Nanoparticles applied to sustainable energy and biomedical applications

                                           Research overview



Our research activities are partially funded by the Estonian Centre of Excellence 2015 EQUiTANT (TK134) and the EMÜ Bridge Funding (P200030TIBT).
We are a material science and nano-engineering research group with the main research focus on metal oxide and metal nanoparticle synthesis. We are more particularly interested by silver, cobalt, zinc oxide, copper oxide, hafnium dioxide, and hybrid nanomaterials. The main targeted applications are sustainable energy, biocidal coatings, water purification and nanomedicine.

Our research group received a grant (09/2020) from the Estonian Research Council (ETAg) to develop new nanocomposites to prevent and limit both rapid contamination of Covid-19 (COVSG-9).

In addition to the conventional synthesis methods, green synthesis is an objective of ours. Team main expertise includes also thin film synthesis (ALD, MOCVD, PLD, sputtering), sol-gel chemistry, transmission electron microscopy and related techniques, vacuum techniques, CMOS technology, photoluminescence, scientific writing, research projects.

Latest updates

Special Issue on Nanomaterials for Optoelectronics and Photocatalysis

We would like to draw your attention to our Special Issue “Functional Nanomaterials for Optoelectronics and Photocatalysis”, in Nanomaterials. The aims and topics are given at

Nanomaterials is a well recognized Open Access journal indexed in Scopus with IF = 4.324. To submit to the Special Issue, please click the button “Submit to Special Issue” in the upper left corner. If you need more information, you can contact us through the main webpage of the Special Issue.


We are glad to inform that our Special Issue “Metal Oxide Thin Film: Synthesis, Characterization and Application” published in Materials is now closed. The last two decades have witnessed the development of new technologies for thin-film deposition and coating.


Welcome to Ms. Yashita Khunger who joined our team as PhD student at Estonian University of Life Science

She will work on New carbon based hybrid nanocomposites for photocurrent generation.