BSc (Hon) & PhD (NSERC-PGS) - University of Manitoba
PDF (NSERC-PDF & Banting Fellow) - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research interests in our group involves the structural study of next generation inorganic and bioinorganic ordered and disordered materials. A pillar of our research program is solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (SSNMR) spectroscopy, which is used to address and determine the structure and dynamics present in hard and soft materials. The solid-state NMR Facility for Solids is housed within the Department of Chemistry, equipping our team with three high field SSNMR spectrometers (300, 400 and 500 MHz) our research directives, while the National ultrahigh-field NMR Facility for Solids (900 MHz) located in Canada's capital Ottawa, Ontario assists with the challenges associated with quadrupolar nuclei frequently encountered in materials science. Current research topics include phosphosilicate glass-ceramics, phosphate minerals, microporous materials and organic-inorganic photovoltaic cells.
Fundamentals of the synthesis, structure and properties of inorganic solids, thin films, and nanoscale materials, to be complemented with case studies of modern applications of inorganic materials; selected topics such as catalysis, molecular and nanoparticle-based computing, telecommunications, alternative energies, superconductivity, biomedical technologies, and information storage will be discussed. Techniques for characterization and analysis of materials on the nano and atomic level will be introduced. Prerequisite: CHEM 241.