Prof. Dr. habil.  Erwan RAUWEL

Board member of PRO-1 NANOSolutions

(28/05/1974)

Nationality: Frenchidentite_erwan

Status: Married, 2 children

Tallinn University of Technology, School of Engineering, Tartu College

Puiestee 78

51008 Tartu, Estonia

Tel. : + 372 54569909

erwan.rauwel@ttu.ee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

EDUCATION

  • Habilitation (DSc) in Materials Science (2012, University of Caen, France)
  • Ph.D in Chemistry of Materials (2003, University of Caen, France)
  • M. S. in Materials Science (1999, University of Caen)

Present fields of research

Experience

Since 09/2016 Board member & chief scientist start-up company PRO-1 Nanosolutions

Metal nanoparticle synthesis and development of solutions for nanotechnologies

Since 09/2014: Full Professor, chair of Sustainable Energy. Tallinn University of Technology, Tartu College

2013 – 2014: Extraordinary Full Professor Tallinn University of Technology, Tartu College, Estonia

2013: Extraordinary Assoc. Professor Tallinn University of Technology, Tartu College, Estonia

2009 – 2012: Researcher, University of Oslo, Dpt. of Chemistry, Norway

2008 – 2009: Investigator Fellowship, University of Aveiro, CICECO, Portugal

2006 – 2008: IEF Marie Curie fellow, University of Aveiro, CICECO, Portugal

2004 – 2006: Postdoctoral position, Grenoble, Minatec, collaboration with STMicroelectronics, France

2000 – 2003: PhD Student (MENRT), University of Caen, CRISMAT, France.

Present Projects:

  • 2015 – 2023 “ Emerging orders in quantum and nanomaterial”

        Leader of a research team, Estonian Centre of Excellence 2015 (TAR16019)

  • 2014 – 2019 “Multi-scale structured ceramic-based composites for extreme applications”

        Teaching staff, Estonian Institutional Funding 2015 (IUT19-29)

  • 2014 – 2018 “Ultrastable metal nanoparticle synthesis aimed at applications in nanomedicine”

        Principal investigator, Estonian Personal Research Funding (PUT431)

  • 2015 – 2016 “Studies of perspective Earth abundant materials for solar cells and development of solar cell structures based on them”

        Subtopic leader, PARROT program (33787YJ)

 

Supervision at TTÜ, Tartu College

PhD:

Mr. Siim Kuunal  (2014-): Metal nanoparticles synthesis applied to green housing

Master:

– Mr. Siim Kuunal (2013-14): Metal nanoparticles synthesis applied to green housing (score: A).

– Mr. Martin Saalumaa (2014-15): Hybrid nanomaterials for photovoltaic applications ( A).

– Mr. Andres Aasna (2015-16): Carbon hybrid nanomaterials for photovoltaic applications (A)

– Mr. Arnaud Behr (École Centrale de Lille) (2017): “Study of water purification using metal nanoparticles” (3 months).

PUBLICATIONS

1. Papers published by the group at Tartu College:

Biomedical applications and nanomedicine

  • « Emerging Trends in Nanoparticle Synthesis Using Plant Extracts for Biomedical Applications. » P. Rauwel and E. Rauwel, Global journal of nanomedicine 1(3), 555562 (2017) [REF]
  • « Silver metal nanoparticles study for biomedical and green house applications. » E. Rauwel, L. Simón-Gracia, M. Guha, P. Rauwel, S. Kuunal, D. Wragg IOP conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 175, 012011 (5 pages) (2017) [REF]
  • « Biocidal properties study of Silver Nanoparticles used for Application in Green Housing. » S. Küünal, S. Kutti, P. Rauwel, D. Wragg and E. Rauwel International Nano-Letters 6(3), 191-197 (2016) [REF].
  • « New methodology for the antifungal testing of surfactant-free silver metal nanoparticles for applications in green housing. » S. Küünal, S. Kutti, P. Rauwel, D. Wragg, I. Hussainova and E. Rauwel Key Engineering Materials 674, 133-138 (2016) [REF].
  • « Special Issue on Silver Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Properties and Applications. » P. Rauwel, E. Rauwel, S. Ferdov, M. Singh Advances in Materials Science and Engineering_Hindawi Volume 2015, Article ID 624394, 1-2 (2015) [REF].
  • « A Review on the green synthesis of silver nanoparticles and their morphologies studied via TEM.» P. Rauwel, S. Küünal, S. Ferdov and E. Rauwel, Advances in Materials Science and Engineering_Hindawi, Volume 2015, Article ID 682749, 1-9 (2015) [REF].
  • « Silver Nanoparticles Study for Application in Green Housing. » S. Küünal, S. Kutti, , M. Guha, P. Rauwel, D. Wragg, G. Nurk and E. Rauwel ECS Trans. 64, (47) 15-24 (2015) [REF]

