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.
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.
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:
Making smart nanocarriers applicable to the pharmaceutical industry through the development of an innovative mechano-chemical process
AFTB project aims to create the required conditions for the uptake of adhesive free Engineered Wood Products by the construction industry.
Towards a new generation of reinforced cellulose fibres for 3D printed composites
BIOMAC aims to establish an Open Innovation Test Bed (OITB) Ecosystem capable of upscaling the market
Coupling in Multifunctional ferroic materials
Cold spray of metallic coating on polymer and composite material
Mastering the faults in type P transparent semiconductor oxides
Mechanical recycling of polylactide for new applications
Durability of Polymer Based Composite Materials and Structures
New approaches for a green compatibilization of immiscible blends of PLA and ABS
Developing an innovative programmable high-throughput peptide microarray technology for next generation precision medicine.
Design a new generation of durable electrodes for fuel cells
Development of Correlative Microscopy methods for toxicant location at cellular and subcellular level
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.
New Nanocomposite Coatings for Fire Retardant Applications
Development of advanced 1-D, non-perturbative, laser based diagnostics of neutral and charged species, using FRequency AGile Optical LAttices
A multidisciplinary, intersectoral and international research training network focused on the full spectrum of composite materials.
Elaborer des revêtements hybrides antibactériens
Spatial and temporal liquid flow characterization using laser diagnostics.
Towards a smart bio-based dressing through lignin nanoparticles functionalised with peptides
MASSENA, focus on materials for sensing and energy harvesting, corner stones of modern society.
Creating a network of stakeholders from industry, research and university active in the European materials sector
Development of an innovative industrial process to protect steel against corrosion
To adapt and pursue the development of the mass spectrometry technology developed by LIST for space applications
NACHOS is dedicated to the development of new passivation contacts for silicon solar cells and characterizing them by new techniques for correlative nanoanalytics.
Nanomaterial toxicity - The role of surface properties and released ions for uptake and effects
Nano electronics for pH control and ultra-dense electrochemical synthesis
Developing new high-temperature performance PVD coatings for high speed machining technology
Towards novel non-toxic and antimicrobial coatings for spacecraft indoors
Developing a new integrated, optimised instrument to provide a comprehensive physico-chemical characterisation of nanoparticles.
Development of bio-based high-performance composite coatings using atmospheric pressure plasma deposition method.
PNANO4BONE, Nanocarriers and ionized gas applied together to scaffolds for bone regeneration
Assessment of innovative techniques for direct printing of thermal and strain sensors onto spacecraft parts.
Towards an international and sustainable collaboration enabling industrial applications of pulsed plasma surface treatment technologies.
Development of high resistance superhydrophobic coating using atmospheric pressure plasma deposition.
SAFFIA will develop enhanced thermal insulating parts with environmental and health benefit processes
Towards an industrial application of 3D-printed structural composite materials
Development of a single 3D model for the analysis of soil microstructures at high resolution
Addressing the critical and growing need for more sustainable high performance polymer composites designed with repair, recycling and reuse in mind.
Improving the preservation properties of transparent flexible food packaging using a new technique of light-transparent and gas-impermeable coating.
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
ULTRAfast IONization, Heating, Thermalization and Constriction of High-Pressure Nanosecond Pulsed Discharge Plasmas
VElocity distRIbution funcTion shAping of ionS with intense optical lattices
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Rapid and accurate predictions of perfect and defective material properties in atomistic simulation using the power of 3D CNN-based trained artificial neural networks
Electrically induced cancellation and inversion of piezoelectricity in ferroelectric Hf0.5Zr0.5O2