Shapter Group

Exploring ways to make novel nanomaterials and applying them in areas such as photovoltaics, catalysts or sensors.

Our group is working generally in the area of nanomaterials using various techniques to make new materials, make materials more efficiently and to combine these materials to enhance properties.  We use many physical techniques to examine properties of these systems.  Work with carbon nanomaterials, phosphorene and now MXenes is an active area of research in our group.

With these materials in hand, our team works to incorporate them into a variety of devices or applications.  We have made solar cells with various architectures including dye-sensitised cells, CNT-Si cells and perovskite cell.  Our materials have also been used to make electrochemical sensors as well as electrodes for photocatalysis.