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

Award

Dalton Transactions Award

Matthew Roy

Award

Doctoral Dissertation Award

William Morrish

Award

Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship

Tanisha Mehreen

Award

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

Christopher Robidillo

Award

Jean Isabel Soper Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Science

Tanisha Mehreen

Award

MITACS Globalink Research Award

Michelle Ha

Award

MITACS Globalink Research Award

Christopher Robidillo

Award

Post-Doctoral Fellow Award

Matthew Roy

Award

Postgraduate Scholarship - Doctoral

Michelle Ha

Award

Thesis-Based Master's Recruitment Scholarship

Tanisha Mehreen

Award

Willa and Stuart B Woods Graduate Scholarship in Physics

Tanisha Mehreen

Award

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

Al Meldrum, Hui Wang, Kirsty Gardner

Scholarly Refereed Journal

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

Scholarly Refereed Journal

An Ultrasensitive Fluorescent Paper-Based CO2 Sensor

Al Meldrum, Hui Wang

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Bioconjugation of Silicon Quantum Dots with Active Enzymes

Christopher Robidillo

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

Christopher Robidillo

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

Scholarly Refereed Journal

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

Vladimir K Michaelis, Michelle Ha

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Endogenous Dynamic Nuclear Polarization NMR of Hydride-Terminated Silicon Nanoparticles

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

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Fluorescence and Lasing in Dye-doped and Conjugated Polymer Microspheres

Kirsty Gardner

Doctoral Thesis/Dissertation

Functional Bioinorganic Hybrids from Enzymes and Luminescent Silicon-Based Nanoparticles

Jonathan G.C. Veinot, Maryam Aghajamali, Christopher Robidillo, Xiyu Zhang

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Functional Bioinorganic Hybrids from Enzymes and Silicon Quantum Dots

Jonathan G.C. Veinot, Christopher Robidillo

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Functional Bioinorganic Hybrids from Enzymes and Silicon-Based Quantum Dots

Jonathan G.C. Veinot, Christopher Robidillo

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

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

Jonathan G.C. Veinot, Vladimir K Michaelis, Alyx Thiessen, 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

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Interfacing Enzymes with Silicon Nanocrystals

Jonathan G.C. Veinot, Christopher Robidillo

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Interfacing Enzymes with Silicon Nanocrystals

Jonathan G.C. Veinot, Christopher Robidillo

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

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

Jonathan G.C. Veinot, Maryam Aghajamali, Christopher Robidillo

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Interfacing enzymes with silicon nanocrystals through the thiol-ene reaction

Jonathan G.C. Veinot, Maryam Aghajamali, Christopher Robidillo

Scholarly Refereed Journal

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

Matthew Roy

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

Scholarly Refereed Journal

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

Scholarly Refereed Journal

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

Jonathan G.C. Veinot, Christopher Robidillo

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

Jonathan G.C. Veinot, Christopher Robidillo

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, Haoyang Yu, Christopher Robidillo

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Sensing with Optical Microresonators and Integrating Cavities

William Morrish

Doctoral Thesis/Dissertation

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

Juli Gibbs, Ben Rehl, Mokhtar Rashwan

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Surface Functionalization of Photoluminescent Silicon Nanocrystals with Active Enzymes

Christopher Robidillo

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

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

Scholarly Refereed Journal

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

Matthew Roy

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

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

Matthew Roy

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

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

Jonathan G.C. Veinot, Christopher Robidillo

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Ultrabright Fluorescent and Lasing Microspheres from a Conjugated Polymer

Jonathan G.C. Veinot, Al Meldrum, Maryam Aghajamali, Kirsty Gardner, William Morrish

Scholarly Refereed Journal

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

Matthew Roy

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Waveguide Resonances in Capillaries for Microlasing and Sensing

William Morrish

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Wide-gamut lasing from a single organic chromophore.

Al Meldrum, Hui Wang

Scholarly Refereed Journal