Actual research project

The self-assembly and structural/electrochemical investigation of meso/nano structured composite materials for use in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs). Other interests include the study of new electrode materials for lithium ion batteries.

Contact

Work: Dept. of Chemistry
University of Toronto
Lash Miller Building
80, St. George Street
M5S3H6 Toronto , Canada
Office: Room LM 330
Phone : (416) 978-4233
Fax : 416 971 2011
Email: mmamak@chem.utoronto.ca

Curriculum Vitae

· B.A. Honors in Materials Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude(1994-1998), SUNY Binghamton , USA, Supervisor: M. S. Whittingham
· Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry (1998-2002), University of Toronto

Awards/Scholarships

· NSF Summer Fellowship in Solid State Chemistry (1997)
· American Institute of Chemists Award (1998) · Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
· Mary H. Beatty Fellowship (1998-1999)

List of major publications

· Chirayil, T. G.; Boylan, E. A.; Mamak, M.; Zavalij, P. Y.; Whittingham, M. S. "NMe4V3O7: Critical Role of pH in Hydrothermal Synthesis of Vanadium Oxides". Chemical Communications, (1), 33-34, 1997.

· Mamak, M.; Zavalij, P. Y.; Whittingham, M. S. "Layered Structure of Lithium Ethylene Glycolate, Li(OCH2CH2OH)". Acta Crystallographica C, (54), 937-939, 1998.

· Mamak, M.; Coombs, N.; Ozin, G. A. "Mesoporous Yttria-Zirconia Solid Solutions for Fuel Cells". Advanced Materials, 12 (3), 198-202, 2000.

· Mamak, M.; Coombs, N.; Ozin, G. A. "Self-Assembling Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Materials: Mesoporous Yttria-Zirconia and Metal-Yttria-Zirconia Solid Solutions". Journal of the American Chemical Society, 122 (37), 8932-8939, 2000.

· Mamak, M.; Coombs, N.; Ozin, G. A. "Electroactive Mesoporous Yttria-Stabilized-Zirconia Containing Platinum and Nickel Oxide Nanoclusters: A New Class of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Electrode Materials". Advanced Functional Materials, 11(1), 59-63, 2001. Front Cover Illustration.

· Mamak, M.; Coombs, N.; Ozin, G. A. "Mesoporous Nickel-Yttria-Zirconia Fuel Cell Materials". Chemistry of Materials, 13 (10), 3564-3570, 2001.

· Ozin, G. A. ; Mamak, M.; and Coombs, N. A., US Patent 6,420,063 "MESOPOROUS OXIDE COMPOSITIONS AND SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELLS", July 16, 2002, Assigned to Mobil Oil Corporation, Fairfax, Va. (US)

· Mamak, M.; Coombs, N.; Ozin, G. A. "Practical Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Anodes Derived from Self-Assembled Mesoporous-NiO-YSZ". Chemical Communications, (20), 2300-2301, 2002.

· Halla, J. D.; Mamak, M.; Williams, D. E.; Ozin, G. A. "Meso-SiO2-C12EO10OH-CF3SO3H - A Novel Proton Conducting Solid Electrolyte". Advanced Functional Materials, To be published 13 (2), 2003.

· Mamak, M.; Metaux, G.; Petrov, S.; Coombs, N.; Ozin, G. A. ; Green, M. A. "Lanthanum Strontium Manganite/Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia Nanocomposites Derived From a Surfactant Assisted, Co-assembled Mesoporous Phase". Submitted to Journal of the American Chemical Society.

 

 

 

 

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