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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Research areas

The research directions, offered by the Materials Science graduate program, are at the intersection of physics, chemistry and biology. This includes such advanced and important sub-fields as:

  • biologically based materials
  • cluster and surface science
  • electronic materials
  • energy-related materials
  • materials characterization
  • nanotechnology

A comprehensive list of research topics, organized by discipline, is provided below.

  • Physics
    • carbon nanotubes: synthesis, characterization and applications
    • energy-related materials and solar cells
    • fuel cell materials and processes
    • high-temperature superconductors
    • materials growth and characterization
    • molecular-level simulations of materials
    • proton exchange membrane (PEM)
    • solid-state surfaces and applications
  • Chemistry
    • doped metal clusters and new materials
    • electrochemical materials and molecular interfaces
    • hybrid organic-inorganic materials
    • molecular-based design of fluids and mixtures
    • nano-crystalline materials for biomedical devices and photovoltaics
    • nanometer-scale polyatomic systems
    • oxidation technologies and applications
  • Biology
    • biologically-based materials and genetic engineering of biomaterials
  • Engineering
    • corrosion mechanisms for metals in elevated temperature aqueous and molten salt environments
    • high-temperature materials chemistry
    • polymers and composites: processing and characterization