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Geoff’s latest opinion editorial in Advanced Science News revisits the science of ZnO catalysis in the language of frustrated lewis pairs. The full article can be read on the Advanced Science News website.
White light, white heat: A soft-chemistry synthesis of GeO, based on the thermally induced dehydration of Ge(OH)2, enables its thermal disproportionation to give size-controlled germanium nanocrystals (ncGe), which exhibit a pronounced size-dependent photothermal effect, superior to that of silicon nanocrystals … Continue reading
Chinese students from Ozin group, Chenxi Qian and Wei Sun (last-year recipient) were awarded highest honor by the Chinese government at the Chinese Consulate General Toronto. Geoff praised his students and gave a speech about his views on Chinese students … Continue reading
Size separated lipophilic silicon nanoparticles that fluoresce from red to infrared are encapsulated into liposomes and delivered to cells. Specific particles are found to encapsulate better into the liposomes and thus enhance cellular uptake and toxicity when delivered to cancer … Continue reading
Slow Photons Back in the Fast Lane Break New Ground for All Solar Related Applications in the Future
This review article, published in Advanced Materials provides a comprehensive overview of pioneering research, present day activities and future directions aimed at enhancing the harvesting of sunlight, by exploiting the unique properties of slow photons in photonic crystal materials. The … Continue reading
Weapons of Mass Construction in the War on Climate Change: Heterogeneous Catalysis and Electro-Catalysis
Geoff’s latest opinion editorial published in Advanced Science News argues the case for using electro-catalysis and heterogeneous catalysis to transform CO2 into fuels. The full article can be read on the Advanced Science News website.
CO2 is generally thought of as the primary contributor to climate change. Recently, however, the significance of CH4 as a greenhouse gas has been growing due to the emissions from shale-gas wells. Geoff’s latest opinion editorial published in Advanced Science … Continue reading
Congratulations to Geoff for winning the WTN award in the energy category! Read more about it on the UofT News website.
In this work, published in the November 2016 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, we investigate the role of oxygen vacancy and hydroxide defects on the electronic and photocatalytic properties of In2O3-x(OH)y nanocrystals that have been … Continue reading