The research group headed by Prof. S. Magdassi focuses on materials science and nanotechnology. The main research fields of the group are formation and stabilization of inorganic and organic nanomaterials, formulation of these materials in various inks and delivery systems, and their application in a variety of fields such as 3D and functional printing, solar energy and bio-medical systems. Current research projects include: conductive inks for printed electronics, transparent conductive electrodes, materials for 3D printing, inkjet inks formulations, coatings and inks for solar energy applications, nanoparticles for bio-imaging, drug delivery and cosmetic formulations.

Based on some of the research projects, commercial activities evolved leading to worldwide sales and establishing new companies.

  • Printed silver ink

    Inkjet printing of silver NP ink for fabrication of flexible conductive patterns utilized in electronic devices.

    Due to the unique properties of the silver NP ink, it enables sintering at low temperatures, thus, can be printed on plastics

  • Inkjet printed copper lines using MOD ink

    Pattern inkjet printed with copper MOD ink

  • Transparent electrode fabrication by "hole formation"

    Transparent electrode fabrication by "hole formation"

    By inkjet printing of a solution ink on top of a continuous layer composed of metal NP, holes are formed within the layer.

  • Self-assembled transparent grids composed of silver nanopartciles

    Self-assembled transparent grids composed of silver nanopartciles

    By controlling the wetting properties and utilizing capillary motion, we formed transparent grids by simple placing of a silver

  • Picture of electrochromic devices fabricated using self assembled transparent electrodes

    Electrochromic devices fabricated using self assembled transparent electrodes

    Inkjet printing of electrochromic ink composed of WO3 NP on top of a transparent conductive grid, enabled formation of electroch

  • Picture of room temperature sintering ink

    Room temperature sintering ink

    The silver NP within the ink are stabilized with polyacrilic acid, which upon exposure to chloride ions undergoes a sintering pr

  • Self-assembled transparent rings composed of metal nanoparticles

    Self-assembled transparent rings composed of metal nanoparticles

    Inkjet printing of silver NP on top of flexible substrates enabled formation of micrometer sized rings. By connecting the rings

  • Schem of RTP method and examples on plastic and curved glass

    Self-reducing copper precursor combined with a new method, Reactive Transfer Printing (RTP)

    The method is used to pattern copper on various 2D and 3D substrates

  • Picture of the group members

    The Magdassi Group

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Journal cover ChemCommJournal cover ACS nanoJournal cover Advanced Materials Interfaces 2015Journal cover angewandte 2012Journal cover nanoscale 2014Journal cover chemsuschem 2014
Journal cover of small 2014Cover of Journal of Materials Chemistry BCover of ChemComm 2013Cover art for "Self-Assembly of Perovskite for Fabrication of Semitransparent Perovskite Solar Cells"Cover in Advance Materials 2016Emma Portnoy Cover
cover art for a paper in J. Mater. Chem. C, 2016, 4, 8385Cover Ionic strength induced electrodeposition: a universal approach for nanomaterial deposition at selective areasAMT cover