Project Team

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Michael Wolf
Professor
Department of Chemistry
UBC Faculty of Science

Research Area: Inorganic, organic and polymer materials chemistry; nanomaterials; molecular electronics.

UBC CO - INVESTIGATORS

Milind Kandlikar
Associate Professor
Liu Institute for Global Issues & Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability
UBC College for Interdisciplinary Studies

Research Area: Science, technology and public policy; climate change; renewable technologies; risks and benefits of nanotechnologies

Mark MacLachlan
Professor
Department of Chemistry
UBC Faculty of Science

Research Area: Supramolecular and materials chemistry; mesoporous materials; selfassembled materials

John Madden
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
UBC Faculty of Applied Science

Research Area: Fabrication, characterization, modeling and application of novel materials for use in electrical and electromechanical devices; photovoltaics; energy storage and supercapicators

Peyman Servati
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
UBC Faculty of Applied Science

Research Area: Nanowires, nanocomposites, mechanically flexible electronics, low cost and flexible solar cells, nanocomposite fibers, nanowire sensors

EXTERNAL TEAM MEMBERS

Ray Baughman, Professor, Nanotech Institute, University of Texas - Dallas, USA
Francesco Lelj, Professor, Dipartmento di Chimicia, Universita della Basilicata in Potenza, Italy,
Fred MacDonnell, Professor, University of Texas-Arlington, USA
David Officer, Professor, University of Wollongong, Australia
Arash Takshi, Assistant Professor, University of South Florida, USA

STUDENT INTERNS 

Rowshan Rahmanian is a PhD student in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UBC.  He completed his MSc in Materials Science and Engineering in Sharif University of Technology in Iran, and is now a member of Flexible Electronics and Energy Lab (FEEL) where he works under the supervision of Prof. Peyman Servati developing flexible and stretchable electronic materials, and studying their applications in photovoltaic and sensor devices.  In his free time, Rowshan enjoys practicing music and martial arts.

Veronica Carta is a native of Senigallia (AN), Italy.  She did her BSc and MSc in chemistry at "La Sapienza, University of Rome" working with Prof. Guido Gigli on the production of new intermetallic molecules and the study of their thermodynamical stability. She is now a PhD student in Prof. Mark MacLachlan's group where she is developing new materials for solar cells.  In her spare time, Veronica enjoys playing the violin and skiing. 

Chris Brown was born in Worcestershire, England, and moved to Vancouver in the summer of 2012. He undertook his MChem at Newcastle University working with Dr Lee Higham making air-stable primary phosphines, with a view to synthesizing safer precursors to the DuPhos analogues.  He is now a PhD student in Prof. Michael Wolf's group where he is developing new materials for solar cells. In his free time, Chris enjoys cycling, photography and going to gigs.