Research in the Centre is carried out by more than 20 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and a Research Associate.
Graduate and post-doctoral researchers involved in the work of the Centre are involved in synthesis and characterization of new polymers and in the preparation of new materials with efficient structures and properties. They work at the forefront of the polymer material science preparing thin polymeric films for advanced catalysis, for microelectronic and nonlinear optical applications. They have an opportunity to interact with a broad spectrum of industries, to see how innovation and new product development impact industries ranging from start-ups to those considered to be "mature."
We offer two undergraduate courses CHM325 (Materials Chemistry) and CHM 426 (Polymer Chemistry) and two core graduate courses “CHM1301 (Synthetic Polymer Chemistry) and CHM 1302 (Polymer Physical Chemistry).
Polymer and Materials Science Seminars take place on Thursdays at 4:00 pm in the Davenport Seminar Room.
Our recent graduates take positions in Academia (for example, University of Waterloo, University of Wisconsin, University of Colorado, University of British Columbia, University of Victoria), and in a broad spectrum of industries. These include the chemical industry (3M, DuPont, Bayer), the electronics/reprographics industry (Xerox, JDS), the coatings industry, and positions in government laboratories, at the National Research Council in Ottawa, and with the Ministry of the Environment in Toronto.
- "ORDCF Workshop on Polymer Films," University of Toronto, August 22, 2003
- "ORDCF Workshop on Polymer Films," University of Toronto, August 20, 2004