High-Technology Materials For Sustainable Development

Centre of Excellence

The interdisciplinary Centre of Excellence "High-Technology Materials for Sustainable Development binds together the existing high-level expertise and research infrastructure of the Institute of Chemistry and the Institute of Physics at the University of Tartu, and of the Institute of Materials Science at the Tallinn University of Technology, being the leading exploratory establishments in Estonia in the field of education, science and technology of different materials, including nanostructural- and microporous materials.

Focus of the Centre of Excellence:

a) design and development of materials synthesis and surface modification methods;

b) development of time-resolved synchrotron, laser and neutron beam based methods for three-dimensional (3D) or two-dimensional in situ analysis of the kinetics of mass and charge transfer processes;

c) development of fundamental theory for analysis of processes at/inside micro-meso-porous catalysts for novel power sources and thin-film anti-corrosion coatings and solar cells.

New highly efficient anti-corrosion coatings, dielectrics, graphene based materials, complex oxides for sensors, active catalysts, electrolytes and room-temperature ionic liquids based on superacids and superbases will be designed, synthesized, characterized and applied for future development of solar cells, electric double layer and hybrid supercapacitors , Li-ion batteries, fuel cells and various sensors.

Cenrte of Excellence 1.01.2011 - 31.12.2015

Project number TK117 3.2.0101.11-0030