Since 1997, the Applied Spectroscopy Lab (ASL) is the dynamic interface between fundamental research activities in Materials Physical Chemistry at TPCI and a broad range of industrial R&D or QC needs.
ASL is developing non-routine vibrational spectroscopic and chemometric methodologies for the identification of materials, the quantification of their properties, as well as for process monitoring and control. In addition, ASL provides to industry specialized personnel training, as well as consulting services related to the optimization of products or processes and the evaluation of new know-how.
Collaboration with the industry in Greece or abroad is on a (medium- or long term) contract basis, while short term tasks and ad hoc studies are provided as services. ASL applies its know- how to a broad range of materials, such as industrial minerals, polymers and adhesives, coatings (incl. marine), textiles, wood and paper, food, pharmaceuticals etc.
ASL benefits from and contributes to the state-of-the-art facilities of the Materials Synthesis and Physical Chemistry Group at TPCI. Income from the non-subsidized industrial research projects of ASL exceeds 900 k€ (2000-2008), while a 392 k€ AKMON grant from GSRT (2005-2008) served to upgrade infrastructures and expand capacities.