IMRI Special seminar: Exploiting Functional Materials

Speaker: Dr. Badruz Zaman
Applied Chemistry and Environmental Science
Quality Engineering Test Establishment,
Department of National Defence, Government of Canada

Date/time: Monday, February 4, 2019, 1:30 pm
Venue: 2201 Natural Sciences II

My research interest ranges from the very fundamental to applications in electro-optics and biology. In this presentation, I would like to discuss the design, synthesis and characterization techniques of molecular solids, which are crystalline inorganic and/or organic materials of nanosize dimensions in which the molecules are held together in the lattice by weak intermolecular interactions. My goal is to understand these interactions, and to use molecular design principles to control the self-assembly of molecules and their eventual arrangement in the crystal lattice. Knowledge of the factors that control the solid-state structures may one day lead to the fabrication of materials with unique porosity (mainly nanomaterials, e.g., nanotubes, nanoparticles, nanowires, etc.), optical nonlinearity, magnetism, conductivity, and useful applications in the area of materials chemistry. The controlled organization of nanoparticles into well-ordered two- and threedimensional arrays is of crucial importance for the development of nanoelectronics. The directionality and reversibility of non-covalent bonds make them perfectly suitable to serve as linkers between nanoparticles. The self-organization of such structures also provides an efficient route to fabricate nanostructures on solid surfaces.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 – 14:00