Nano-Materials

Energy & Environment

Eihab Abdel-RahmanEihab Abdel-Rahman

Professor, Systems Design Engineering

Research interests: dynamics of micro and nano systems; micro power generators; MEMS and NEMS; atomic force microscopes

Holger KleinkeHolger Kleinke

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: inorganic materials; solid state chemistry; thermoelectric energy

 

Graham MurphyGraham Murphy

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: synthetic organic chemistry; alternative approaches to metallocarbene and metallonitrene intermediates; organic electrolytes for lithium air batteries

Anna KlinkovaAnna Klinkova

Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: nanocrystal synthesis, nanocatalysis, CO2 electroreduction, organic electrochemistry, nanomaterials for alternative energy, self-assembly, plasmonics

Linda NazarLinda Nazar

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: nano-materials for the design of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries

Siva SivoththamanSiva Sivoththaman

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

​Research interests: silicon-based crystalline and thin-film photovoltaic devices; design and fabrication technology

 

Rodney SmithRodney Smith

Assistant Professor, Chemistry

​Research interests: inorganic materials, electrocatalysis, reaction dynamics, reaction kinetics, energy storage

Zhongchao TanZhongchao Tan

Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Research interests: airborne nanoparticles, measurement, separation, capture; environmental protection

 

Robert VarinRobert Varin

Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Research interests: nanostructured and amorphous materials for solid state hydrogen storage; nanostructure superconductors

John Z. WenJohn Z. Wen

Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Research interests: CO2 capture and storage; nanomaterials in energy systems; flame synthesis of nanostructures

 

Processes & Manufacturing

Nasser AbukhdeirNasser Abukhdeir

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: self-assembly modeling and simulation of high-order functional materials (liquid crystals, block copolymers)

Zhongwei ChenZhongwei Chen

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: nanostructured catalysts and membranes for fuel cells and water purification

 

Kyle DaunKyle Daun

Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Research interests: laser-based nanoparticle metrology; gas phase nanoparticle synthesis; gas dynamics and molecular dynamics

Jean DuhamelJean Duhamel

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: characterization and modeling of polymers; colloidal particles and chain folding using fluorescence

 

Shahrzad EsmaeiliShahrzad Esmaeili

Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Research interests: nanostructured metallic biomaterials; phase transformations and surface modifications

James ForrestJames Forrest

Professor, Physics and Astronomy

Research interests: surfaces and interaction of softmaterials (polymers, proteins, colloids) at the nanoscale

 

Mario GauthierMario Gauthier

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: polymer synthesis, modification, characterization; arborescent polymer structures and applications

Mark MatsenMark Matsen

Professor, Chemical Engineering, Physics and Astronomy

Research interests: block co-polymers; molecular self-assembly in polymeric systems; structure and behaviour of complex polymer brushes; SCFT modelling and simulation

 

Dr. Kevin MusselmanKevin Musselman

Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

​Research interests: Functional nanomaterials; scalable synthesis of nanomaterials to develop next-gen functional coatings and devices; spatial atomic layer deposition to produce thin films for optoelectronic devices

Flora NgFlora Ng

Professor, Chemical Engineering

​Research interests: nanocatalysts; bitumen upgrading; biodiesel production; catalytic distillation

 

Michael PopeMichael Pope

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: directed assembly of graphene-based nanocomposites; supercapacitors; next generation batteries; electrochemical sensors, electrocatalysts; thin films and membranes

Eric ProuzetEric Prouzet

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: nanostructures and porous materials, catalysis and separation

 

Garry RempelGarry Rempel

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: catalysis and polymer science

Luis Ricardez SandovalLuis Ricardez-Sandoval

Professor, Chemical Engineering

​Research interests: multiscale modeling of process systems; density function theory studies of industrial catalyst systems; new nanomaterials

 

Leonardo SimonLeonardo Simon

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: hybrid nanocomposites, membranes, catalysts

Scott TaylorScott Taylor

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: new bionanomaterials as "green" alternatives to petroleum based latex; organic and bioorganic synthesis; novel antibiotics and nanopores

 

Xiaosong WangXiaosong Wang

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: supramolecular chemistry of macromolecules for controlled access to organic or organic-inorganic functional nano-materials

Boxin ZhaoBoxin Zhao

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: pressure-sensitive and adaptable adhesives (gecko arrays); interfacial phenomena

 

Norman ZhouNorman Zhou

Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Research interests: microjoining; wire bonding; laser and resistance microwelding; diffusion brazing; nanojoining and nanofabrication