Photoluminescence and photocurrent generation

  • « Influence of the interface on the photoluminescence properties in ZnO carbon based nanohybrids. » E. Rauwel, A. Galeckas, M. Rosário Soares and P. Rauwel J. Phys. Chem. C 121, 14879-14887 (2017) [REF].
  • « Investigations on new carbon-based nanohybrids combining carbon nanotubes, HfO2 and ZnO nanoparticles. » P. Rauwel, A. Galeckas, M. Salumaa, A. Aasna, F. Ducroquet and E. Rauwel IOP conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 175, 012064 (5 pages) (2017) [REF]
  • « A review of the synthesis and photoluminescence properties of hybrid ZnO and carbon nanomaterials. » P. Rauwel, M. Salumaa, A. Aasna, A. Galeckas, E. Rauwel Journal of Nanomaterials_Hindawi Volume 2016, Article ID 5320625, 1-12 (2016) [REF].
  • « Photocurrent generation and structural study of hybrid nanocomposite combining carbon nanotubes and cubic HfO2 nanoparticles. » P. Rauwel, A. Galeckas, M. Salumaa, F. Ducroquet and E. Rauwel Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology 7, 1075–1085 (2016) [REF].
  • « Metal oxide nanoparticles embedded in rare-earth matrix aimed to low temperature thermal imaging applications. » E. Rauwel, A. Galeckas, P. Rauwel, P.-A. Hansen, D. Wragg, O. Nilsen and H. Fjellvåg Materials Research Express 3, 055010 (11 pages) (2016) [REF].
  • « One Step Synthesis of Pure Cubic and Monoclinic HfO2 Nanoparticles: Effects of Temperature and Ambient on the Photoluminescent Properties. » P. Rauwel, A. Galeckas and E. Rauwel ECS Trans. 64, (44) 19-28 (2015) [REF].
  • « Photoluminescent cubic and monoclinic HfO2 nanoparticles: effects of temperature and ambient.»  E. Rauwel, A. Galeckas and P. Rauwel Materials Research Express 1, 015035 (2014) [REF].

 

Other fields: electrochemistry & thin films deposition

  • « Redox reactivity at silver microparticles-glassy carbon contacts under a coating of polymer intrinsic microporosity (PIM). » D. He, E. Rauwel, R. Malpass-Evans, M. Carta, N. B. McKeown, D. B. Gorle, M. A. Kulandainathan, F. Marken Journal of Solid State Electrochem. (Short comm.) 21(7), 2141-2146 (2017). [REF]
  • « Recommended reading list of early publications on atomic layer deposition—Outcome of the “Virtual Project on the History of ALD”. » E. Ahvenniemi et al., (62 co-authors) J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 35(1), 010801 (2017)[REF].

 

2. Former papers related to Metal oxide nanoparticles synthesis:

  • « One step synthesis of pure cubic and monoclinic HfO2 nanoparticles: Correlating the structure to the electronic properties of the two polymorphs. » P. Rauwel, E. Rauwel, C. Persson, M. F. Sunding, A. Galeckas J. App. Phys. 112, 104107 (2012) [REF].
  • « Response to Comment on “Unusual photoluminescence of CaHfO3 and SrHfO3 nanoparticles.” » E. Rauwel, A. Galeckas, P. Rauwel, D. Wragg Adv. Func. Mat. 22(6), 1114-1115 (2012) [REF].
  • « Unusual photoluminescence of CaHfO3 and SrHfO3 nanoparticles. » E. Rauwel, A. Galeckas, P. Rauwel, H. Fjellvåg Adv. Func. Mat. 22(6), 1174-1179 (2012) [REF].
  • « Precursor-Dependent Blue-Green Photoluminescence Emission of ZnO Nanoparticles. » E. Rauwel, A. Galeckas, P. Rauwel, M. F. Sunding and H. Fjellvag J. Phys. Chem. C 115(51), 25227 (2011) [REF].

3. Book chapters published at TTÜ, Tartu College:

  • P. Rauwel and E. Rauwel «Probing the Electronic Structure of HfO2 polymorphs via Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy.» Published in Microscopy Book Series#6 (Ebook) “Microscopy: Advances in scientific research and education”, Applications in Physical/Chemical Sciences_Electron Microscopies, A. Méndez-Vilas Ed., Formatex Research Center (2014) [REF].
  • P. Rauwel and E. Rauwel «Stabilization of higher symmetry HfO2 polymorphs as thin films and nanoparticles. » Published in ”Hafnium: Chemical Characteristics, Production and Applications” edited by Nova Science Publishers, inc. Chap. 4, p 77 – 111 (2014) [REF].
  • P. Rauwel and E. Rauwel «Analyzing carbon based hybrid nanocomposites displaying interfacial phenomena with scanning transmission electron microscopy and related techniques.» Published in Microscopy Book Series#7 (EBook) “Microscopy and imaging science: practical approaches to applied research and education”, Applications in Physical/Chemical Sciences, A. Méndez-Vilas Ed., Formatex Research Center (2017) [REF]