with objectives related to the synthesis and characterization of oxides thin films with controlled stoichiometry and microstructure, to the study of the relationships between synthesis parameters, structures and properties and to the determination of the stability of the obtained films.
with an interest in the interaction between powerful but very brief laser pulses (femtoseconds) and optical glasses, focusing on understanding the fundamental mechanisms operating in the material on the one hand and to the use of the induced optical properties, on the other hand. The innovative nature of this method comes from the fact that the beam is focused and that all the rays, coherent, can be arranged to "sculpt" the material by acting collectively: It is a kind of material science by laser in confined media.
with primary activity the synthesis of functional materials at any scale, from nanoparticles and nano-structured materials to single crystals of centimeter size, and the study of their properties, including electrical, thermal and magnetic as well as coupled properties, for applications in thermoelectricity, ferroelectricity or superconductivity.
with research directions related to the understanding of the mechanisms of formation and evolution of microstructures of metals and alloys, addressed by means of experimental analyses and numerical simulations.
with main activities as methodological developments for the study of thermodynamics and kinetics of metal alloys, determination of the electronic and vibrational properties of complex oxides by ab initio calculations and the development of a realistic semi-empirical interaction model for the simulation of oxides. Some of these activities are related to experimental activities.