The Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science brings together six research groups from the Departments of Chemistry and Physics & Astronomy:


These groups collaboratively work on three research themes:

  1. Catalysis
    Focus on basic mechanisms and properties of heterogeneous catalyst systems to support development of more efficient and more environmentally friendly synthesis routes.
  2. 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
  3. Nanophotonics
    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.