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Smart Materials for Advanced Technologies

Golnaz and Mina at the Glovebox

This program has a possible flexible start and length. Date and period follow ordinary SDU semester and courses can be included

Preferred student profile

Interest within area of Physics, Materials Science & Engineering, Nanotechnology, Hybrid & New Materials, Composites, Functional 3D Materials, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Technologies, Energy Storage, Water Purification, and Biomaterials.

Experience or wish to learn new fabrication techniques (e.g., wet chemistry, flame synthesis, vapour liquid solid, thin film deposition, clean room techniques, etc.) and new strategies for innovative nanomaterials growth and understanding their fundamental structure-property relationships using state-of-art advanced characterization tools like Helium Ion Microscope, SEM, Optical, Spectroscopy, Electrical, including many others.

Interested (or experienced) in the direction of designing new nanomaterials for for applications in advanced technologies.

Academic study field:
Ph. D. or M. Sc within Physics, Energy, Materials Science & Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Environmental Engineering.


A new class of nanomaterials, so-called smart materials, has recently emerged as very potential candidates for various applications because of their capability to self-respond to any external action (e.g. stress, temperature, light, electric or magnetic field, deformation, electrochemical, pH, etc.) by altering their one or more properties in form of a reliable readout signal. Nowadays, the key challenge is to design the nanomaterial in 3D complex smart forms which are equipped with right functions and are easy to utilize at the same time. One approach is to fabricate the 3D nanomaterials in form of cellular solids with exteemely porosities equipping the right functions. Applying smart nanomaterials in devices, for example, will result in a system in which the materials active component themselves. Their extensive applications make it essential to study and research on these functional interfaces-based 3D porous materials and their industrial applications in Smart Technologies.

Research Topics:

  1. 3D Materials
  2. Hybrid Materials
  3. Sensors (UV, Force, Heat, Gas, Environmental, Biological)
  4. Smart Composites
  5. Biomaterials
  6. Energy Materials
  7. Plasmonics, Photonics, Metamaterials
  8. Catalysis, Heavy Metal Adsorption, Water purification, Filter

The program is open at both levels, i.e., Ph. D. and M. Sc. and the students with relevant experiences and interests are most welcome. Typical duration could tentatively range from 6 to 12 months (upto 2 semesters) however, it can be quite flexible depending upon the mutual agreement between both the universities (including Erasmus). Postdocs and expereinced researchers are also welcome to this exchange program depending upon the mutual exchange agreements between insititutions (including Erasmus and/or Erasmus +).

Mads Clausen Institute, NanoSYD, Smart Materials

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Responsible researcher

Prof. Yogendra Kumar Mishra


Last Updated 19.10.2020