The development and study new polymeric and solid state materials with interesting and potentially useful properties represents one of the most important scientific frontiers in the 21st century. This is reflected in the broad range of research interests of the faculty whom are international leaders in their respective fields. The program in materials chemistry at Toronto ranks among the very best globally.
Supporting this research is an outstanding range of state of the art facilities which match those found anywhere. In addition to Departmental multinuclear solution and solid state NMR instruments, Mass Spectrometry and Single Crystal and Powder X-ray diffraction, a wide variety of instrumentation is available within the individual research groups. These techniques include Gel Permeation Chromatography, Low-Angle Laser Light Scattering and Dynamic Light Scattering, Atomic Force and Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Thermogravimetric Analysis - Mass Spectrometry, and Dynamic Mechanical Analysis. Instrumentation is also available for the following techniques: Electrochemistry, FTIR, Mössbauer and Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy, and Fluorescence Decay Measurements. Access to state of the art microscopy (transmission electron, scanning electron, confocal fluorescence) and laser technology is also available.
We offer competitive stipends as well as top-up awards for NSERC recipients.