Actual research project

My research interest are focused in Photonic Band Gap (PBG) materials and their defects. As such, I am pursuing studies in Physical Chemistry at the Ph.D. level at U. of T.


Work: Dept. of Chemistry
University of Toronto
Lash Miller Building
80, St. George Street
M5S3H6 Toronto , Canada
Office: Room LM 329
Fax : 416 971 2011

Curriculum Vitae

  • Concordia Bursary (1997)
  • Concordia Bursary (1998)
  • Dean's List (1997-1999)
  • RISE project funding ( U. of Saskatchewan )
  • FCAR scholarship (2000-2001)
  • University of Toronto Fellowship (2002-2003)
  • OGSST: Ontario Government Scholarship in Science & Tech. (2003-2004)

Research in Laser Writing in Photonic Crystal Fibers (see refereed publication 7 below) produced a high scientific impact generating news headlines in top scientific journals:

  1. Drawing a line in silicon by Philip Ball, Nature , Vol. 424, p. 385 (2003)
  2. Carving a path for light by Philip Ball, Nature Materials Nanozone , web publication 24 July 2003

Number of Patents filled and/or accepted : 5

List of publications

  1. N. Tetreault, A. Arsenault, A. Mihi, S. Wong, V. Kitaev, H. Miguez and G. A. Ozin, Smart Defects in Photonic Crystals , Nature Materials (2004), pp. submitted.
  2. Y. Cohen, K. Landskron, N. Tétreault, S. Fournier-Bidoz, B. Hatton and G. A. Ozin, Silicon-Silica Nanocomposite Material , Advanced Functional Materials (2004), pp. accepted.
  3. N. Tétreault, H. Míguez and G. A. Ozin, Silicon inverse opal - Platform for PBG research , Advanced Materials, 16 (2004), pp. 1471-1476.
  4. G. von Freymann, S. John, M. Schulz-Dobrick, E. Vekris, N. Tetreault, S. Wong, V. Kitaev and G. A. Ozin, Tungsten inverse opals: The influence of absorption on the photonic band structure in the visible spectral region , Applied Physics Letters, 84 (2004), pp. 224-226.
  5. N. Tetreault, A. Mihi, H. Miguez, I. Rodriguez, G. A. Ozin, F. Meseguer and V. Kitaev, Dielectric planar defects in colloidal photonic crystal films , Advanced Materials, 16 (2004), pp. 346-349.
  6. H. Miguez, N. Tetreault, S. M. Yang, V. Kitaev and G. A. Ozin, A new synthetic approach to silicon colloidal photonic crystals with a novel topology and an omni-directional photonic bandgap: Micromolding in inverse silica opal (MISO) , Advanced Materials, 15 (2003), pp. 597-600.
  7. N. Tetreault, H. Miguez, S. M. Yang, V. Kitaev and G. A. Ozin, Refractive index patterns in silicon inverted colloidal photonic crystals , Advanced Materials, 15 (2003), pp. 1167-1172.
  8. H. Miguez, S. M. Yang, N. Tetreault and G. A. Ozin, Oriented free-standing three-dimensional silicon inverted colloidal photonic crystal microribers , Advanced Materials, 14 (2002), pp. 1805-1808.
  9. H. Miguez, N. Tetreault, B. Hatton, S. M. Yang, D. Perovic and G. A. Ozin, Mechanical stability enhancement by pore size and connectivity control in colloidal crystals by layer-by-layer growth of oxide , Chemical Communications (2002), pp. 2736-2737.
  10. Soten, H. Miguez, S. M. Yang, S. Petrov, N. Coombs, N. Tetreault, N. Matsuura, H. E. Ruda and G. A. Ozin, Barium titanate inverted opals - Synthesis, characterization, and optical properties , Advanced Functional Materials, 12 (2002), pp. 71-77.
  11. Control of the photophysical properties of polyatomic molecules by substitution and solvation: The second excited singlet state of azulene. Tetreault N, Muthyala RS, Liu RSH, Steer RP . Journal of Physical Chemistry A 103: (15) 2524-2531 APR 15 1999 ( Abstract )





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