Research Activities

The Advanced Polymers & Hybrid Nanomaterials Research Laboratory – APHN-RL focuses on the design and development of polymers and hybrid materials for technological applications in Energy, Health and Environmental areas.

Breakthroughs & achievements in the areas of:

  • Polymer electrolytes Membranes, for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells (PEMFCs),
  • Semiconducting polymers and hybrid polymer-carbon nanostructure systems for Organic Photovoltaics (OPVs),
  • Light emitting polymers with tunable and controllable light emission and also with white light emission for Polymer Light Emitting Diodes (PLEDs, WPLEDs).
  • Antimicrobial Polymers and coatings with controllable release of the active species.


More specifically the Research Activities of the Advanced Polymers & Hybrid Nanomaterials Research Laboratory – APHN-RL cover the following fields: 

Materials for Organic Electronics 

Light Emitting Polymers 

Hybrid Materials based on semiconducting Polymers 

PEM Fuel Cells 

Polymers for Lithium Ion Batteries 

Antimicrobial Copolymers and Coatings 

Sensing materials 

Stabilization of Metallic Nanoparticles 

Dendronized Polymers and Polymeric metallodendrimers 

Rheology Modifiers / Thickeners 










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