Integrated Carbon Capture and (Photo) Reduction Systems: Toward on-line monitoring, sequestration and conversion to useful chemical feedstock

This project aims toward fundamental research into greehouse gas (GHG) detection, capture, utilization, and storage. It combines a group of chemists and a physicist with expertise in optical sensing and the physical and chemical properties of GHGs. For example, there is currently a huge need for large GHG (methane) sensing for reducing the impact of fugitive emissions from energy production, transport, and storage. There is also a large effort aimed toward converting, eliminating, or indefinitely storing CO2 from energy production. The research team has a focus on fudamental research and development in these areas.

2019 Petro Canada Young Innovators

Vladimir K Michaelis

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Dalton Transactions Award

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Doctoral Dissertation Award

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Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship

Tanisha Mehreen

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Graduate Student Award for Outstanding Paper in E-MRS Fall Meeting 2018 Symposium

Award

Jean Isabel Soper Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Science

Tanisha Mehreen

Award

MITACS Globalink Research Award

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MITACS Globalink Research Award

Michelle Ha

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Post-Doctoral Fellow Award

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Postgraduate Scholarship - Doctoral

Michelle Ha

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Thesis-Based Master's Recruitment Scholarship

Tanisha Mehreen

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Willa and Stuart B Woods Graduate Scholarship in Physics

Tanisha Mehreen

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A metal-organic framework with color-switching and strongly polarized emission

Al Meldrum, Hui Wang

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Alkaline Earth Metal-Organic Frameworks with Tailorable Ion Release: A Path for Supporting Biomineralization

Arthur Mar, Anton Oliynyk, Vladimir K Michaelis, Michelle Ha, Guy Bernard

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

An Ultrasensitive Fluorescent Paper-Based CO2 Sensor

Al Meldrum, Hui Wang

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Bioconjugation of Silicon Quantum Dots with Active Enzymes

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Blended Conjugated Polymer microspheres with "on demand" emission colors

Al Meldrum, Tanisha Mehreen

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Blended Conjugated Polymer microspheres with "on demand" emission colors

Al Meldrum, Hui Wang, Tanisha Mehreen

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Catalytic Photoluminescent Bioinorganic Hybrids from Enzymes and Silicon Nanocrystals

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Co-aromatization of methane with propane over Zn/HZSM -5: The methane reaction pathway and the effect of Zn distribution

Hongbo Zeng, Xiaohui Mao, Vladimir K Michaelis

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Distinguishing Active Site Identity in Sn-Beta Zeolites using 31P MAS NMR of Absorbed Trimethylphosphine Oxide

Vladimir K Michaelis, Michelle Ha

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Endogenous Dynamic Nuclear Polarization NMR of Hydride-Terminated Silicon Nanoparticles

Jonathan G.C. Veinot, Vladimir K Michaelis, Michelle Ha

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Fluorescence and Lasing in Dye-doped and Conjugated Polymer Microspheres

Doctoral Thesis/Dissertation

Fluorescence color change conjugated organic materials and devices

Hui Wang

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Functional Bioinorganic Hybrids from Enzymes and Luminescent Silicon-Based Nanoparticles

Jonathan G.C. Veinot, Xiyu Zhang

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Functional Bioinorganic Hybrids from Enzymes and Silicon Quantum Dots

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Functional Bioinorganic Hybrids from Enzymes and Silicon-Based Quantum Dots

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

H-SiNP: Cutting Through the Layers Using 29Si MAS and DNP NMR

Vladimir K Michaelis, Michelle Ha

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

High-Capacitance Pseudocapacitors from Li$\less$sup$\greater$$\mathplus$$\less$/sup$\greater$ Ion Intercalation in Nonporous, Electrically Conductive 2D Coordination Polymers

Vladimir K Michaelis

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Hydride Terminated SiNP:Cutting through the Layers Using 29Si MAS and DNP NMR Spectroscopy

Vladimir K Michaelis, Michelle Ha

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Identifying catalytic Environments using Adsorbed Trimethylphosphine Oxide in Lewis Acid Zeolite via 31P MAS NMR Spectroscopy

Vladimir K Michaelis, Michelle Ha

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Impact of Al sites on the methane co-aromatization with alkanes over Zn/HZSM -5

Vladimir K Michaelis

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Interfacing Enzymes with Silicon Nanocrystals

Jonathan G.C. Veinot

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Interfacing Enzymes with Silicon Nanocrystals

Jonathan G.C. Veinot

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Interfacing Enzymes with Silicon-Based Nanoparticles through the Amide Coupling Reaction

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Interfacing enzymes with silicon nanocrystals through the thiol-ene reaction

Jonathan G.C. Veinot

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Isolation of a Low-Valent Silver(I) Cation using an Extremely Bulky N-Heterocyclic Carbene

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Mechanistic Investigation on Catalytic Deoxygenation of Phenol as a Model Compound of Biocrude Under Methane

Hongbo Zeng, Vladimir K Michaelis, Michelle Ha

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

New Insights on χ(3) Measurements: Comparing Non-Resonant Second Harmonic Generation and Resonant Sum Frequency Generation at the Silica/Aqueous Electrolyte Interface

Juli Gibbs, Ben Rehl, Mokhtar Rashwan

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Preparation of Enzyme-Silicon Nanocrystal Hybrids Through the Amide Coupling and Thiol-Ene Reactions

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

RGB fluorescence in polymer and polyelectrolyte films doped with an organic chromophore

Hui Wang

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Ratiometric Detection of Nerve Agents Using Silicon-Based Quantum Dots and Green Fluorescent Protein

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Ratiometric Detection of Nerve Agents by Coupling Complementary Properties of Silicon-Based Quantum Dots and Green Fluorescent Protein

Jonathan G.C. Veinot, Al Meldrum

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Sensing with Optical Microresonators and Integrating Cavities

Doctoral Thesis/Dissertation

Silicon Quantum Dot–Polymer Fabry–Pérot Resonators with Narrowed and Tunable Emissions

Bruno Luppi, I Teng Cheong

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Structure of the Silica/Divalent Electrolyte Interface: Molecular Insight into Charge Inversion with Increasing pH

Juli Gibbs, Ben Rehl, Mokhtar Rashwan

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Surface Functionalization of Photoluminescent Silicon Nanocrystals with Active Enzymes

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Synthesis, Properties, and Derivatization of Poly(dihydrogermane): A Germanium-Based Polyethylene Analogue

Ziqi Li

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

The Role of Ions on the Surface-Bound Water Structure at the Silica/Water Interface: Identifying the Spectral Signature of Stability

Juli Gibbs, Ben Rehl

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

The Stabilization of Low-Valent Inorganic Cations using a Bulky N-Heterocyclic Carbene

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

The Stabilization of a pseudo-Monocoordinate Silver (I) Cation

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Thermally Responsive Photoluminescent Hybrids from Silicon Quatum Dots and Elastin-Like Polypeptides

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Ultrabright Fluorescent and Lasing Microspheres from a Conjugated Polymer

Al Meldrum

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Using Anionic N-Heterocyclic Olefins to Access New Cyclic Bonding Motifs in the Main Group

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Waveguide Resonances in Capillaries for Microlasing and Sensing

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Wide-gamut lasing from a single organic chromophore.

Al Meldrum, Hui Wang

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

“Turning the dials”: controlling synthesis, structure, composition, and surface chemistry to tailor silicon nanoparticle properties

Sarah Milliken, I Teng Cheong, Ziqi Li

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article