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U of T Solar Fuels Group Joins Final of the Carbon XPRIZE

The University of Toronto Solar Fuels group has recently joined C4X, an NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE finalist, in their effort to create viable carbon dioxide utilization technologies in an effort to alleviate the effects of global warming caused by atmospheric … Continue reading

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Tuning Cu/Cu2O Interfaces for Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to Methanol in Aqueous Solutions

Selectively targeting one high value-added chemical fuel, such as methanol, from CO2 reduction in aqueous solutions remains a grand challenge. By intentionally constructing a well-defined Cu/Cu2O interface, the binding strength of surface adsorbed H* and CO* intermediates could be balanced … Continue reading

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UofT Solar Fuels Cluster

watch?ecver=1&iv_load_policy=1&yt:stretch=16:9&autohide=1&color=red&width=560&width=560″ width=”560″ height=”315″ allowtransparency=”true” frameborder=”0″> function execute_YTvideo(){return youtube.query({ids:”channel==MINE”,startDate:”2018-01-01″,endDate:”2018-12-31″,metrics:”views,estimatedMinutesWatched,averageViewDuration,averageViewPercentage,subscribersGained”,dimensions:”day”,sort:”day”}).then(function(e){},function(e){console.error(“Execute error”,e)})}Powered by Embed YouTube Video The U of T Solar Fuels Cluster is an interdisciplinary research team devoted to developing scalable, cost effective materials solutions towards using CO2 as a chemical feedstock … Continue reading

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Human Intelligence and Experiential Learning in Materials Discovery

We have arguably reached a point in the evolution of materials chemistry where the discovery of a brand-new material or novel material property is rare. Although there will, of course, always be the occasional eureka moment, current materials research is … Continue reading

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Green Steel: Coupling Steel with Methanol Production

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the steel industry accounts for close to 30% of the direct carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of the industry sector, which corresponds to 7% of the global CO2 emissions (data for 2014). At present, … Continue reading

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Congratulation, Alex Tavasoli, on being selected as a finalist in the MaRS Women in Cleantech Challenge!

The University of Toronto Solar Fuels Group is proud to announce that Alex Tavasoli has been selected as a finalist in the national Women in Cleachtech competition, hosted by MaRS Discovery District and Natural Resources Canada. Alex’s proposed company, “Solistra”, … Continue reading

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Celebrating 50 Years of Materials Research and Still Searching

The GAO Materials Research group was delighted to host a highly interdisciplinary, intellectually stimulating, and heartfelt symposium on Saturday, August 25th, in honour of Geoffrey Ozin’s 75th birthday. Friends, family, colleagues, former students, and current group members gathered, from near … Continue reading

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Congratulations Prof. Ozin!

Professor Geoffrey Ozin has been awarded a three-month extension of his Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) award to work with Professor Roland Dittmeyer, Director of the Institute for Microprocess Engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe Germany, on the development of … Continue reading

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Congratulations on Achieving the Golden h = 100!

In recognition of his innovative and technologically relevant contributions over the past 50 years, on July 18th 2018, Professor Geoffrey Ozin has achieved the ISI Golden h-index of 100. This accomplishment is remarkable as it is something research groups working … Continue reading

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Congratulations Hong Wang, Lu Wang and coworkers on you Angewante Chemie paper and cover entitled Ambient Electro-Synthesis of Ammonia – Electrode Porosity and Composition Engineering

Congratulations Hong Wang, Lu Wang, and coworkers on you Angewandte Chemie paper entitled “Ambient Electro-Synthesis of Ammonia – Electrode Porosity and Composition Engineering” in which they report for the first time that hierarchically structured nitrogen-doped nanoporous carbon membranes (NCMs) can … Continue reading

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