We are an interdisciplinary group located in the Chemistry Department at York University in Toronto. Prospective students with different scientific backgrounds (including, but not limited to, analytical, inorganic, materials and physical chemistry) may be interested in exploring various research projects.

Graduate applicants: All applications must be submitted online to York University. For more details and entrance requirements, please refer to the Departmental website.

Undergraduate students: We are always interested in having motivated undergraduate students join our group. Preference will be given to 8-credit Chem 4000 students or those who can volunteer more than one semester. Because of space and time constraints, a limited number of spots will be available.

News and Events

Nov. 13 2017 - Anthony's paper on rapid analysis of cell lysate using core-satellite plasmonic assemblies is published in ACS Sensor. Congratulations!
Nov. 6 2017 - Our paper on photoinduced charge transfer in polymer-metal oxide inverse opal is accepted in JPCC! A big congratulations to Nick and Chris!
Sept, 2017 - Brian returns to pursue his PhD and Nick joins us for his undergraduate thesis work!
June, 2017 - Our group presented at CSC in Toronto in various symposia.
Sept, 2016 - Gurbrinder and Fred join our group for their graduate studies. Doneique joins us for undergraduate research. Welcome!
Aug, 2016 - This summer we were lucky to have undergraduate students Yasmin and Karim to help out in our lab.
June, 2016 - Kim is awarded a Faculty of Science Silver Medal at the convocation! Sitting on stage watching the graduates is a rewarding and emotional experience! Best wishes to everyone!
Mar. 28, 2016 - Nick successfully defends his MSc thesis! Congratulations!
Jan. 8, 2016 - Kim presents at Sunnybrook Research Prize competition that recognizes excellence in undergraduate research (see her interviews on YFile and InsideToronto. Well done Kim!
Dec. 15, 2015 - Brian's 2nd paper on polyelectrolyte-aptamer based sensing is published in Analyst!
Dec. 11, 2015 - Brian successfully defends his thesis and becomes our group's first M.Sc. graduate! Congratulations!
Sept. 29, 2015 - Jennifer gives an invited talk at SciX 2015 on microRNA detection using plasmonic nanoparticle dimers.
Jun. 14-16, 2015 - Our group gives three oral presentations at CSC in Ottawa.
May 9, 2015 - Kim and Julia help out at Science Rendez-vous with the solar car race activity. Check out the photo gallery here.
Mar. 21, 2015 - Kim, Julia and Chris present their undergraduate research at the Southern Ontario Undergraduate Chemistry Conference. Kim took home first prize in oral presentation in the Analytical division! Congratulations to all for their efforts!
Dec. 5, 2014 - Our paper on microRNA detection with plasmonic nanoparticle dimer appears in Analyst! This work saw contributions from three undergraduate students. Congratulations!
Dec. 4, 2014 - Bach Kim shares her research experience at Science@50 Chemistry celebration.
Dec. 1, 2014 - Brian and Nick present their posters at the Fall MRS conference.
Sept. 2, 2014 - Nguyen, Julia and Chris join our group! Welcome!
May 10, 2014 - Our solar car race activity at this year's Science Rendez-vous was another success! Thanks to Elspeth and Nguyen Le for volunteering!
May 6, 2014 - Bach Kim and Rabia join our group as summer NSERC students! Welcome!
Apr. 30, 2014 - We thank Craig and Julia for volunteering over the Fall and Winter semesters in our lab.
Feb. 25, 2014 - Yang will be presenting a poster at York's Undergraduate Research Fair in the Scott's Library from 12pm to 3:30pm.
Oct. 1, 2013 - Our group's first paper (by Brian) appears in JACS!
Sept. 2, 2013 - Brian and Nick begin their graduate studies in our group!
Aug. 20, 2013 - Yang defends her 4th-year thesis with flying colors!
June 1, 2013 - Siwei and Elspeth join our group, effectively doubling our group size!
Apr. 30, 2013 - Brian successfully defends his 4th-year thesis with distinction! Well done!
Apr. 29, 2013 - Yang joins our group! Welcome!
Jan. 3, 2013 - Aristides joins our group! Welcome!
Sept. 17, 2012 - Vladimir and Mark join our group! Welcome!
Sept. 4, 2012 - Brian joins our group! Welcome!