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Research groups

What makes a material interesting? A “material”, something with a known and reproducible chemical composition only becomes interesting when it does something important, useful, desirable or with significant value added. A material is only as good or useful as the applications we can find for it.

The team led by Scaiano studies light-matter interactions in relations to materials: synthesis of materials using light, steering of chemical reactions (including catalysis) using light, light as a diagnostic or therapeutic agent in medicine. Several teams in Science, Engineering and Medicine contribute to these common goals. 

Discover the Light-Matter interactions research groups

Conservation of energy is an important aspect to consider when it comes to environmental sanitation. With increasing consumer demand for faster and more powerful electronics, energy needs are also exponentially increasing. Our CAMaR research program focuses on the development of new advanced materials where a small amount of energy can be used to manipulate and exploit their physical properties when implemented in electronic devices. It is thus possible to considerably reduce the energy consumption associated with data processing and storage. Our approach for the next generation of low-power devices will reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, provide better air quality by halting polluting fuels such as coal, and help control more off-grid electricity generation. Several teams of chemistry, physics and engineering from CAMaR are working together to contribute to these common objectives of energy saving, environmental sanitation and long-term sustainability.

Discover the Environment, Energy and Sustainability research groups

Discover the Biophotonics research groups

Discover the Health & Diagnosis research groups

Contact us

Centre for advanced materials research

Neeraj Joshi
Materials Characterization Facility Manager
[email protected]

Contact for opportunities

Juan (Tito) Scaiano
CAMaR Director
Room: DRO 302
Office: 613-562-5896
Work E-mail: [email protected]