About The Project

What is it all about?

In a Nutshell

Carbon nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes or graphene have showed great promises to become successors of many materials we see all around us due to their extraordinary characteristics. They have the capabilities to surpass them in terms of electrical, thermal, mechanical and other properties by orders of magnitude.

The key is in gaining a precise control over their nanostructure to tailor it exactly to the specific needs. This breakthrough can be made by using an innovative method developed in-house.


National Science Center in Poland will generously support this development in the course of Polonez fellowship from October 2016 for the next 24 months. The project Fundamentals of electrical properties of chirality-defined carbon nanotube macroassemblies has received 856,984 PLN (ca 193,000 EUR) co-funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 665778

Project History

D.Janas, M.Rdest and K.Koziol develop the method of nanocarbon film manufacture at University of Cambridge during execution of a Proof of Concept ERC project called Thawing.

Then, the inventive process is optimized for best effects.

Patent application is filed to protect the invention.

Polonez funding is awarded to take this project to the next level.

The project starts in October 2016.

Research Assistant and 4 students join the project.

Our work is featured as the Topic of the Day at the Science in Poland platform.

We have established a very precise sorting method of carbon nanotubes (publication to follow shortly).

Technology Features

We have created a unique method of formation of thin free-standing films from carbon nanostructures of any size/shape having tailored composition for a specific application

Having predetermined nanostructure

The architecture can be designed at the nanoscale level to suit best the desired application


Readily deposited onto the place of application as nanofilm patches or directly painted on the surface


Can be bent virtually unlimited number of times at high bend angles while maintaining the properties


Withstand ultra-low/high temperatures and extreme chemical conditions without deterioration of performance

Our Works

Please have a look at the results of our work


Applied Physics Letters | Link


Vacuum | Link


Advances in Materials Science and Engineering | Link

Polish Press Agency

News | Link


Materials Chemistry Frontiers | Link


Scientific Reports | Link


Carbon | Link


Materials Chemistry Frontiers | Link


Materials Letters | Link


Applied Surface Science | Link

Polish Press Agency

News | Link


Materials & Design | Link


Nanoscale | Link

Patent application


NanoDTC | Link


We have established a spectrum of methods of formation of nanocarbon materials of desired composition and microstructure.
In our scientific portfolio, we have a range of successful techniques how to turn nanomaterials into paints, coatings, composites and many other forms.
Based on the deep understanding of science, we have created many innovative solutions with almost 20 patents in place, some of which are already in application.

Collaborating Institutions

Latest Blogs

Description of our research and exciting news from the field of nanotechnology

Carbon nanotube encryption

A tale how carbon nanostructures make the world a safer place

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Gold-carbon nanotube composite sheets

Conductive, durable, flexible and resistant to corrosive atmospheres

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Stopping blazing flames with... carbon nanostructures

Coating made of carbon nanomaterials give flame-retardant properties

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How to improve nature and make superstrong materials

Silk reinforced with carbon nanotubes or graphene flakes

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Thin free-standing films of predetermined nanostructure

Macroscopic objects out of graphene/carbon nanotubes.

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(Even) more conductive carbon nanomaterials

A convenient method to improve electrical conductivity

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Outperforming the classical materials

Nanocarbon transistor on top

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Carbon nanotubes & Graphene

What are they?

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Nano Age

What is so special about nanotechnology?

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Get in Touch

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Contact Info

Dr Dawid Janas
Department of Chemistry
Silesian University of Technology
Krzywoustego 4
44-100 Gliwice
URL: www.djanas.eu
E-mail: Dawid.Janas -AT- polsl.pl
Tel.: +48 32 2372958