Materials

Through its research into advanced materials and processes, the “Materials Research and Technology” (MRT) Department with is 170 researchers and engineers, to the emergence of enabling technologies that underpin the innovation processes of local and international industry. MRT’s activities hinge on three thematic pillars: nanomaterials and nanotechnology, sustainable composite materials and manufacturing and process technologies, including scientific instrumentation.

Research units

The department also features two high- tech platforms, one focusing on composites and one providing characterization and testing. Both platforms are open to LIST research staff as well as other Luxembourgish stakeholders. Lastly, the department leverages its charged particle beam expertise through the development of new nano-imaging and nano-analysis technologies.

LIST’s Advanced Instrumentation for Ion Nano-Analytics (AINA) focuses on the development of scientific instruments based on charged particle beams and correlative workflows taking advantage of these instruments. AINA’s R&D activity covers fundamental investigations, instrument development and application development. The targeted fields of application for the instrumentation and methodologies developed by the technology line are nano- imaging, nano-analysis and in-situ process control for nano-fabrication. 

Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology  / Sustainable Polymeric & Composite Materials  /  Advanced Instrumentation for Ion Nano-Analytics 

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

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

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

EnergyCell

Design a new generation of durable electrodes for fuel cells

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

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.

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

Contact

Dr Damien LENOBLE
Dr Damien LENOBLE

Director of Materials Research and Technology department

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