Smart and functional materials, hybrid materials’ systems incorporating: Shape Memory Alloys, piezo/ferroelectric elements and electrorheological fluids. Development, multiple characterization, and functionality.
Nanocomposites and nanodielectrics, energy storage and harvesting.
Dielectric spectroscopy, electrical properties of polymers and polymer composite materials: dielectric behaviour, AC and DC conductivity.
Modeling the electrical response of polymer matrix composite materials.
Thermal and Mechanical properties of polymers and composite materials.
Magnetic properties of nanocomposites.
Micromechanics of composite materials using the Laser Raman Spectroscopy.
Anticorrosive behaviour of composite polymeric systems using impedance spectroscopy.
Relaxation phenomena and electrical properties in biopolymers and biocompatible nanocomposites.