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Photochemical Surface Engineering Laboratory (PhotoSEL)

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Research Specification

The Photochemical Surface Engineering Laboratory (PhotoSEL) conducts research in the following fields:

  • Photochemical surface engineering and functionalization;
  • Bridging the gap between small scale nanofabrication and large scale nanomanufacturing;
  • Gas phase treatment methods (PICVD, chemical reactions, plasma);
  • Nanoparticle stabilization, to prevent and reverse agglomeration;
  • Identification of low-cost nanoparticle sources;
  • Health and safety aspects of nanomaterials;
  • Valorization of domestic and industrial waste streams;
  • Biocompatibility of materials destined for implantation.

Research Personnel

  • Professors/Researchers: 1
  • Graduate Students: 8
  • Postdoctoral Fellows: 1
  • Research Assistants and Technicians: 1

Specialized Equipments

  • 2 UVC-illuminated PICVD mini-reactors
  • 1 UVC-illuminated PICVD reactor (housed in a phototherapy booth)
  • Hyperspectral 3D/Vis-NIR microscope
  • FTIR spectrometer
  • Portable UV-Vis spectrophotometer


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