Future Materials

Discovering solutions at the intersection of science, technology and innovation

The discovery of new materials has driven significant advancements in science, shaping modern life.

In the 21st century, with the rapid development of technology, a whole new set of challenges has emerged for society. These include aging populations and the related healthcare issues, the need for environmentally-friendly and highly efficient methods of energy harvesting, storage, and data processing, among others. Addressing these challenges requires extensive expertise in both theoretical and experimental realms, necessitating multidisciplinary and up-to-date educational programs. To enhance the teaching process, hands-on experience in advanced laboratories with state-of-the-art infrastructure is essential. Within Una Europa, a newly established Focus Area will focus on developing novel materials with applications in optoelectronics, spintronics, sensor chemistry, photo-, electro-, and biocatalysis, energy storage and harvesting, as well as quantum technologies. These advancements will offer new possibilities in sensing, medicine, and scientific research, supported by innovative research tools and scientific methods.