The Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science brings together six research groups from the Departments of Chemistry and Physics & Astronomy:
- Condensed Matter & Interfaces
- Physical & Colloid Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry & Catalysis
- Organic Chemistry & Catalysis
- Soft Condensed Matter & Molecular Biophysics
These groups collaboratively work on three research themes:
Focus on basic mechanisms and properties of heterogeneous catalyst systems to support development of more efficient and more environmentally friendly synthesis routes.
- Colloid Science
Focus on fundamental understanding of physical and chemical properties of strongly interacting many body systems to fuel the development of advanced self assembly-based materials
Focus on the interaction of light and nanomaterials on a scale smaller than the optical wavelength to support the development of nanophotonic materials for application in communication, solar cells, displays and sensors.