ACS Nano Virtual Issue on WIN
December 2019: We are proud to be a member group of Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) that was highlighted in ACS Nano. WIN is Canada’s largest nanotechnology institute and a world leader in the broader areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology. As WIN enters its 12th year of operation, we have set out to be world leaders in nanoscience and nanotechnology, meeting the targets for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that will lead to sustainable development, economic growth, and environmental protection. Read more in the issue’s editorial.
Monash University visit
2019/12/05: Anna gave a seminar at the School of Chemistry at Monash University in Melbourne. Many thanks to Dr. Pavel Cherepanov for organizing the visit. It was great to connect with Prof. Douglas MacFarlane and learn about the current research of his excellent team. Looking forward to future collaboration with this great group!
Fudan University visit
2019/12/05: Anna presented a seminar about the group’s research at the State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers at Fudan University in Shanghai. Prof. Zhihong Nie and his team were absolutely wonderful hosts. New collaboration is underway!
2019/11/21: Stephen successfully presented his Masters seminar to his Advisory committee. Congrats Stephen!
Paper published in ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering
2019/11/12: Our work on electrocarboxylation in divided cells with non-sacrificial anodes and aqueous anolytes has been published in ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. Congrats Jury, Xenia, Feng, and Thomas!
Trent University visit
2019/11/06: Anna presented a seminar about the group’s work at the Chemistry Department at Trent University (Ontario). It was a pleasure to visit with and have great discussions with the faculty members at Trent!
Symposium on Chemical Physics 2019
2019/11/02: Feng and Xenia presented our poster on atom mobility, field and current effects in nanoelectrocatalysis at the Symposium on Chemical Physics in Waterloo.
2019/10/16: Anna gave a talk at MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente (Netherlands) as a part of WIN-MESA+ workshop to support collaboration between the institutes. Looking forward to working with our partners on exciting projects!
Paper published in Nanomaterials
2019/10/11: Our work on reductive and coordinative effects of hydrazine in structural transformations of copper hydroxide nanoparticles has been published in Nanomaterials (special issue “Novel Nanomaterials for Applications in Energy and Catalysis”). Congrats Xenia, Alexandra and Feng!
New additions to the team
2019/09/01: Yixiang joins the group as a MASc student in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering (co-supervised by prof. Xianguo Li) after completing his BASc at Waterloo. UW undergraduate students Elena (Chemistry) and Jordan (Materials and Nanosciences) join the group to work on their CHEM494 projects, and Nanoengineering student Helen joins as a volunteer. Welcome Yixiang, Elena, Jordan, and Helen!
2019/07/19: Feng received a prestigious fellowship of $10,000 from Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology. WIN Nanofellowship winners are students of the highest quality, who have demonstrated excellence in academic performance and research, and are outstanding candidates for a graduate degree. Congratulations Feng!
Soapbox Science Waterloo 2019
2019/06/09: As a part of University of Waterloo Outreach and Soapbox Science, Anna gave a talk for general public at Victoria park, Kitchener on turning carbon dioxide into useful chemicals.
102nd Canadian Chemistry Conference
2019/06/06: Jury and Xenia presented a poster on the influence of the cell design on electrocarboxylation of organohalides and Anna gave a talk on shape-defined nanostructures in electrocatalysis at 102nd Canadian Chemistry Conference in Quebec city.
Summer interns joining the team
2019/05/13: Marion and Alex, engineering students from National College of Chemical Engineering Mulhouse (France) are joining the group for a summer internship. Welcome Alex and Marion!
New addition to the team
2019/05/01: Stephen joins the group as a MSc student in Chemistry after completing his BSc in Chemistry at Carleton University. Welcome Stephen!
PhD Comprehensive Exam
2019/04/12: Feng successfully passed his comprehensive exam, following the presentation of CHEM795 seminar to his Advisory committee on February 15th. Congrats Feng! Time to celebrate!
2019/03/16: Thomas did a fabulous job presenting his work over the past 8 month and handling questions at the final CHEM494 Seminar Day. Congrats Thomas!
Visiting researcher joining the team
2019/03/01: Eugeniia joins the team again in her second 4-month research visit to Waterloo as a part of her PhD studentship at Saint Petersburg State University, Russia. Welcome back Eugeniia!
Paper published in PCCP
2019/02/06: Our work on structural transformations of Cu(II)-nanoparticle-derived structures under CO2 reduction conditions was published in PCCP. Congrats Jake, Amir, Feng, Alexey, and Thomas!
Update: the paper was selected as 2019 HOT PCCP article!
Paper published in Nanoscale
2019/01/22: Our work in collaboration with the Optics and Nanophotonics Lab at CSULB on the synthesis, plasmonic, and catalytic properties of gold nanocages with aligned octahedral cores has been published in Nanoscale. Congrats Eugeniia, Kseniia, Rachelle, and Andre!
Update: the paper was highlighted in themed collection “Materials and Nano Research in Toronto”!
New additions to the team
2018/12/17: Jury joins the group as a Postdoc after obtaining his PhD in Organic Synthesis from Saint Petersburg State University, Russia. Xenia joins the group as a PhD student (Chemistry + Nanotechnology Collaborative Program) after completing her MSc in Chemistry from Saint Petersburg State University. Welcome Jury and Xenia!
New additions to the team
2018/09/01: Feng joins the group as a first PhD student (Chemistry + Nanotechnology Collaborative Program) after completing his MSc at Jiliang University, China. UW undergraduate students Thomas (Chemistry) joins the group to work on his CHEM494 project. Welcome Feng and Thomas!
Fall 2018: Over the past year, the lab evolved from no/bare walls into a functional space for doing cool science: big thanks to everyone who participated in setting up this space and even managed to work on research projects in the interim! Here are some before and after photos of the wet lab: