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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

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]

Latest publications

Electrodeposition of alpha-MnO2/gamma-MnO2 on Carbon Nanotube for Yarn Supercapacitor

Jae-Hun Jeong, Jong Woo Park, Duck Weon Lee, Ray H. Baughman, Seon Jeong Kim 2019 Scientific Reports

Orthogonal pattern of spinnable multiwall carbon nanotubes for electromagnetic interference shielding effectiveness

Duck Weon Lee, Hyunsoo Kim, Ji Hwan Moon, Jae Hun Jeong, Hyeon Jun Sim, Bum Joon Kim, Jae Sang Hyeon, Ray H. Baughman, Seon Jeong Kim 2019 Carbon

Photobreathing Zwitterionic Micelles

Jukka Niskanen, Jaana Vapaavuori 2019 ChemSystemsChem

Cellulose Nanocrystal Aerogels as Electrolyte Scaffolds for Glass and Plastic Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Tyler Or, Kati Miettunen, Emily D. Cranston, Jose M. Moran-Mirabal, Jaana Vapaavuori 2019 ACS Applied Energy Materials

Photocontrol of Supramolecular Azo-Containing Block Copolymer Thin Films during Dip-Coating

Jaana Vapaavuori, Josué Grosrenaud, Antti Siiskonen, Arri Priimagi, Christian Pellerin, C. Geraldine Bazuin 2019 ACS Applied Nano Materials
More information on our research in the Research database.
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