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Does the $20 Million Carbon XPRIZE Exclude Solar Technologies?

In an article by Prof. Steinfeld and Prof. Stechel, they point out the rules set for the Carbon XPRIZE do not facilitate the use of solar energy as the sole source of energy, and may actually promote technologies that produce … Continue reading

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Jar of Fears: Do We Want to Fight CO2 or Embrace It?

Concordia’s Science Odyssey was kick-started with a lecture from Geoff entitled “Jar of Fears: Do We Want to Fight CO2 or Embrace It?” The Science Odyssey celebrates science in many forms – from a science fair for children and families, … Continue reading

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Catalytic CO2 Metal Oxide Chameleons

The development of CO2 refineries to help curb greenhouse gas emissions in the next decade will play an important role in helping to ameliorate climate change. To realize this Utopian vision of a sustainable future, there is an urgent need … Continue reading

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Congratulations Hong Wang on your VIP Angewandte Chemie Paper: A Step Towards the Electrochemical CO2 Refinery

Formic acid is used on a large scale for the green deicing of runways and planes at airports. It also functions as a medium for the safe storage of H2, which can be catalytically released on demand to be used … Continue reading

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CO2 Utilization Global Warriors

Professor Geoffrey Ozin and his research group are currently working on ways to turn atmospheric CO2 into fuels, such as gasoline, methanol, carbon monoxide and chemical products, such as urea based fertilizer. Such an approach would simultaneously reduce greenhouse gases … Continue reading

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Magnetothermal Heterogeneous Catalytic Reduction of CO2

Geoff introduces the concept of driving CO2 hydrogenation magnetothermally. In this case, the alternating current through an induction coil produces magnetic fields to heat a magnetic nanomaterial catalyst. The full article can be read on the Advanced Science News website.

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50 Covers Over 45 Years in the Ozin Group!!

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Articulation and Exploitation of Frustrated Lewis Pairs – A Case of Rediscovery in Science?

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.

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Size-Tunable Photothermal Germanium Nanocrystals

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

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Congrats to Chenxi and Wei!!

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

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