Category Archives: Research

All blog posts about MacLachlan group research

Crabby nanostructures

By Thanh Nguyen Chitin nanofibers are an abundant, renewable resource from waste crab shells. Chitin fibers from specific crab shells are arranged in a way that gives it unique properties, providing the fascinating idea of preparing nanomaterials in the lab that mimic … Continue reading

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Novel PPV/Mesoporous Organosilica Composites

By Hessam Mehr We have made an exciting new composite material in our lab. In a composite material, two or more chemicals are finely mingled without changing their identity, just like raisins and dough in raisin cookies, to make a … Continue reading

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Natural Gas Powered Vehicles

by Susan Vickers Transport is a major contributor to the causes of global warming. In fact, 28% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions are from transport. This contribution to global warming keeps rising as our use of cars, trucks and other … Continue reading

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