Materials

Through its research into advanced materials and processes, the “Materials Research and Technology” (MRT) department, with its 200 researchers and engineers, contributes to the emergence of enabling technologies that underpin the innovation processes of local and international industry. MRT’s activities hinge on four thematic pillars: nanomaterials and nanotechnology, scientific instrumentation and process technology, structural composites, and functional polymers.

Research units

The department also includes four high-tech platforms, focusing on composites, prototyping, characterization and testing. These platforms serve both LIST research staff, and other stakeholders in Luxembourg.

Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology  / Scientific Instrumentation and Process Technology / Structural Composites / Functional Polymers

Priority areas 

  • Sensors and actuators,
  • Photocatalysis and energy harvesters,
  • Transparent electronics and smart nanocomposites,
  • Modelling and design of structures and multifunctional composites,
  • Bio-based polymers and composites,
  • Adhesion and compatibilization of fibres/matrix,
  • Process engineering and advanced manufacturing,
  • Functional Coatings.

Equipment and facilities

LIST’s Process Engineering and Prototyping Platform offers a unique variety of expertise and pools cutting-edge equipment for coating, thin films, particle engineering, nano-fabrication, prototyping and functional measurements. The Materials Characterization and Testing Platform offers a wide range of standardized and made-to-measure services in: 

Current projects

1008

Making smart nanocarriers applicable to the pharmaceutical industry through the development of an innovative mechano-chemical process

AFTB

AFTB project aims to create the required conditions for the uptake of adhesive free Engineered Wood Products by the construction industry.

CO-FERMAT

Coupling in Multifunctional ferroic materials

CO3

Cold spray of metallic coating on polymer and composite material

DEPTOS

Mastering the faults in type P transparent semiconductor oxides

DURAPLA

Mechanical recycling of polylactide for new applications

DURAPOLYMAT

Durability of Polymer Based Composite Materials and Structures

ECOBLEND

New approaches for a green compatibilization of immiscible blends of PLA and ABS

ElectroMed

Developing an innovative programmable high-throughput peptide microarray technology for next generation precision medicine.

EnergyCell

Design a new generation of durable electrodes for fuel cells

FLUO-GUT

Development of Correlative Microscopy methods for toxicant location at cellular and subcellular level

FOCAL1DS

Developing a space deployable 1D focal plane detector for a compact magnetic sector mass spectrometer as key technology for in order to lunar ice and regolith elementary analysis.

FR-COATINGS

New Nanocomposite Coatings for Fire Retardant Applications

FullComp

A multidisciplinary, intersectoral and international research training network focused on the full spectrum of composite materials.

HABaC

Elaborer des revêtements hybrides antibactériens

IMPROVE-STEM

MASSENA

MASSENA, focus on materials for sensing and energy harvesting, corner stones of modern society.

MATCH

Creating a network of stakeholders from industry, research and university active in the European materials sector

METAMARINE

Development of an innovative industrial process to protect steel against corrosion

MS-SPACE

To adapt and pursue the development of the mass spectrometry technology developed by LIST for space applications

NACHOS

NACHOS is dedicated to the development of new passivation contacts for silicon solar cells and characterizing them by new techniques for correlative nanoanalytics.

NANION

Nanomaterial toxicity - The role of surface properties and released ions for uptake and effects

NANO-PH

Nano electronics for pH control and ultra-dense electrochemical synthesis

NANOPIMS

Developing new high-temperature performance PVD coatings for high speed machining technology

NBactspace

Towards novel non-toxic and antimicrobial coatings for spacecraft indoors

npSCOPE

Developing a new integrated, optimised instrument to provide a comprehensive physico-chemical characterisation of nanoparticles.

PNANO4BONE

PNANO4BONE, Nanocarriers and ionized gas applied together to scaffolds for bone regeneration

PriSe

Assessment of innovative techniques for direct printing of thermal and strain sensors onto spacecraft parts.

PULSATEC

Towards an international and sustainable collaboration enabling industrial applications of pulsed plasma surface treatment technologies.

SAMIA-3D

Towards an industrial application of 3D-printed structural composite materials

Soil3D

Development of a single 3D model for the analysis of soil microstructures at high resolution

TRANSPERBAR

Improving the preservation properties of transparent flexible food packaging using a new technique of light-transparent and gas-impermeable coating.

ULOWBEAM

Define the experimental conditions for a better characterization of the material’s composition & structure on a very small scale based on a process using ultra-low energy ion beams

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