Department 2: Materials for energy and environment

The processing and characterization of materials for energy applications include functional materials (superconductors, thermoelectrics, ionic conductors, microtubular and planar SOFT ceramics) and structural materials (composites and nano-composites for energy alternative transport and wind mills and ceramic with good mechanical behaviour for high temperatures working).

The versality and efficiency of the material laser processing is a common tool of most of the contained subfields, but also the interaction of the light with the chemical process in materials is considered.