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.

Research groups in this field

Dr. Scaiano

Scaiano Group

Light-matter interactions are centred on Applied Photochemistry and its uses to prepare materials, many utilized for catalysis and health or cosmetics. Several projects in the area of nanomaterials are co-supervised by R.A. Anabel Lanterna. 

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. Weck

Weck Group

The Weck Lab uses ultrafast lasers to texture the surface of materials to control properties such as colours, wettability, chemical reactions, and biocompatibility.

Dr. Hemmer

Hemmer Group

The Hemmer Lab combines materials chemistry with physical and biomedical aspects to design and study lanthanide-based nanophosphors as multifunctional nanocarriers for applications ranging from near-infrared based bioimaging to energy conversion technologies.

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. Berini

Berini Group

Surface plasmon photonics for biosensor and telecommunications applications.

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.

Dr. Boyd

Boyd Group

We take multiple approaches to exploring the physics of nonlinear optics to broaden our knowledge through fundamental research, and to translate discoveries into practical applications

Dr. Krich

Krich Group

The Krich group uses theoretical tools to improve our ability to convert light into electricity. Topics include high efficiency photovoltaics and photodetectors, fundamental material properties, devices, and nonlinear optical spectroscopies.