Group 1 - Graphene And Nanomaterials Group (GANG)
Graphene and nanomaterials group (GANG) is the main group of the GAM laboratory which has focused on graphene and nanomaterials synthesis in order to use in various applications.
In the graphene materials part as a subgroup of GANG, we were researching on synthesis and characterization of 2D graphene and graphene oxide composites, 3D graphene hydrogel and aerogel composites, 2D graphene sheets and also 3D printing of 2D and 3D structure of graphene composites. Furthermore, all of these materials have designed for using in specific application such as membrane and filtration, oil and heavy metals adsorption, energy materials, sensors and catalysts. The subgroup could sign four industrial contracts with national public and private organizations in the field of graphene materials design for specific applications.
In the nanomaterials part as second subgroup of GANG, we were focusing on synthesis of nanoparticles, core-shell nanostructures and also hollow nanoparticles. The target materials are gold, silver, selenium, selenium sulfide, platinum, polystyrene, silica, zinc oxide, cobalt oxide, NiFe2O4, magnetite nanoparticles and combination of these materials in on nanostructure in order to improve the desired properties such as electrochemical properties, mechanical properties, optical properties and hyperthermia.
Group2 - Separation And Purification Group (SPG)
Separation and Purification Section is a Part of GAM Laboratory that focused on the methods and techniques for separation and purification in materials and metallurgical engineering together with the chemical and environmental engineering for solutions and mixtures. Topics and issues that can be covered are chemically/biologically leaching of primary and secondary resources, chemical/physical precipitation, cementation, adsorption by engineered carbons (activated carbon and graphene-based adsorbents), solvent extraction, electrometallurgy and recycling of reagents and treatment of effluents.
Group 3 - Energy materials group (EMG)
Group plans and goals:
1. Research on increasing the efficiency of lead acid batteries using nanomaterials
2. Set up a virtual battery testing system using a multi-channel tester and EIS
3. Manufacture of materials including of cathode anode and electrolyte in lithium ion batteries
4. Integrate education and research for PhD students in our group