The main research interests of the group are directed towards the development of novel strategies suitable for the synthesis of inorganic, oxidic and non-oxidic materials with properties beyond the state of the art. The materials of interest are advanced oxidic and non-oxidic ceramics with extraordinary properties in terms of thermal stability, hardness and electronic structure. Therefore, synthesis methods such as polymer-pyrolysis, non-oxidic and oxidic sol-gel methods, chemical vapour deposition and novel high pressure methods have been further developed.
CVD-SiC – powder derived from polysilane
Si3N4 / SiC micro-nano-composite
Si3N4 – whisker derived from polysilazane