Marie Curie Fellowship Research


Marie Curie Fellowship

Self-assembled soft materials such as liquid crystals and block copolymers, thanks to their extraordinary ability to assemble into ordered periodic nanostructures are an elegant realization of Feynman’s bottom-up fabrication strategy. Our group contributes to the fundamental studies of soft materials with a focus on directed self-assembly and engineering novel functional nanostructured systems. Specifically, this group will develop novel techniques for accelerated directed self-assembly (DSA) of block copolymers (BCPs), study the formation of novel, non-conventional motifs in BCPs, and exploit these systems as smart functional materials (switchable membranes for ion conduction or filtration) and synthetic templates for functional nanostructures (sensors, multi-functional catalytic materials).