Thin Films Laboratory

Nanoengineered materials for sustainable energy and IoT applications

The main research activity is focused on the improvement of performance of nanoengineered thermoelectric and superconducting materials via introduction of artifical defect at the nanoscale. This research activity is conducted on thin film materials fabricated by pulsed laser deposition (PLD) and metal-organic deposition (MOD) state-of-the art machines available in the laboratory. Another research activity is the fabrication and testing of thin-film based thermoelectric modules to be used as out-of-the-grid power soruces for IoT devices, nodes and sensors.
Affiliation College of engineering, Innovative Global Program
Faculty Name Paolo MELE
Academic Society
Materials Research Society (MRS)
Japanese Society of Applied Physics (JSAP)                                                                                                    
Thermoelectric Society of Japan (TSJ)                                                                                                                            
Italian Thermoelectric Association (AIT)
Keyword Materials Science, Energy, Sustainability, Thermoelectricity, Superconductivity, Thin films, Oxides

Study Fields

Materials Science

For Society

Development of highly-performant, light, nontoxic, and cheap energy materials will be highly beneficial in the process of reducing the greenhouse gas effects and build a sustainable society.

Research Themes