Scalable nanostructured powders production by atomic layer deposition 

Themes: Materials, Chemistry, bio- & process technology


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Engineered nanostructure powders/particles production relies on wet-chemistry. Manufacturing often lacks rationality and is associated with large liquid waste streams. We apply a gas-phase nano-structuring technique that is rational, scalable and minimizes waste production.


Our process is efficient (precursor materials usage), versatile (different nano-structuring possibilities), doesn't use solvents and utilizes scalable reactor technology. Different product configurations with precisely-controlled nano-features can be made.


We are working with industrial partners to validate the performance of our materials and process. Developments in the energy/chemicals/pharma sectors will drive engineered nano-structured powders demand to a tonne scale in the near future.

Dr. ir. J. Ruud van Ommen


Ir. Aris Goulas