Our MatChar 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.

Research groups in this field

Dr. Murugesu

Murugesu group

Dr. Murugesu's research focuses on the design and synthesis of new nanoscale inorganic materials in order to study their interesting physical properties such as magnetism, conductivity and optical properties. 

Dr. Bryce

Bryce group

Based in the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences at the Univ. of Ottawa, the Bryce Lab has diverse research interests in solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, quantum chemistry, halogen bonding, mechanochemistry, and more

Dr. Lessard

Lessard group

Prof. Lessard’s research focuses on the development of novel materials and their integration into organic electronic devices such as bio sensors, organic thin film transistors, organic photovoltaics and organic light emitting diodes.

Dr. Dube

Dubé group

Research in sustainable polymer reaction engineering which includes the synthesis of new polymers using renewable materials and the development of sustainable polymerization processes. 

Dr. Hinzer

Hinzer group

Karin’s research involves developing new ways to harness the sun’s energy.  Topics include new materials, high efficiency light sources and light detectors, solar cells and modules as well as new electrical grid architectures and voltage converters.

Leandro F. M. Sanchez

Leandro F. M. Sanchez

Dr. Sanchez research interests center on two major themes: a) assessment of the actual damage (i.e. diagnosis) and the potential for further deterioration (i.e. prognosis) of aging concrete infrastructure and; b) designing high-performance materials for sustainable development in concrete construction. 

Dr. Fauteux-Lefebvre

Fauteux-Lefebvre Group

We focus on novel multifunctional material synthesis and characterization as well as on reaction system optimization to reduce undesirable products, increase by-product valorization, save energy and eliminate pollutants.