We are developping lab-on-chip approaches to the synthesis of functional molecular materials. In particular, we are developing droplet generator chips for the controlled synthesis of magnetically active molecular nanoparticles.
Unconventional Nano- and Micro-fabrication
We are developping and using non-conventional microfabrication techniques to prepare active substrates for the study of molecular materials.
As an application to our fabrication techniques, we are interested in the fabrication of complex optical systems, either for their intrinsic interesting behavior or as components in hybrid devices.
We study charge transport in molecular system with EGaIn vertical large area tunnel junctions of molecular insulators and ferroelectrics, and are adapting it to perform measurements at low temperature under irradiation.
Most of our system are based on Iron (II) coordination complexes and therefore have rich magnetic properties. We use molecular engineering to establish structure property relationship and to modulate those properties under external stimuli such as light irradiation.
Functional Molecular Cristals
The properties of solid-state molecular materials are our main focus of interest. In particular, we design, prepare and investigate molecular crystals exhibiting interesting magnetic or electronic properties.