The Centre for the Study of Thin Polymer Films for Advanced Properties was established in 2001 to develop new knowledge about the origin of performance of thin polymer films. We develop new approaches for synthesizing new polymers, with catalytic or photoresponsive properties. We will develop new techniques to characterize these materials and a deeper knowledge of the surfaces and interfaces within them.
Over the next 3 years, a new generation of materials will be created at the Centre for a broad range of technologies, ranging from microelectronics and optoelectronics, to new catalysts; from bright fluorescent coatings to new adhesives and new lubricants.
The Centre is supported by Industry, Ontario Research Challenge and Development Fund and NSERC Canada. Our team is part of a larger materials group using a world-class equipment infrastructure (CFI-supported Centre "Nanostructured Polymeric and Inorganic Materials").