Functional Nanostructured Carbon Material Research Group (NANOCARBON)
Nanoscience Research Laboratory (NRL)
Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM)
Santiago, Dominican Republic.
Nanotechnology promises to provide the major technical advances desperately needed to surmount the massive global sustainability issues. Nanostructured Carbon Materials (NCMs) are expected to play a major role in Nanotechnology advances in various key areas such as electronics, energy, medicine, information technology, transportation, security and nanofabrication.
NANOCARBON is focusing its activities on the synthesis of NCMs such as nanocrystalline diamond, diamond nanowires, carbon nanotubes, graphene and hybrid materials, targeting niches applications. The most significant impact in Nanotechnology has been brought about by a breaktrough in material synthesis. This is the reason why we focus on the synthesis of new nanomaterials and new rational routes to elaborate NCMs and to integrate them with other technologically important materials. Special care is devoted to the analysis of the fundamental material properties for the development of potential applications.
Also NANOCARBON aims at contributing to the education of a new generation of Dominican scientists and engineers that would be able to make original contributions to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and that could exploit, in the Dominican Republic, advances in these fields made elsewhere. One of our ultimate goals is to contribute in raising a new-industry based on Nanotechnology in the Dominican Republic.
NANOCARBON is honored and grateful to have received a strong support from the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (MESCYT) of the Dominican Republic since 2007. The group is constantly looking for fruitful collaboration and support to competitively pursue diverse promising directions and achieve its objectives in the most efficient manner as possible.
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