Materials Chemistry

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Materials Chemistry embraces research in different chemistry fields with a goal of developing functional materials.

Our research focuses on both soft (biological and polymers) and hard materials. This may mean improving current materials or preparing new high-performance ones, optimizing existing characterization tools and developing new tools. Applications of our work include are improved lithium ion batteries for energy storage, fuel cells for power generation, polymers for medical and electronic applications, radiopharmaceuticals for cancer screening and treatment, biocompatible hydrogels for drug delivery, catalysts and semiconductors, materials for magnetic cooling and waste heat recovery, functional optical materials, and water sensors.

Areas of specialty:

  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Polymers and optical materials
  • Batteries for energy storage
  • Catalysts and semiconductors
  • Hydrogels for drug delivery
  • Magnetic cooling and thermoelectrics

Our researchers:

Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology | McMaster University has 11 registered members
Alex Adronov
Professor
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Synthetic Polymer Chemistry

Michael Brook
Professor, Faculty of Science Chair in Sustainable Silicone Polymers
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Sustainable silicone chemistry
Katherine Bujold
Assistant Professor
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DNA Nanotechnology
Gillian Goward
Professor and Chair
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Lithium Ion Batteries & Fuel Cells

Peter Kruse
Professor, Associate Chair (Graduate Studies)
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Surfaces, interface and low-dimensional materials

Jose Moran-Mirabal
Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair in Micro- and Nanostructured Materials, Associate Chair (Graduate Studies)
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Micro- and nanostructured materials
Yurij Mozharivskyj
Professor
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Thermoelectric materials
Kalaichelvi Saravanamuttu
Professor
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Light-responsive materials and systems

Harald Stover
Professor
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Functional polymers; colloids and microspheres

Ignacio Vargas-Baca
Professor
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Supramolecular Main-Group Chemistry
Ryan Wylie
Associate Professor
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Drug delivery, immunotherapeutics
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