ISAS – Institute for Sensors and Actuators Systems, TU Wien
Jovan Matovic is currently manager of EU FP7 and national projects in the field of nanomembranes and bionics structures. In 2003 he was awarded from ESA for the best proposal for MEMS spacecraft thermal management syste. Jovan Matovic holds BSc in mechanical engineering, MSc in materials science and Ph.D in applied physics.
Nanomembranes – an Overlooked 2D Nanostructure
There is still a Terra incognita on the nanotechnology map – that related to nanomembranes, a particular class of 2D nanostructures. Nanomembranes are nanometers thin, freestanding structures with areas up to a few square centimeters. Nanomembranes can be fabricated from various materials including metals, oxides and nitrides, carbon, semiconductors as well as a plethora of various macromolecules. While many other nanostructures are seeing an extensive progress, the development of nanomembranes is still in its early stage.
The presentation covers the concept of nanomembranes, offers a concise strategy for their functionalization and gives some prospective applications: optical and bio/chemical sensors, active filtration and separation of macromolecules, energy harvesting est. One of the important goals of the strategy is to fabricate bionic nanomembranes which mimic the complexity of the living cell membranes.