Our team seeks to develop novel lanthanide-based nanophosphors as multifunctional nanocarriers for optical bioimaging and energy conversion applications.
Combining materials science, chemistry, physics and biological aspects, our 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 (DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b02697)
- the implementation of the nanophosphors in biological systems as near-infrared and MRI bioprobes and to assess (and better understand) nano-bio-interactions
- the design of novel optical materials for energy harvesting technologies
- hyperspectral imaging (DOI: 10.1002/chem.201801224, DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b02697)
- the investigation of energy transfer processes in luminescent lanthanide-based materials and molecules as well as their hybrids (DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.8b01381).
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