Group photograph of the Department

The phenomena taking place in the nanoworld and the physical laws governing there may be significantly different from those we know from the macro world. When one shrinks materials to the nanoscale, an impressive change in their physical properties occurs compared to their macro counterparts; their properties become highly dependent on size and shape. Investigation of nanomaterials and nanostructures is a relatively new and fascinating field of science.

Our department studies this nanoworld exploring its various frontiers. Our research ranges from the fundamental approaches aimed at the modeling of surface phenomena at the atomic level, through the preparation of self-assembled monolayers with a precisely tailored geometrical structure and unique chemical properties, fabrication of nanometer-size complex organic assemblies by controlled manipulation of individual organic molecules, into studies of physicochemical properties of various biosystems at the nanometer level.