Advanced Inorganic Molecular Systems

Research in Advanced Inorganic Molecular Systems involves inorganic substances in industrial and natural systems, with a focus on their interactions at a molecular level.  An importance in placed on three key ideas:  the development of technologies that generate clean energy, converting wastes to products, and maximizing the value of natural resources.  Experts in this area aid in better understanding the behaviour of anthropogenic chemicals in ecosystems, as well as help natural resource industries achieve sustainable development.

Industrial inorganic systems produce nearly all the products vital to our society, including metals, allowys, ceramics, paper, celan energy, clean water and air, industrial gases, health products, and the chemicals of everyday use.  Inorganic systems are also used in the processing and extraction of ores, the controlling of wastes and emissions, and even the protection of infrastructure such as bridges and pipelines.  In the natural environment, the formation of greenhouse gases as well as the carbon, nitrogen, and sulpher cycles are also examples of important inorganic systems.

At the heart of these inorganic systems is the control and transformation of inorganic species at the molecular level.  Experts in this area seek to understand these inorganic systems through knowledge of inorganic chemistry, electrolytes, thermodynamics and kintetics, unit operations, and system design.

Current research in this area includes:

  • Chemistry of Urban Aerosols

  • Environmental Impact of Nuclear Facilities

  • Solid Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells

  • Metallic Electrodeposition

  • Environmental and Industrial Inorganic Sulphur Chemistry

  • Electrochemical Reaction Engineering

  • Electrocatalytic Reactions