The polymer and natural materials and manufacturing (PNMM) cluster primarily conducts research in the following areas: polymer processing, nanomechanics and nanochemistry, organometallic polymer catalysts, atomistic modeling of material properties, nanocrystalline cellulose and controlled radical polymerization, biocomposites and recycling.
Studying radical systems through computational chemistry techniques (courtesy of Dr. Gino DiLabio). Biodeterioration study of a natural fiber mat
(courtesy of Dr. John Klironomos).
Studying radical systems through computational chemistry techniques (courtesy of Dr. Gino DiLabio).
Biodeterioration study of a natural fiber mat
Dr. Frank K. Ko
Department of Materials Engineering
Dr. Gino DiLabio
Professor and Head, Department of Chemistry
Professor, Faculty of Management
August 24, 2018The exact nature of how light interacts with matter has remained a mystery for close to 150 years. New research from UBC’s Okanagan campus may have uncovered the keys to one of the darkest secrets of light.
July 5, 2018UBC researchers have found a cheap, sustainable way to build a solar cell using bacteria that convert light to energy.
March 27, 2018A self-cleaning camera created by ExcelSense Technologies, a UBC-based venture, has cut maintenance downtime at one of the log lines in a British Columbia sawmill by almost 60 per cent.
March 8, 2018UBC chemistry researchers have developed a simple, cost-effective technique for making smart windows that could lead the way for wide-scale adoption of this energy-saving technology.