Monday, February 4, 2019 - 1:30pm

My  research  interest  ranges  from  the  very  fundamental  to  applications  in electro-optics and biology. In this presentation, I would like to discuss the design, synthesis and characterization techniques of molecular solids, which are crystalline inorganic and/or organic materials of nanosize dimensions in which the molecules are held together in the lattice by weak intermolecular interactions.  My  goal  is  to  understand  these  interactions,  and  to  use molecular design principles to control the self-assembly of molecules and their eventual arrangement in the crystal lattice.  Knowledge of the factors that control the solid-state structures may one day lead to the fabrication of materials  with  unique  porosity  (mainly  nanomaterials,  e.g.,  nanotubes, nanoparticles,     nanowires,     etc.),     optical     nonlinearity,     magnetism, conductivity, and useful applications in the area of materials chemistry.  The controlled organization of nanoparticles into well-ordered two- and three- dimensional   arrays   is   of   crucial   importance   for   the   development   of nanoelectronics. The directionality and reversibility of non-covalent bonds make them perfectly suitable to serve as linkers between nanoparticles.  The self-organization  of  such  structures  also  provides  an  efficient  route  to fabricate nanostructures on solid surfaces.


Dr. Badruz Zaman


Applied Chemistry and Environmental Science Quality Engineering Test Establishment, Department of National Defence, Government of Canada


NS2 2201