Nanoporous materials for modern electronics

Habilitation lecture of Dr. Aleksander Matavž

Published: 01. aug. 2023

IPS invites you to the Habilitation Lecture in the habilitation process for Assistant Professor in the field of Materials of Dr. Aleksander Matavž entitled: Nanoporous materials for modern electronics. The lecture will take place in the IPS Lecture Hall and remotely on Thursday, 10 August 2023, at 3:00 p.m. You can follow the lecture at the link given in the timetable.


Nanoporous materials, such as zeolites, have been used for decades in important industrial processes, including catalysis, separation and gas storage. The discovery of metal-organic materials (MOFs) and the possibility of adjusting their structural and physicochemical properties using the principles of reticular chemistry, further increased the possibilities to use nanoporous materials in traditional and also novel applications. Recently, there have been efforts to develop these materials in the form of thin films, since these are useful especially in modern electronics and sensors of volatile organic compounds.

In the lecture, I will describe the fundamental physical properties of nanoporous materials and present their integration in electronic components, such as thin-film capacitors, transistors and memristors. Since these materials respond to the presence of volatile organic compounds due to their open porosity, I will present their potential application in precise and selective gas sensors.

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