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In collaboration with Prof. Makhsud Saidaminov from the University of Victoria we are starting a new NFRF project targeting the synthesis of new solution-processed semiconductors.

Our initial goal is to improve the stability of fully-inorganic Pb-based perovskites for applications in solar cells and X-ray detectors. The next milestone is discovering new Pb-free perovskite-like materials.

Welcoming a visiting PhD student, Pimsuda, who will lead this project!

Congratulations, Kamal!

ACS Materials Letters, 2020, just accepted manuscript.

The oxygen evolution capabilities of a manganese metal-organic framework (MOF) are demonstrated in acid (pH 1.3) for the first time. The MOF/carbon black composite significantly outperforms MnO2, a known non-noble acidic OER catalyst, exhibiting overpotentials of 539 mV and 764 mV (vs. 715 mV and 898 mV for MnO2) for a current density of 10 mA/cm2 and 50 mA/cm2 respectively.

Machine Learning Accelerates Discovery of Optimal Colloidal Quantum Dot Synthesis

In this work, we applied Bayesian optimization methods to facilitate the search in a multi-dimensional parameter space of quantum dot synthesis and achieved the optimal results in a smaller number of experimental trials compared to conventional methods (random search, grid search, or gradient descent).