Health and Energy Lab
To investigate how fabricated devices can be beneficial for energy and health related issues, “Health & Energy Lab.” was established at Department of Physics, Sharif University of Technology in 2018. Various research lines attributed to energy and health related areas are perused in parallel while some of them show overlap in some aspects like biocompatible supercapacitors or photoelectrochemial biosensors. However, there are two separate study approaches for each area. First, to evaluate the performance of energy-related systems, designed precise photo/electrochemical measurements applying two, three or four electrodes are preferred either by illuminating the sample with solar like spectra or in the dark condition. Second, for medical issues, variety of in vitro methods like MIC, MBC and viability loss measurements are preferred to study toxicity of the specific nanomaterials against a targeted bio-organism. Some in vivo tests are also feasible in available animal labs. Here, you can find more details about technical information on each facility as well as internal procedures and protocols.
Clean Energy Lab
To meet the needs of clean energy resources, develop related devices and understand the physics behind them, “Clean Energy Lab.” has been established at Department of Physics, Sharif University of Technology in 2014. In this laboratory, researchers mainly focus on synthesis and structural characterization of variety of nanostructure materials which could be applied in clean energy production and storage systems like PEC water splitters, supercapacitors, water oxidation reactions and hydrogen evolution recations, electrocatalysts, etc. The produced nanomaterials can be also used to solve health and medical issues that commonly effect on our life such as resistant bacteria, bioanalytes, drug delivery, etc. Regarding the importance of cost and feasibility of production in commercial scale, the synthesis approaches are usually based on easy and economic methods like variety of chemical baths, solvo/hydrothermal methods, electrochemical techniques and anodization methods. Here, you can find more details about technical information on each facility as well as internal procedures and protocols.