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Self-Assembled Nanostructures for Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Nanomaterials

Objective

Bio-inspired self-assembled nanostructures comprises one of the most exciting developments in the fields of chemistry, physics, biology and materials science. These materials are vastly ordered structures with high-aspect ratio and are used as scaffolds to create chemically functionalized surfaces with control at the atomic level. The chemical properties of the materials are highly tailorable based on the choice of organic struts. These remarkable characteristics and properties have interesting applications such as photovoltaic cells, selective catalysis, adsorption, sensing, and bio-recognition. Herein, it is now proposed to extend the range of properties of self-assembled nanomaterials to encompass presentation of chemically functional groups on novel nanostructures. Our design approach relies upon hydrogen bonding, amphiphilic and metal chelating small molecules programmed to form nanostructures upon need. The work to be performed will encompass design, synthesis and characterization of self-assembled nanoscale materials in variuos architectures. Quantitative experimental studies of metal binding capability and systematic experimental use of the nanostructures will be studied for building devices for practical applications. The proposed interdisciplinary studies will accumulate knowledge that may lead to novel highly selective catalytic ensembles, chemical sensors, chemically smart coatings and alternative renewable energy products.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-IRG-2008
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Funding Scheme

MC-IRG - International Re-integration Grants (IRG)

Coordinator

BILKENT UNIVERSITESI VAKIF
Address
Eskisehir Yolu 8 Km
06800 Bilkent Ankara
Turkey
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Administrative Contact
Abdullah Atalar (Prof.)