Prof. Sophie Demoustier-Champagne


Researchgroup: Functional Hybrid Nanostructures (FHYN)

University: Université catholique de Louvain (UCL)

Division: Institut de la Matière Condensée et des Nanosciences (IMCN)

Unit: Bio-& Soft Matter (BSMA)

Domains:

  • Nanomaterials
  • Hybrid nano-objects
  • Bio-functionalized nanostructured surfaces
  • Biomaterials

Techniques:

  • Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (ToF-SIMS)
  • Auger Spectroscopy
  • X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)
  • X-ray Reflectometry (XRR)
  • Spectroscopic Ellipsometry
  • Contact Angle Goniometry (including captive bubble
  • ultrafast camera
  • stage tilt and environmental chamber)
  • Quartz-Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation Monitoring (QCM-D)
  • Scanning Probe Microscopy (AFM
  • STM
  • LFM
  • MFM
  • PFM
  • and other setups)
  • Self-Assembled Monolayers (thiols
  • gas phase and liquid phase silanation)
  • Layer-by-layer Assembly (robotic deposition system available)
  • Bioconjugation of proteins (enzymes
  • antibodies
  • antigens) and nucleic acids on silicon and silicon oxide
  • polymers
  • and metals
  • Electrochemistry (including quartz crystal microbalance)
  • electron beam nanolithography
  • nanoimprint lithography
  • templated growth in track-etched and anodized alumina nanoporous membranes
  • high-vacuum coating systems (sputtering and e-beam evaporation systems)
  • Twin screw extruder
  • Compression and injection moulding
  • Brabender plastographs and mini-extruder
  • Resin transfer molding

 
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