Research

Our aim is to develop new materials with unusual combinations of properties for future use in air- and spacecraft. We start at the molecular level, engineer at the microscopic level and test at (small) macroscopic level. This work is often experimental but combined with appropriate links to modelling.

Current research areas

-Organic coatings

Contact: Dr Santiago Garcia, Tinashe Darikwa, Miisa Tavaststjerna

-Space materials

Contact: Dr Yinglu Tang

-Microbe interactions with materials

Contact: Dr Santiago Garcia

-Piezoelectrics

Contact: Anton Tuluk

-Antiicing coatings

Contact: Dr Santiago Garcia, Miisa Tavaststjerna

-Quantum machine learning for materials

Contact: Gawel Kus

-Self-healing metals

Contact: Prof. Em. Sybrand van der Zwaag, Yifan Fu

-Dynamic polymeric materials (self-healing coatings, adhesives, composites)

Contact: Dr Santiago Garcia

-Corrosion and corrosion inhibition

Contact: Dr Santiago Garcia, Marlon Mopon, Jingjing Zhao

-High-performance covalent organic frameworks (COFs)

Contact: Hugo Veldhuizen

-Electrochemistry and image correlation techniques

Contact: Dr Santiago Garcia, Marlon Mopon, Jingjing Zhao

If you have interest in exploring research possibilities and establish new collaborations please contact Dr Santiago Garcia.

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