Who we are
A group of young ambitious and curious in nature postdocs and students working under the leadership of Professor Dan Goia. We synthesize, characterize, and modify highly dispersed uniform micrometer, sub-micrometer, and nanometer size metallic and non-metallic particles with well-controlled size, morphology, internal structure, composition, and surface properties. Our efforts are primarily focused on the development of chemical precipitation processes yielding high performance materials for existing and emerging applications.
Science that we do
We pay particular attention to the basic research needed to understand the mechanisms responsible for the formation of uniform particles in liquid dispersion media. We have successfully developed many novel precipitation methods for economically generating highly dispersed metallic particles of Cu, Ni, Co, Bi, Ag, Au, Pd, Pt, and their alloys for applications in electronics, energy conversion and storage (PEM and SO fuel cells), medicine and biology, emissions control, sensors, and metallurgy.
Materials that we make
Our group is strongly oriented towards processes development for manufacturing materials for the real world industrial applications. Most of our current grants are coming from the industrial sponsors around the globe. The processes developed in our laboratory are cost effective and easily scalable being well integrated with the production facilities of our sponsors. As a result, many materials originated from our group have already found industrial applications in electronics, metallurgy, catalysis and several emerging applications.