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.
Vanier Scholarship Winner
Mélanie Côté-Cyr obtains the most prestigious graduate scholarship in Canada. Doctoral student Mélanie Côté-Cyr is among the recipients of the 2022 Vanier scholarship. Worth $50,000 per year for three years, the Vanier scholarship is awarded according to three main criteria: excellence of the academic record, the potential for research and leadership skills.
FTIR-PM-IRRAS and in-situ instrument
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
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
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)
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
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.
Our areas of research are related to nanosciences, materials shaping, molecular self-assembly, nanostructures, green chemistry, energy, organic synthesis and natural macromolecules.
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.
We offer characterization and analysis services by making our infrastructure and equipment available to other academic institutions and manufacturers.
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.”
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.