Research within the Materials Physics is mainly of experimental nature and directed towards the fundamental physical properties of complex and/or disordered materials such as glasses, polymers, solid ionic conductors, nano-structures, biological materials, energy related materials, high-temperature superconductors and strongly correlated electron systems. The macroscopic properties of such materials can be controlled in wide ranges using tailored molecular design. The new materials are expected to find industrial and environmental applications in fields such as information, communication, energy and clinical technology.
Our research aims at developing novel materials and concepts enabling efficient and sustainable energy storage technologies, primarily batteries. We combine advanced quantum mechanical simulations and experimental characterisation with studies of real world device functionality.
The focus of our research is in the development of X-ray scattering and imaging techniques and their application towards materials with hierarchical structure. The applications we are working on in different collaborations are spanning a broad range from biomimetic hierarchical nanocomposites, materials based on cellulose, industrial injection-molded plastics as well as the characterization of bone and soft tissue.
Matic research group