He is known for his insights into d-electron behavior in transition-metal oxides, including cooperative orbital ordering now known as cooperative Jahn-Teller ordering, which he used to realize the ferrimagnetic-oxide memory elements of the first random-access memory of the digital computer and to articulate the Goodenough-Kanamori rules for the sign of interatomic spin-spin interactions; the origin of metallic d electrons in oxides, which solved the problem of metallic oxide perovskites and is used for the catalytic cathodes of the solid oxide fuel cell; the character of the lattice instabilities at the crossover from localized to itinerant d-electron behavior, which are manifest as charge-density waves and high-temperature superconductivity in the copper oxides; and the oxide cathodes that have enabled realization of the Li-ion rechargeable batteries of the wireless revolution.
Wolfgang Knoll was appointed director and scientific member of the MPI-P in 1993. He headed the department of material science until 2008.Wolfgang Knoll moved to the Austrian Institute of Technology as managing director in 2008.
Knoll Wolfgang(Research Area)
Research interests included aspects of the structure/ order - property/ function relationships of polymeric/ organic systems, in particular, in thin films and at functionalized surfaces. Strong emphasis was put on optical techniques to elucidate the structural and functional properties of supramolecular assemblies and nano-materials.
Prof. Peter Foot studied chemistry at the Universities of Southampton and Oxford. Later, working at Brighton and Sussex Universities, he became interested in solid inorganic materials and organic polymers. His current research mainly involves functional polymers and nanocomposites for energy conversion, organic electronics and drug delivery.
Peter is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and an active member of other professional bodies in chemistry, physics and materials science. He has lectured and collaborated widely in interdisciplinary research.
Peter Foot has been leader of the Materials Research Group, Kingston University London (since 1995).
He was the Founding Director of the Centre for Materials Research (2008-10). This is now the Nanomaterials and Composites Research Centre.
Professor of Materials Science, Kingston University (1998-2013).
Current Position: Emeritus Professor of Materials Science (2014-2019)
Prof. Foot is currently supervising 5 Ph.D. students at Kingston University. He has previously been the supervisor of 56 successfully-completed research students (8 as co-supervisor), and of 9 postdoctoral researchers. Peter has attracted research funding of almost Â£2M in the past, including a recent KTP award (2013-15) worth about Â£130k from InnovateUK.
Peter Foot(Research Area)
* Organic electronics and photovoltaic materials.
* Conducting polymer synthesis, properties and device applications, e.g. Biosensors.
* Polymer nanocomposites and polyblends.
* Electrochromic display materials and liquid crystal conducting polymers. Evaporable organic semiconductors and OFET devices.
* Smart polymers & nanomaterials for drug-delivery.
* Lightweight composites and bone-replacement materials.
Dr. Vladimir Shelkovnikov is head of laboratory of the light-sensitive materials in the Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Education: Tomsk Polytechnical Institute, Tomsk, USSR,1978,Chemistry, Radiation Chemistry, Kemerovo State University, Kemerovo, USSR, 1984, Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, Institute of inorganic chemistry, Novosibirsk, Russia, 2009, Degree doctor of science.
Vladimir Shelkovnikov (Research Area)
Chemistry and photonics of the organic chromophores and polymer compositions. More than 30 years varied experience in chemistry and photonics of organic medium.
L. Balan research are concerned with photochemical synthesis of metal/polymer nanocomposites and design, customization and characterization of metal nanoparticles and nanocrystals (quantum dots) suited for advanced applications in the fields of optic, photonics, plasmonics, imaging or biology.
Krzysztof K Krawczyk received MSc in Environmental Studies and a PhD in Chemical Sciences at the University of Warsaw (Poland), both under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Zbigniew Czarnocki (Laboratory of Natural Products Chemistry). In 2011 he was Guest Researcher at the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique in Caen (France) working on chemically robust magnetic core-shell nanoparticles with Prof. Dr. Bernhard Witulski. In 2012, he received the â€œKolumbâ€ Fellowship of the Foundation for Polish Science to work at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) in the group of Prof. Dr. Ben L Feringa (Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2016). In 2015, he moved to the Montanuniversitaet Leoben (Austria) where he is currently working at the Department of Polymer Engineering and Science.
Krzysztof K. Krawczyk(Research Area)
His research interests range from photochemistry, including photoinitiators and molecular switches, to the design of new nanostructured composites and conductive inks for printed electronics.
Gerhard Eder is a Professor at the Institute of Polymer Science, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria. He got Diploma in Mathematics and Physics in 1982 and 1983 and finished his PhD in 1989 with a thesis on Rheology of Polymer Melts. In 1989/90 he was Research Scientist at the Philips Natuurkundig Laboratorium in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Since 1997 he is an Associate Professor at Johannes Kepler University. In 2002, he was Visiting Professor in Yamagata University, Japan. He gave more than 20 invited lectures at international conferences. In 2013 he received the Hermann Mark Medal for his work on polymer characterization.
Gerhard Eder(Research Area)
His research interests are focused on structure development of polymers under extreme conditions as present in usual processing, a field which is situated between and strongly interacting with the classical transport phenomena: heat transfer, flow dynamics and mass diffusion. During the last few years his interest widened towards thermodynamics of phase transitions and kinetic modelling.
Dong Ha Kim is currently a Full Professor and Ewha Fellow in the Department of Chemistry and Nano Science of School of Natural Sciences at Ewha Womanâ€™s University and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He has authored 145 SCI publications and holds 29 registered Korean and two US patents. He is serving as Associate Editor of Science of Advanced Materials (American Scientific Publishers), Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Groups) and Advisory Board Member of Nanoscale and J. Mater. Chem. (Royal Society of Chemistry).
Dong Ha Kim(Research Area)
His research interests include development of multi-functional hybrid nanostructures for applications in energy storage and conversion, environmental remediation, memory devices, display devices, and biomedical diagnosis/therapy, surface plasmon resonance mediated theranostics, optoelectronics, photocatalysis and light emission.