A perspective by Dr. Kulbir Kaur Ghuman has been published in ACS Catalysis. Here, she details the design of heterogeneous CO2 hydrogenation catalysts with surface Frustrated Lewis Pairs (FLPs),using a molecular FLP strategy
The full perspective can be found on the ACS Catalysis website.
Geoff is listed among the most highly cited researchers in materials science and engineering according to Elsevier Scopus data. Congratulation Geoff!
The full list can be found on the MSES website.
The materials chemistry research group encourages top-rank post doctoral fellows, both national and international, to apply for the
elite Banting and Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships to support their work in our group.
The applications can be found on the Banting and Vanier websites.
Geoff’s latest opinion piece on Materials Views describes the growing CO2 problem from the perspective of the chemical industry.
The full article can be found on the Materials Views website.
Jia’s investigation on the photothermal effect on a Pd@Nb2O5 catalyst for CO2 hydrogenation has been published in Advanced Science. This study enhances our understanding towards developing catalysts which more effectively exploit full solar spectrum. Congratulations to Jia!
The full article can be found on the Advanced Science website with a subscription.
The latest issue of ACCN features Professor Ozin, highlighting his past work and how he ended up as a Professor at UofT tackling the CO2 challenge.
The full article can be found on the ACCN website with a subscription.
In a review authored by Wei Sun, Chenxi Qian, and Kenneth Chen of our Silicon team, recent studies in the literature on size dependent properties of mono-disperse Silicon nanocrystals is summarized.
The full article can be found on the ChemNanoMat website.
Laura’s investigation on the effect catalyst precursors play in the photocatalytic activity of In2O3 is described in her recent Chemistry of Materials paper. It was observed that the active form, a defected In2O3-x(OH)y is formed upon thermal decomposition of In(OH)3, whereas In(NO3)3 decomposition results in a more stoichiometric but less active In2O3. This study further sheds light on the importance of surface defects in heterogeneous photocatalysis.
The full article can be found on the Chemistry of Materials website.
Iron oxide thin films modified with a monolayer of a molecular iridium co-catalyst has shown an improvement in oxygen evolution. Using electrochemical methods, Jon was able to attribute this improvement to enhanced interfacial charge transfer and oxygen evolution kinetics provided by the molecular co-catalyst. These results demonstrate the cooperative effects of integrating semiconductors and molecular catalysts for photocatalysis.
Congratulations to Jonathon Moir on his new paper and graduation!
The full article can be found on The Journal of Physical Chemistry C website with a subscription.