University of Rijeka (CROATIA)

The Center for Micro and Nano Sciences and Technologies at the University of Rijeka was founded in 2010 as an interdiciplinary research center. Hosts 5 faculty members, 10 PhD and about 20 MD students from the faculties/departments of physics, mechanical engineering, chemistry and biotechnology. Currently involved in 3 national research projects. Faculty members regularly teach a number of undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Rijeka, such as Physical Chemistry, Colloids, Precision Engineering and Micro-Systems Technology, Micro and Nano Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS & NEMS), Fundamantals of Mechanical Engineering Design, Solid State Physics, Physics of semiconductor. Situated within the new University campus. - See more at: file:///E:/transfer/projects/FP7_ITN_ORGBIO/web_page_UoR.html#sthash.0sXPb7aX.dpuf
The Center for Micro and Nano Sciences and Technologies at the University of Rijeka was founded in 2010 as an interdiciplinary research center. Hosts 5 faculty members, 10 PhD and about 20 MD students from the faculties/departments of physics, mechanical engineering, chemistry and biotechnology. Currently involved in 3 national research projects. Faculty members regularly teach a number of undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Rijeka, such as Physical Chemistry, Colloids, Precision Engineering and Micro-Systems Technology, Micro and Nano Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS & NEMS), Fundamantals of Mechanical Engineering Design, Solid State Physics, Physics of semiconductor. Situated within the new University campus. - See more at: file:///E:/transfer/projects/FP7_ITN_ORGBIO/web_page_UoR.html#sthash.68jLhtMl.dpuf
The Center for Micro and Nano Sciences and Technologies at the University of Rijeka was founded in 2010 as an interdiciplinary research center. Hosts 5 faculty members, 10 PhD and about 20 MD students from the faculties/departments of physics, mechanical engineering, chemistry and biotechnology. Currently involved in 3 national research projects. Faculty members regularly teach a number of undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Rijeka, such as Physical Chemistry, Colloids, Precision Engineering and Micro-Systems Technology, Micro and Nano Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS & NEMS), Fundamantals of Mechanical Engineering Design, Solid State Physics, Physics of semiconductor. Situated within the new University campus. - See more at: file:///E:/transfer/projects/FP7_ITN_ORGBIO/web_page_UoR.html#sthash.68jLhtMl.dpufThe Center for Micro and Nano Sciences and Technologies at the University of Rijeka was founded in 2010 as an interdiciplinary research center. Hosts 5 faculty members, 10 PhD and about 20 MD students from the faculties/departments of physics, mechanical engineering, chemistry and biotechnology. Currently involved in 3 national research projects. Faculty members regularly teach a number of undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Rijeka, such as Physical Chemistry, Colloids, Precision Engineering and Micro-Systems Technology, Micro and Nano Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS & NEMS), Fundamantals of Mechanical Engineering Design, Solid State Physics, Physics of semiconductor. Situated within the new University campus. - See more at: file:///E:/transfer/projects/FP7_ITN_ORGBIO/web_page_UoR.html#sthash.68jLhtMl.dpuf
The Center for Micro and Nano Sciences and Technologies at the University of Rijeka was founded in 2010 as an interdiciplinary research center. Hosts 5 faculty members, 10 PhD and about 20 MD students from the faculties/departments of physics, mechanical engineering, chemistry and biotechnology. Currently involved in 3 national research projects. Faculty members regularly teach a number of undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Rijeka, such as Physical Chemistry, Colloids, Precision Engineering and Micro-Systems Technology, Micro and Nano Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS & NEMS), Fundamantals of Mechanical Engineering Design, Solid State Physics, Physics of semiconductor. Situated within the new University campus.

Key people involved: Assistant professor, Dr. Duško Čakara

Assistant professor at the Department of Biotechnology at the University of Rijeka. Head of Laboratory for Colloids, Polyelectrolytes and Interfaces within the Centre for Micro and Nano Sciences and Technologies. Competences: physical and analytical chemistries of polymers, polyelectrolytes and surfaces. Facilities: high-precision potentiometry, standard electrochemical and analytical techniques for aqueous systems, imageing ellipsometry (in the process of acquisition), nanoparticle characterization via static/dynamic light scattering (in the process of acquisition).

Dr. Čakara received his PhD in chemistry at the University of Geneva in 2004, after which he worked as postdoc at Ecole Superieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles (Swiss National Science Foundation fellowship), Bayer Healthcare and the Universities of Maribor and Graz. In 2011 he was nominated as assistant professor at the University of Rijeka. - See more at: file:///E:/transfer/projects/FP7_ITN_ORGBIO/web_page_UoR.html#sthash.68jLhtMl.dpuf
Assistant professor at the Department of Biotechnology, University of Rijeka. Head of Laboratory for Colloids, Polyelectrolytes and Interfaces within the Centre for Micro and Nano Sciences and Technologies. Competences: physical and analytical chemistries of polymers, polyelectrolytes and surfaces. Facilities: high-precision potentiometry, standard electrochemical and analytical techniques for aqueous systems, spectroscopic and imageing ellipsometry, size and electrophoretic mobility determinations for nanoparticles.

Dr. Čakara received PhD in chemistry at the University of Geneva in 2004, after which he worked as postdoc at Ecole Superieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles (Swiss National Science Foundation fellowship), Bayer Healthcare and the Universities of Maribor and Graz. In 2011 he was appointed as assistant professor at the University of Rijeka.

Role in the project

As partners in the Marie Curie ITN Organic bioelectronics, we will examine the ion binding and the ionic and electronic conductivities within the thin polymer films (such as for example PEDOT: PSS), which are the organic component in the organic electronic devices. In particular we will measure the structural and electrical properties of the organic semiconductor films at microscale, under varied working conditions of the devices. Another goal is to develop protocols for producing microstructured electrode arrays functionalized with biomolecules, and to study their electrochemical responses (ion-to-electron process).

Recruited researcher: Gaurav Pathak

Project title

Electrochemical and optical studies of the electrodynamic phenomena in organic electronic devices