New Article and Cover Published


Our group’s work on activation of hematite films for light-assisted
water splitting applications by hydrogen treatment has been published
online and featured as the inside back cover of ChemSusChem’ s latest
issue. Congratulations!

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Geoff Awarded RSC Centenary Prize!

Professor Ozin has been named as the recipient of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Centenary Prize for 2015. The prize was awarded for his work in defining, enabling and popularising a chemical approach to nanomaterials for innovative nanotechnology in advanced materials and biomedical science. Congratulations! More information about the award can be found on the RSC website

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New Perspective Article in Energy & Environmental Science

Geoff’s Perpsective article on the integration of materials chemistry and catalysis breakthroughs into global energy policy has just been published online in the latest issue of Energy and Environmental Science.

The full article can be found via the publisher’s website

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Keeping Good Company with the Chameleon

In the latest Materials Views essay, Professor Ozin discusses structural color, from its origins in nature to its production in the lab through color-tuneable photonic crystals.

The full version of the latest opinion piece can be found on the Materials Views website

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TIER 1 Canada Research Chair in Solar Fuels

Geoff’s Tier 1 Canada Research position has been renewed for a third term until 2021!

The goal of the research is to discover materials and processes which have the capacity to transform carbon dioxide, water and sunlight to carbon monoxide, methane or methanol at a technologically significant efficiency, scale and cost. If this ‘leaf mimic’ can be realized experimentally it will serve two purposes by providing a renewable alternative to fossil fuels and removing instead of adding, greenhouse gas to our atmosphere, thereby ameliorating the energy, climate and environmental concerns facing humanity today.

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Dr. Ozin Featured in Departmental ‘Eureka Moments’

Professor Ozin was recently featured in a video series by Emeritus University Professor Bryan Jones highlighting the pioneering research achievements of faculty members in the Dept. of Chemistry over the previous decades. In the video, Geoff reminisces about Eureka moments that have taken place over the last 45 years in our research group.

The full video is available on the Department of Chemistry website

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CO2: Conflict or Harmony

In his latest article, Professor Ozin talks about society’s relationship with CO2 and whether we can begin utilising it as a carbon source and not treat it as a waste product.

The full essay is available on the Materials Views website

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Solar Refinery: Can we have our carbon cake and eat it too?

Professor Ozin discusses the work of Dr. Christos Maravelias and the concept of solar refinery for turning CO2 into hydrocarbons

The full version of the latest opinion piece can be found on the Materials Views website

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Charge of the Sunlight Brigade

In his latest Materials Views opinion article, Professor Ozin makes a connection between solar fuels research and Alfred Lord Tennyson’s classic poem Charge of the Light Brigade.

The full essay can be found here

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Advanced Material Research News Article

Professor Ozin’s Research News article in Advanced Materials has appeared online. In it, Geoff discusses the latest developments in CO2 capture and conversion technology and whether they can effectively mitigate climate change.

The full article can be found here

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