Functional heterophase materials for structural electronics

Foundation for Polish Science, FIRST TEAM/2016-1/7

Project

“Science is messy, and the results of research rarely conform fully to plan or expectation. ‘Clean’ narratives are an artefact of inappropriate pressures and the culture they have generated.”

Tell it like it is. Nat Hum Behav 4, 1 (2020)

 

The main objective of this project is to design, fabricate and characterise a group of composite materials with tailored physical properties for additive manufacturing of structural electronics. A vast range of investigations will be conducted on fabrication of polymer composites with metal, carbon, ceramic, semiconductor, and other type of functional phases – including, but not limited to nanomaterials – with emphasis on rheology, dispersion and homogenization, electrical properties (resistivity, dielectric properties, noises), mechanical and environmental factors and other functional properties (optical, magnetic, piezo, thermal, etc.).

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Flexible Gas Sensor Printed on a Polymer Substrate for sub-ppm Acetone Detection

Electronic Materials Letters (2020). Gas sensors are widely used in many industrial and home applications. There is therefore continued need to develop novel gas sensor substrates which provide good mechanical and electrical stability, and good flexibility in comparison with the conventional alumina and silicon-based materials. In this paper, we present the experimental results on flexible …

Highly Conductive Carbon Nanotube-Thermoplastic Polyurethane Nanocomposite for Smart Clothing Applications and Beyond

Nanomaterials 2019, 9(9), 1287 The following paper presents a simple, inexpensive and scalable method of production of carbon nanotube-polyurethane elastomer composite. The new method enables the formation of fibers with 40% w/w of nanotubes in a polymer. Thanks to the 8 times higher content of nanotubes than previously reported for such composites, over an order …

Team

Meet the people involved in the project

  • Marcin Słoma, PhD, DSc (Project Leader)
  • Sylwia Kozdra, PhD (Postdoc)
  • Bartłomiej Wałpuski, MSc (PhD student)
  • Bartłomiej Podsiadły, MSc (PhD student)
  • Kacper Skarżyński, MSc (PhD student)
  • Andrzej Skalski, PhD (former postdoc)
  • Jakub Krzemiński, PhD (former PhD student)
  • Łucja Dybowska-Sarapuk, PhD (former PhD student)
  • Sandra Lepak-Kuc, PhD (former PhD student)
  • Bartosz Blicharz, MSc (former PhD student)

Join us!

All Bachelor and Master students are welcome to join our team. Your thesis might be a part of our project, and our project might be a part of your future CV. Do not hesitate to send an e-mail explaining your research interests and your motivation to work in our team.

Funding

The project is financed within the framework of the FIRST TEAM Programme

The FIRST TEAM Programme is part of the Grant Project (HOMING/POWROTY) of the Foundation for Polish Science financed from European Funds within the Smart Growth Operational Programme 2014–2020 Priority Axis IV: Increasing the scientific research potential Measure 4.4: Increasing the human potential in the R&D sector

Project value: 1 987 060 PLN