I am a PhD Student under the Supervision of Daniel Söderberg working in the Fluid Physics Lab. My scientific goals are the following:
- Create nanostructured hybrid cellulose-metal nanoparticle multilayers via spray deposition,
- Characterize the coating process in situ and to tailor the spray coating (airbrush, ultrasonic, electrospray) method for these novel applications,
- Evaluate the possibility of utilising hydrodynamic mechanisms and tailor-made polymers as tools promoting self-assembly and structural control.
The fabricated surfaces will be characterized in terms of e.g. conductivity, transparency and hydrophobicity. To characterize the occuring ultra-fast self assembly processes we using large-scale facilities Synchrotrons and Neutron facilities.
Hence, the PhD project combines characterization, hydrodynamics, cellulose and polymer networks in thin films.