Our team seeks to develop novel lanthanide-based nanophosphors as multifunctional nanocarriers for near-infrared based bioimaging and energy conversion applications.
Combining materials science, chemistry, physics and biological aspects, the three main areas of research are
- the synthesis of lanthanide-doped nanophosphors with optimized near-infrared and upconversion emission, controlled size, crystalline phase and morphology and application-oriented surface modification
- the implementation of the nanophosphors in biological systems as near-infrared bioprobes and to assess (and better understand) nano-bio-interactions
- the design of novel optical materials for energy harvesting technologies.
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