Academic Talk: Multifunctional materials for emerging technologies


Presenter: Prof. Federico Rosei(Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Varennes (QC), Canada *

Topic: Multifunctional materials for emerging technologies

Time: 10:15 AM, Nov. 14th (Tuesday)

Location: 909-B


As the age of fossil fuels is coming to an end, now more than ever there is the need for more efficient and sustainable renewable energy technologies. This presentation will give an overview on recent developments in solar technologies that may address, in part the energy challenge. In particular, nanostructured materials synthesized via the bottom–up approach present an opportunity for future generation low cost manufacturing of devices [1]. We demonstrate various multifunctional materials, namely materials that exhibit more than one functionality, and structure/property relationships in such systems, including new strategies for the synthesis of multifunctional nanoscale materials to be used for applications electronics and photovoltaics [2-30].


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Federico Rosei has held the Canada Research Chair (Junior) in Nanostructured Organic and Inorganic Materials between 2003 and 2013. He is Professor and Director of Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications, Université du Québec, Varennes (QC) Canada. Since January 2014 he holds the UNESCO Chair in Materials and Technologies for Energy Conversion, Saving and Storage and since May 2016 he also holds the Canada Research Chair (Senior) in Nanostructured Materials. He received MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1996 and 2001, respectively.

He is Academician of several national and international academies, including: the Royal Society of Canada, the European Academy of Science, the World Academy of Art and Science, the World Academy of Ceramics, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the Engineering Institute of Canada, Foreign Member of the Mexican Academy of Engineering.

Dr. Rosei’s research interests focus on the properties of nanostructured materials, and on how to control their size, shape, composition, stability and positioning when grown on suitable substrates. He has extensive experience in fabricating, processing and characterizing inorganic, organic and biocompatible nanomaterials. He has published over 260 articles in prestigious international journals (including Science, Nature Photonics, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Advanced Materials, Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed., Journal of the American Chemical Society, Advanced Functional Materials, Nanoletters, ACS Nano, Biomaterials, Small, Physical Review Letters, Nanoscale, Chem. Comm., AppliedPhysics Letters, Physical Review B, etc.), has been invited to speak at over 270 international conferences and has given over 210 seminars and colloquia, over 50 professional development lectures and 35 public lectures in 42 countries on all inhabited continents. His publications have been cited over 9000 times and his H index is 51.

Contact: Prof. Xuhui Sun

Editor: Juan Yang