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Photochemical Surface Engineering Laboratory (PhotoSEL)

Phone: (514) 340-4711 Ext. 2326 Fax: (514) 340-4159 Room: A-554.1
Areas of expertise
Chemical engineering

Research areas description

The Photochemical Surface Engineering Laboratory (PhotoSEL) conducts research in the following fields:

  • Photochemical surface engineering and functionalization;
  • Bridging the gap between small scale nanofabrication and large scale nanomanufacturing;
  • Gas phase treatment methods (PICVD, chemical reactions, plasma);
  • Nanoparticle stabilization, to prevent and reverse agglomeration;
  • Identification of low-cost nanoparticle sources;
  • Health and safety aspects of nanomaterials;
  • Valorization of domestic and industrial waste streams;
  • Biocompatibility of materials destined for implantation.

Research interests

Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 1800 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Research staff

Professors / researchers (1)
Number of graduate students: 8
Number of postdoctoral fellows :1
Number of research agents: 1

Specialized equipment

  • 2 UVC-illuminated PICVD mini-reactors
  • 1 UVC-illuminated PICVD reactor (housed in a phototherapy booth)
  • Hyperspectral 3D/Vis-NIR microscope
  • FTIR spectrometer
  • Portable UV-Vis spectrophotometer