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Welcome to the Functional Materials group at the HU

Nicola Pinna

Prof. Dr. Nicola Pinna
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Institut für Chemie & IRIS Adlershof
Brook-Taylor-Str. 2
12489 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 2093 7245

Research Overview

The actual research focuses on nanostructured materials, mainly dealing with the synthesis of nanomaterials by solution and gas phase routes, their characterization and the study of their physical properties. The main objectives can be grouped as follows:

  • Synthesis of crystalline metal oxide nanoparticles, heterostructures, hybrid materials and thin films by novel nonaqueous sol-gel routes.
  • Assembly of the obtained materials.
  • Chemical and structural characterization.
  • Study of their physical properties: optical, electrical, electrochemical, magnetic, catalytic, gas sensing, etc.


November 19, 2014
Forum Junge Spitzenforscher: New Materials Award

Prof. Nicola Pinna received the New Materials Award founded by the Stiftung Industrieforschung for the project "Cheap, environmentally-friendly lathanide-free phosphors for white-LEDs lightning".

September, 2014
Themed Issue on Colloidal self-assembled supracrystals and heterostructures.

read it now online

May 24, 2013 - New Article
Galvanic Replacement Reactions in Metal Oxide Nanocrystals

Myoung Hwan Oh, Taekyung Yu, Seung-Ho Yu, Byungkwon Lim, Kyung-Tae Ko, Marc-Georg Willinger, Dong-Hwa Seo, Byung Hyo Kim, Min Gee Cho, Jae-Hoon Park, Kisuk Kang, Yung-Eun Sung, Nicola Pinna, Taeghwan Hyeon
Science 2013 340, 964

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