The “Research Lab of Advanced, Composite, Nano Materials & Nanotechnology”, R-Nano is situated at the School of Chemical Engineering (Department of Materials Science and Engineering) of National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). It was established in 2007; its research group has extensive experience in Designing, Production and Characterization of Advanced-, Composite- and Nano- Materials.
The R-Nano team is manned by chemical, mechanical and metallurgical engineers, physicists, and chemists, specialized in materials research and innovation, as well as experienced technicians. R-Nano brings together a multidisciplinary research team, comprised of experienced staff (including faculty members, senior researchers, post doctoral researchers and PhD students), equipped with extensive facilities for materials production, process and characterization.
The core expertise of the RNano research team includes: synthesis of carbon nanotubes, development of advanced anticorrosive coating systems reinforced with various types of nanocontainers with self-responsive ability, electrochemical characterization and elucidation of corrosion behaviour and mechanisms, nano-/micro- mechanical and tribological characterization.
Advanced materials processing and characterization, 3d printing, synthesis of ceramic nano- powders through chemical methods, coating techniques, development of carbon based materials with tailored properties, social & safety implications of nanotechnology, technological assessment and sustainability studies in nanotechnology, corrosion protection, engineering simulation and mathematical modeling.