Lab for Thin Films - Nanobiomaterials - Nanosystems - Nanometrology

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The Nanotechnology Lab LTFN, established in 1991, is located at the Physics Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) and in COPE-H's facilities near Thermi and Thessaloniki's airport. It has an experience of more than 25 years in Thin films Technology, fabrication of advanced nanomaterials and nanoparticles, developing/deploying in-situ and real-time optical metrology techniques, computational modeling and nanometrology tools. The mission of LTFN is to promote world-class research and best-practices in Nanotechnology, Organic Electronics, Nanomedicine and Nanometrology in order to address global challenges in Manufacturing, Energy, Lighting, Electronics, Photonics, IoT, Transportation, Health and Quality of Life, Agriculture, etc.

Research Fields

  • Organic Electronics & Photonics: Materials & Processes for Flexible Electronic Devices, OPVs, OTFTs, OLEDs, Biosensors, Printed Transparent electrodes and Barrier layers
  • Thin Films & Nanobiomaterials Technology
  • Nanoengineering & Surface Engineering
  • Nanomedicine & Nanobiotechnology: Biocompatible nanomaterials, Development of drug delivery nanosystems, Nanoparticles synthesis and characterization, Scaffolds & nanoporous materials for implants, Bio-Functionalization, Haemocompatibility & Cytocompatibility tests
  • Optical Technology & Nanometrology: In-line optical monitoring of Printing & Vacuum Processes, Nanometrology applications and Non-destructive characterization, Ellipsometry & Raman
  • Digital Nanomanufacturing
  • Computational & Modeling at Nanoscale: First Principles Calculations, Modeling of Devices and Processes, Study of the electronic, optical & mechanical properties of materials

Main Objectives

Research

LTFN is a world-class excellence entity in various research fields, with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, 10 Pilot Lines and TestBeds, combined with strong activity in R&D projects and dynamic collaborations with SMEs, industry and academia.

Applications

Through its excellent research activities and innovation, LTFN covers various applications in Energy, Lighting, Electronics, Buildings, Agriculture, Smart Packaging, Nanomedicine, IoT, Information and Communication Technology etc.

Collaborations

LTFN has developed strong collaborations with numerous education and research institutes in Europe, USA and Asia, while continues networking and partnership with key players from academia and industry worldwide.

Training Activities

LTFN creates highly skilled scientists with strong track-record and capacities by teaching and training of students, young researchers and new scientists of 2 Post Graduate Programs, using its world-class infrastructure and know-how.

LTFN in numbers

  • 35 Researchers
  • 7 Technicians & Support
  • 2000m2 of Lab Space
  • >100 affiliated labs and clusters
  • >50 completed research projects
  • 5 active research projects
  • 26 Chapters & Books
  • >300 high impact publications
  • 5 patents
  • 2 spin-out companies
  • >30 workshops and conferences organized

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