What's New In the Lab?
Our group has joined a multidisciplinary team of researchers in the departments of Chemistry, Physics and Chemical Engineering to provide the best education to graduate students in the fields of Materials for Advanced Photonics and Sensing, MAPS. Funded through the CREATE program of NSERC our collaboration was awarded $1.6M to provide the interdisciplinary training and optical and material sciences. Please click on the link to the CREATE-MAPS site to learn more.
In our latest cover aarticle in Adv. Sus. Sys Hao Chen, John Saunders, Sogol Borjian and Xiaowei Wu were coating microphotonic tandem ring resonators with tetrasulfide‐functionalized mesoporous silica films to create remarkably sensitive and specific sensors for lead, Pb(II) in water.
When group alumni Annika, Sean, Nic and Yoon returned to Queen’s, we caught up over a BBQ with beer, sausages, pretzels and pretzel buns. Apparently our mini-Oktoberfest was approved by three German graduate students (can you spot them?).