ADHESION AND COHESION AT INTERFACES IN HIGH PERFORMANCE GLASSY SYSTEMS

The increasing demand for protein-based drugs such as recombinant proteins and antibodies poses significant challenges to the development of glass surfaces with specific anti-adherent properties. ADGLASS studies the driving forces at the basis of protein adhesion and works on innovative coating solutions to avoid the loss of precious active agents and the risk of uncontrolled side-effects upon drug storage.

The efficient collection of solar energy relies on the availability of functional layers on extended glass surfaces with both tailored optical properties and optimal mechanical cohesion. ADGLASS gathers an atomistic understanding of interface cohesion mechanisms and develops new coating materials and processes specifically suitable to be implemented in new-generation solar collectors.

Atomic-scale knowledge for materials development
to improve how glass products perform
in health and energy applications