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Drs. Simon Rondeau-Gagné, Tricia Carmichael and John Trant
Drs. Simon Rondeau-Gagné, Tricia Carmichael and John Trant

Team Expands Organic Material Research Thanks to Grants, New Facility

Chemistry and biochemistry professors Dr. Tricia Carmichael BSc ’92, PhD ’96, Dr. John Trant, and Dr. Simon Rondeau-Gagné will head up a new Functional Organic Materials Research Centre with grants totaling $700,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the Ontario Research Fund, and contributions from industry partners. 

The centre will allow the researchers to expand on their current research into designing and synthesizing new organic materials to create wearable electronics, stretchable transistors, and highly specified drug delivery methods. 

The team and their work will be housed in the Faculty of Science’s new research facility and will be divided into two major biomaterials and bioelectronics platforms, and includes such advanced instrumentation as a custom-built peptide synthesizer, an ultra-high-temperature gel permeation chromatography system, and a cutting-edge transistor fabrication station.