission in Turkey: from space technologies to automotive


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Participation in the sectorial mission in Turkey


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