Research

The main research interests of the group are:

  • Self-assembly of aqueous colloidal blends – bimodal, trimodal, and polydisperse.
  • Design, fabrication, and testing of functional polymer and composite coatings, including antibacterial, self-cleaning, and abrasion resistant.
  • Use of X-ray and neutron scattering techniques, either on lab-based instruments or at large facilites such as synchrotrons and neutron sources, to investigate the structure of colloidal and polymer films as well as their dynamics.
  • Combination of atomic force microscopy with high-end optical microscopies for materials characterisation, including confocal fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy.

In this link you can find Nacho’s invited presentation summarizing some of the findings from the group at the APS March Meeting in Boston , where he received the Polymer Lecture Exchange Award from the APS and the IOP.