"Fundamental properties and applications of graphene and other bidimensional materials"
Funding: Regional Government of Madrid
Partners: Materials Science Institute of Madrid (CSIC) (Coordinator), IMDEA Nanoscience Institute, IMDEA Materials Institute, IMDEA Energy Institute and Autonomous University of Madrid
Project period: 2014 – 2018
Principal Investigator: Dr. Juan José Vilatela (juanjose.vilatela(AT)imdea.org)
The main goal of MAD2D is to study the properties of graphene, other bidimensional materials and related structures, with emphasis on the development of devices for energy management and sensing. The project will be carried out by a team of five institutions in Madrid, with expertise ranging from fundamental physics of nanomaterials to the fabrication of macroscopic devices made up of nanostructured building blocks. The principal role of IMDEA Materials Institute in MAD2D is in the synthesis of nanocarbon/semiconductor hybrids for energy and sensing applications. These include photocatatalysts for CO2 valorisation and hydrogen production, all-solid pseudocapacitors,and mesoporous nanostructured sensors.