Additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3D printing, is a process in which materials are added layer-by-layer to create objects of various shapes. The ability to pattern the structure of materials in three dimensions opens new opportunities in terms of designing and cost-efficient manufacturing of multicomponent materials with a hierarchical architecture, which has not been possible so far by any other fabrication techniques. By processing nanoscopic building blocks into inks, macroscopic 3D structures can be printed which conserve the unique and versatile properties of nanomaterials in a macroscopic device. In the end, I aim at the fabrication of complex nanostructures for efficient photo-electrochemical conversion of CO2.
Contact for this project: Matthias Rebber