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A warm welcome to Prabodha Mendis  and Suporna Paul, two new graduate  students who are the newest additions  to our group! 
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Research in our group is directed towards the fundamental  aspects of the  design and fabrication of nanoscale functional  materials with application in energy storage and conversion,  sensing, catalysis and spintronics. To this end, we exploit basic  concepts of colloidal chemistry, molecular self-assembly  and  surface functionalization to design novel nanostructures with  controlled internal structure, chemical composition and selectable topologies, such as colloidal nanocrystals, nanotubes and nanorods and thin films. We are particularly interested in the study of the ferroic  ordering in low dimensional metal oxides by combining different  diffraction, spectroscopy and  microscopy tecniques. We are also  interested in assemblying nano-objects into hybrid hierarchical  structures such as multiferroic or polymer-ceramic  nanocomposites with selectable topologies, such as core-shell  nanoparticles, nanowire-nanotube hybrid arrays and multilayered  composites, their characterization and use as building blocks for  the fabrication of functional devices.
October 2018
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CARUNTU Research Group
Nanostructured Materials For Energy Applications
May 2018
Our collaborative paper on 1D  magnetoelectric nanostructures has  been published in Scripta  Materialia. 
August 2018
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November 2018
Benard won for the second time in a  row the Best Poster Presentation  Award at the Michigan Microscopy  and Microanalysis Conference. This is  the 4th consecutive year that this  award goes to CMU and our research  group! Congratulations, Benard!
Tommaso’s research poster has been  selected for summer display at the  Museum of Cultural and Natural  History, being on of the best posters  presented at SCREE in 2018. 
Tommaso has successfully defended  his Ph. D. thesis. Congratulations, Dr.  Costanzo! 
September 2018
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Our newest research paper on  multiferroic transition metal-doped  BaTiO3 colloidal nanocrystals has  been published in ACS Applied  Nanomaterials. 
Our tutorial paper on  magneotelectric nanocomposites was published as a Feature Paper in Journal of Applied Physics.
October 2017