Welcome to the homepage of the Nanostructured Particles research group led by Prof. Robin N. Klupp Taylor at the Institute of Particle Technology at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. We are part of the Cluster of Excellence "Engineering of Advanced Materials" (EAM).

Our research is concerned with the synthesis of complex functional particles using colloidal techniques, keeping a close eye on scalability and reproducibility of the processes used. Areas of particular interest include patchy and Janus particles synthesised using template-free heterogeneous nucleation and growth; particles with geometrically tunable plasmon resonances; and the formation of one-dimensional nanoparticle assemblies. Currently we are developing further our novel approaches to silver patchy particles, gold patchy particles, silver nanoparticle necklaces and plasmon resonant superparamagnetic nanoparticles. The group is involved significantly in a wider collaboration, also led by Prof. Klupp Taylor within EAM to design and build optimized nanostructured optical particles using a unique combination of numerical, phyiscal and chemical approaches. Please go to our research page to learn more about all of these topics.

Click the image below for a slideshow of our research.