Departments and research areas

Research Areas

Basic and Applied Science Institute

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1. Nanoscience
  • Carbon-based nanostructures (Carbon nanofibers, CNTs, graphene ,etc) materials for energy generation, conversion and storage (photo-hydrogen generation, supercapacitors, batteries, fuel cells, QDDSCs).
  • Inorganic and organic thermoelectric materials.
  • Sensing and remediation of water for the toxic and radioactive elements.
  • Conducting polymer nanofilms and their application in sensors and catalysis.
  • Nanocatalyts for micro-reaction systems and high and low temperature synthesis applications (pharmaceutical and petrochemical).
  • Electro-optical characterization of carbon nanostructures by using advanced laser photolysis techniques.
  • Inorganic material/organic polymer nanocomposites and their application in sensors, catalysis, photocatalysis, drug delivery and super adsorbents.
  • Electrical conductive nanofibers elastomers and graphene for flexible printed electronics and, mechanical and gas sensing applications.
  • Mesoporous materials and their application in sensors, catalysis and drug delivery.
  • Carbon nanostructures for medical applications (light therapy and drug delivery).
  • Nanostructured conducting polymers and their application for adsorbing and sensing pollutants.
  • Nanostructured coatings for corrosion protection and thermal management.
2. Applied and Computational Mathematics
  • Computational methods for ordinary, fractional and partial differential equations
  • Stochastic modelling
  • Dynamical systems
  • Quantum computing
  • Fractional Calculus and applications
  • Optimization
  • Applications of numerical methods to science and engineering
3. Energy Materials
  • Physics of solar cells devices
  • Physics of semiconductors for energy applications.
  • Quantum structures for optoelectronics.
  • Physics of nanoelectronics and spintronics materials.
  • Solar fuels: Conversion of light energy into chemical energy.
  • Nanocrystalline Thin film Solar Cells.
  • Nanocrystalline Carbon Quantum Dots for Photoenergy & Medical Therapy.
  • Thin film and bulk thermoelectric materials.
  • Characterization of novel semiconductors materials in space missions
  • Impact of radiation in space environment
4. Biotechnology
  • Medical / Pharmaceutical Biotechnology: Biomarkers; therapeutics.
  • Microbiological Biotechnology: Host – pathogen interface, bio-active products
  • Environmental Biotechnology: pollutants, ecosystems.
  • Agricultural Biotechnology: Pest / disease control; GMO’s.