Environmental, Energy & Sustainability

Environment, Energy and Sustainability

Conservation of energy is an important aspect to consider when it comes to environmental sanitation. With increasing consumer demand for faster and more powerful electronics, energy needs are also exponentially increasing. Our CAMaR research program focuses on the development of new advanced materials where a small amount of energy can be used to manipulate and exploit their physical properties when implemented in electronic devices. It is thus possible to considerably reduce the energy consumption associated with data processing and storage. Our approach for the next generation of low-power devices will reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, provide better air quality by halting polluting fuels such as coal, and help control more off-grid electricity generation. Several teams of chemistry, physics and engineering from CAMaR are working together to contribute to these common objectives of energy saving, environmental sanitation and long-term sustainability.
 

Environment, Energy and Sustainable Development Research Groups

 

Murugesu group: Dr. Murugesu's research focuses on the design and synthesis of new nanoscale inorganic materials in order to study their interesting physical properties such as magnetism, conductivity and optical properties. Particular research emphasis is made on the preparation and characterization of mixed-metal Single Molecule Magnets (SMMs) and Single Chain Magnets (SCMs). The subsequent amalgamation of these magnetic materials with fullerenes and carbon nanotubes, for example, allows the preparation of interesting hybrid materials. Such systems hold the promise of creating novel nanoscale devices for quantum computing and molecular electronics. In this research a variety of characterization techniques are employed; X-ray diffraction, IR spectroscopy, NMR, Electrochemistry, EPR, SQUID magnetometry, Micro-SQUID, SEM. 

For more information, visit Murugesu's  webpage