Research areas

Our research activities turns around energy technologies, environmental applications and sustainable development. Our research program is based on the collaboration of scientists from many disciplines (chemistry, physics, synthetic chemistry, characterization chemistry and microelectronic engineering) combining fundamental and applied interests. Our main areas of research are:

  • Nanosciences and shaping of nanomaterials
  • Molecular self-assembly and nanostructures
  • Green chemistry and environmentally friendly synthesis processes
  • Energy and energy storage
  • Organic synthesis and natural macromolecules

The uniqueness of our platform comes from our expertise, from our entire group of instruments, and from our ability to not only be able to synthesize new nanomaterials, but to characterize, formulate and integrate them into new devices, thus offering a unique collaborative environment.

Our approach

News

FTIR-PM-IRRAS and in-situ instrument

30 January 2023|

Professor Mohamed Siaj of the Department of Chemistry at UQAM and the NanoQAM research center have just made a new FTIR instrument available to various academic and industrial players in the fields of nanotechnology. This device can perform surface measurements using the FTIR-PM-IRRAS, FTIR-in-situ and FTR-ATR techniques.

New 3D microscope

5 December 2022|

Professor Ricardo Izquierdo at ETS and the NanoQAM research center have just made a new 3D microscope available to various academic and industrial players in the fields of nanotechnology.

Canada Research Chairs Program Grant

24 November 2022|

Le 16 novembre dernier, le ministre de l’Innovation, des Sciences et du Développement économique François-Philippe Champagne a annoncé les résultats de plusieurs programmes de financement de la recherche, dont le programme de Chaires de recherche du Canada. Le Pr. Bourgault bénéficiera d’un appui dans le cadre de ce programmes pour un montant de 100 000 $ par année pendant 5 ans.

Photo-Induced Force Microscope (PiFM)

5 October 2022|

Professor Mohamed Siaj of the Department of Chemistry at UQAM and the NanoQAM research center have just made available to the various academic and industrial players in the fields of nanotechnology a Photo-Induced Force microscope unique in Quebec. This microscope allows simultaneous topographic (AFM) and spectroscopic (PiFM) measurements.

New BET Instrument

4 October 2022|

Professor Mohamed Siaj of the Chemistry Department of UQAM and the NanoQAM research center have just made available to the various academic and industrial players in the fields of nanotechnology a new BET instrument allowing measurement of specific surface and porosity of materials.

Research

Our areas of research are related to nanosciences, materials shaping, molecular self-assembly, nanostructures, green chemistry, energy, organic synthesis and natural macromolecules.

Expertises

Our platform has advanced chemistry synthesis laboratories, experimental techniques for nano/microscopic characterization of materials, and a clean room containing equipment that allows the integration of materials into micrometric size devices.

Analyzes

We offer characterization and analysis services by making our infrastructure and equipment available to other academic institutions and manufacturers.

Partnerships

Questions, projects concerning nanomaterials and their characterizations. Contact us directly and at any time.

“The uniqueness of NanoQAM comes from its expertise, its entire group of instruments, and its ability to not only be able to synthesize new nanomaterials, but to characterize, formulate and integrate them into new devices, offering thus a unique collaborative environment.”
MOHAMED SIAJ, SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR

Partners

NanoQAM members are directly involved in numerous scientific collaborations, whether in Quebec or Canada, but especially internationally. These numerous collaborations take place both academically and industrially.

The future of nanomaterials

We are a multidisciplinary research center with expertise and scientific infrastructure dedicated to the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials and nanometric systems.

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