Department of Chemistry and Materials Science

Multifunctional Materials Design

The Multifunctional Materials Design lead by Prof. Jaana Vapaavuori focuses on experimental studies of soft materials, as well as inorganic-organic hybrids. Our ultimate goal is to combine multiple functionalities in the same material through supramolecular chemistry and designing hierarchical structures. We also aim to convert external stimuli into useful responses via photoactuation, photovoltaics and photocatalysis.
Hydrogen-bonding molecules
Hydrogen-bonding molecules.

Our current research focuses involve:

1. Thin film nanopatterning through self-assembly;

2. Bio-sourced polymer templates for solar energy conversion;

3. Hierarchically structured multifunctional materials and surfaces;

4. Photoactuating materials

5. Climate-adaptive textiles

We are a group that embraces cross-disciplinary research and co-creative approaches. If you are interested in our projects or join the group, please contact Prof. Vapaavuori by e-mail.

Prof. Jaana Vapaavuori
Prof. Jaana Vapaavuori

Contact information

Mailing address: Department of Chemistry and Materials Science, Aalto University, P.O. Box 16100, FI-00076 AALTO, Finland

Visiting address: Office B209b, Kemistintie 1 (Chemistry building)

You can approach us by sending an e-mail to [email protected]

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