Materials Views Editorial: Electrified World

Geoff’s latest opinion editorial for Materials Views NanoChannel has been posted online. In it, Geoff discusses whether it is possible to transition from a fossil fuel burning world to a fully electrified one over the next 30 years.

The full article can be found on the Materials Views website

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Invited Editorial in Materials Views

Professor Ozin was invited to contribute an opinion editorial for the occasion of his birthday, on the current state of technologies competing for viability in converting CO2 to a usable fuel. The articles discusses Audi’s recently announced “blue crude” process and other contenders including photochemical, electrochemical, and photothermal approaches.

The full editorial can be found on the Materials Views website

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New Cover in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.


Our group’s collaborative work with Dr. Thomas Bein and co-workers at Ludwig Maximilians University Munich will be featured on the back cover of an upcoming issue of Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. The abstract is included here:

A 3D covalent fullerene framework with a structure based on hexafunctionalized fullerene building blocks with octahedral symmetry is reported by T. Bein et al. in their Communication on page 7577 ff. Each fullerene in the highly ordered framework is separated from the next by six functional groups, and the mesoporosity is controlled by template-directed, evaporation-induced self-assembly with a block copolymer. The TEM images in the background show the periodic porous fullerene framework.

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Eureka Moments in Nanochemistry – 2015 RSC Centenary Award

Professor Ozin was invited to contribute a piece outlining his breakthrough Eureka moments in honor of the recently awarded 2015 RSC Centenary Award. The piece discusses his work in defining, enabling, and popularising a chemical approach to nanomaterials for innovative nanotechnology in advanced materials and biomedical science.

The full article can be found via the Materials Views website

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New Article and Cover Published


Our group’s work on activation of hematite films for light-assisted
water splitting applications by hydrogen treatment has been published
online and featured as the inside back cover of ChemSusChem’ s latest
issue. Congratulations!

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Geoff Awarded RSC Centenary Prize!

Professor Ozin has been named as the recipient of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Centenary Prize for 2015. The prize was awarded for his work in defining, enabling and popularising a chemical approach to nanomaterials for innovative nanotechnology in advanced materials and biomedical science. Congratulations! More information about the award can be found on the RSC website

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New Perspective Article in Energy & Environmental Science

Geoff’s Perpsective article on the integration of materials chemistry and catalysis breakthroughs into global energy policy has just been published online in the latest issue of Energy and Environmental Science.

The full article can be found via the publisher’s website

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Keeping Good Company with the Chameleon

In the latest Materials Views essay, Professor Ozin discusses structural color, from its origins in nature to its production in the lab through color-tuneable photonic crystals.

The full version of the latest opinion piece can be found on the Materials Views website

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TIER 1 Canada Research Chair in Solar Fuels

Geoff’s Tier 1 Canada Research position has been renewed for a third term until 2021!

The goal of the research is to discover materials and processes which have the capacity to transform carbon dioxide, water and sunlight to carbon monoxide, methane or methanol at a technologically significant efficiency, scale and cost. If this ‘leaf mimic’ can be realized experimentally it will serve two purposes by providing a renewable alternative to fossil fuels and removing instead of adding, greenhouse gas to our atmosphere, thereby ameliorating the energy, climate and environmental concerns facing humanity today.

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Dr. Ozin Featured in Departmental ‘Eureka Moments’

Professor Ozin was recently featured in a video series by Emeritus University Professor Bryan Jones highlighting the pioneering research achievements of faculty members in the Dept. of Chemistry over the previous decades. In the video, Geoff reminisces about Eureka moments that have taken place over the last 45 years in our research group.

The full video is available on the Department of Chemistry website

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