Information and Communication Technology
Phosphors (Ln3+-doped organic-inorganic hybrids-OIH, MOFs) for LEDs with enhanced CRI (>90), tuned CCT (3000-6000 K), balanced red, green and blue components featuring novel applications in horticulture blue-photonics.
NANOSCALE & MOLECULAR SENSING
Markers/sensors (nanoparticles, films, fibers) for low detection levels and high selectivity (SERS and Raman imaging, photoluminescence).
Photonic integrated circuits based on OIH for next generation of optical networks. Out-fiber LED-based amplification components for visible light communications. Biosensing lab-on-a-chip based on low-refractive index contrast interferometers.
PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY CONVERSION
Flexible waveguide sustainable luminescent solar concentrators based on OIH and water suspensions of light-emitting phycobiliproteins from red algae.
INTERNET OF THINGS
Luminescent QR codes based on OIH for multiplexing storage, real-time sensing and thermal memory. Development of software applications for mobile devices to Web quick access.
Transversal integration using electric-magnetic-structural coupling focused on oxides, ceramics, bio-organic, OIH and metallic films. Effect of structural transitions, doping effects, defect chemistry and ferroic domains. Thermoelectric and ferrocaloric devices, bio-related applications using high performance piezo- and ferroelectrics (self-assembly and supramolecular packing).
INTERCONNECTION AND PACKAGING TECHNOLOGIES
Electrophoretic deposition of dielectric metal oxides for high-frequency application. Model and thin-film RF sputtering of all-oxide or metal/oxide heterostructures. Bias induced processes at interfaces, junctions. Scanning probe imaging and mapping of functional responses. Oxygen migration barriers at interlayers and lithographic device manufacture/integration.