MATNANTECH Program of Excellency Scientific Research (CEEX)
STRATEGIES OF INTERFACIAL NANOFABRICATION IN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF SOME NOVEL FUNCTIONAL NANOMATERIALS AND PLANAR SUPRAMOLECULAR STRUCTURES FOR NANOTECHNOLOGY AND NANODEVICES
Contract number: 5
Scientific coordinator: Prof. Dr. Maria Tomoaia-Cotisel
CO: Coordination Unit: Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, UBB
P1: Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Cluj-Napoca, UMF
P2: National Institute for R&D of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies from Cluj-Napoca, NIRDIMT
P3: Raluca Ripan Institute of Chemical Research Cluj-Napoca, RRCI
Several central areas of focus: fabrication and characterization of nanostructures of polymers, composites, lipids, proteins, carbohydrates and drugs; fabrication and characterization of supramolecular associations containing cyclodextrines and drugs; design and fabrication of functionalized surfaces of metal nanoparticles and solid supports; design and fabrication of nano composite materials; receptor-ligand interactions relevant to the diagnostics of different diseases; soft materials.
These areas deal with: fundamental behavior of biomolecules in bulk solutions, on surfaces and interfaces; fundamental behavior of soft materials on surfaces and interfaces; design and fabrication of well ordered films using "smart" polymers as proteins; design and fabrication of bio-nanostructures; thermodynamic and structural characterization of the resulting structures and materials; strategic initiative to expand the research in soft materials science.
Applications of resulting structures for: development of biomolecular sensors and devices; hybrid biological/non-biological devices; bioinspired materials; multifunctional supramolecular systems; nanofabrication of ordered self-assemblies by manipulation of intermolecular interactions using Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) films and molecular recognition phenomena.