The research group Nanoscale Science and Novel Electronic Materials is seeking to build bridges between the physical and biological sciences, the hard and soft matter themes. For example, a strong program in crystal and film growth and characterization is crucial for our studies of correlated electron materials; serious research on nanostructures gives us tools to address important issues on biomolecules; similarly, all improvements in spectromicroscopy instrumentation enhance our research on biological samples. Ultimately, biomedical imaging and cell-research benefit from the progress in many sub-areas of condensed matter physics.The vision and the concept of the NN research group has led to the bi-annual organization of a conference in Dubrovnik: From Solid State to Biophysics.
The sub-field of condensed matter which are addressed in the group are the following:
1. Novel Electronic Materials
2. Functional Nanomaterials
3. Biophysically Oriented Studies