20170104: Find our most recent
publications in ACS Nano (2D
self-assembly under nanoconfinement conditions), Chemical
polymers on surfaces;
multicomponent 2D assembly), and Nanoscale (controlled
doping of graphene), and
Our team consists of about 25 enthusiastic researchers
. We are very much interested in nanochemistry at
surfaces, and in particular the self-assembly of molecules on
surfaces and unravelling their secrets with the highest possible
spatial resolution, using scanning probe microscopes such as (electrochemical)
scanning tunnelling microscopy ((EC)-STM) and atomic force
We study self-assembly phenomena at liquid-solid interfaces and
under ambient conditions, and functionalization of surfaces at the
nanoscale, going all the way from structure to function, with a
focus on two-dimensional crystal engineering thermodynamics and
kinetics of self-assembly at the liquid-solid interface chirality
phenomena reactivity phenomena functionalisation at the nanoscale of
surfaces such as graphite, graphene, and gold.
Another major research line is the study of interactions of DNA with
small molecules (e.g. intercalators), or proteins. In particular, we
use scanning probe microscopy techniques, sometimes in combination
with optical nanoscopy techniques, to unravel their structural and
functional importance in diseases such as HIV and cancer.
Feel free to get a flavour of our research activities by browsing
topics or the
publication list. Interested in
joining this international team? Don't hesitate to contact me.
From time to time, also specific Vacancies in the De Feyter group
will be announced.
Steven De Feyter