Research Interests

George Demopoulos' Research Group January 2020

From left:
Francois Larouche, PhD; Majid Rasool, PhD/PDF; Konstantina Chalastara, PhD; Fuqiang Guo, Research Associate; Marianna Uceda, PhD/PDF; Rana Yekani, PhD; Yan (Helen) Zeng, PhD/PDF; Hsien-Cheh (Jay) Chiu, PDF; Senhao Wang, PhD; Han Wang, PhD; Fan Yu, PhD; Moohyun Woo, PhD; Christine Wei, PhD; Helen Zeng, PhD.

 

VIDEO LINK: MSSI Materials Research Program Presentation, November 2018.

VIDEO LINK: "Professor Demopoulos presents an overview of his energy material research at McGill's Lightning Talks on Sustainability (Fall 2016).


Our HydroMET-Hydrothermal Materials for Environmental and Energy Technologies Laboratory conducts research in the following areas:

  • Aqueous processing of inorganic materials
  • Cells for solar energy conversion (DSCs, Perovskite, and CZTS) and storage (LIB-Li-ion batteries)
  • Solution synthesis and processing of energy nanomaterials and mesoporous electrodes
  • Aqueous precipitation and crystallization
  • Unit operations in hydrometallurgy
  • Clean environmental technologies
  • Electrochemical and electrophoretic deposition

 

Group and Current Projects

  • Rana Yekani, PhD, Perovskite solar cells
  • Marianna Uceda, PDF, Electrophoretic deposition of novel electrodes and solid electrolyte structures
  • Senhao Wang, PhD, Core-shell structured cathode and solid-state (garnet) electrolyte interfaces
  • Moohyun Woo, PhD, High-voltage cathode materials
  • Francois Larouche, PhD, Recycling of lithium iron phosphate batteries
  • Huijing (Christine) Wei, PhD, Hydrothermal synthesis and electrochemical evaluation of lithium metal silicate cathode materials
  • Fan Yu, PhD, Synthesis of nanostructured TiNb2O7 and application to solid-state batteries
  • Konstantina Chalastara, PhD, Synthesis and environmental applications of nano-TiO2/ZVI composites
  • Han Wang, PhD, Thin film CZTS solar cells (co-supervised with N. Quitoriano)
  • Dr. Fuqiang Guo, Res. Associate, CSTR synthesis of nanocrystals and encapsulation studies of arsenate compounds
  • Adrian Singer, BEng, Nano ZVI use in selenate reduction

 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (PDF) Position Available – Li-ion battery materials and electrochemistry


HydroMET Laboratory of Professor G. P. Demopoulos


@Materials Engineering, McGill University


We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral research fellow to work in our laboratory (HydroMET: Hydrothermal materials for energy & environmental technologies; https://www.mcgill.ca/materials/people-0/faculty/george-p-demopoulos/research-interests) on on-going and new Li-ion battery research projects. The research involves solution synthesis of electrode materials and ceramic electrolytes, comprehensive characterization (including postmortem and possibly in-situ in collaborating facilities), and electrochemical testing and analysis (EIS, CV, etc.) of cells assembled in glovebox. Previous experience in assembling coin cells, performing electrochemical analysis and operating and maintaining battery specification glovebox is a must. The candidate should have a PhD degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Materials Science & Engineering with proven publication record relevant to the position. Excellent communication skills in terms of oral presentations and technical report research manuscript writing are essential. As part of your fellowship, you are expected to make presentations to the group or meetings with the sponsors and participate in conferences as presenter. Among your duties you are expected to provide training and mentoring to student-members of HydroMET lab.

The position may be filled as of June 1st, 2021 or at the selected candidate’s earliest availability. The initial appointment is for one year renewable upon satisfactory performance and funding availability. The selected candidate will be offered a gross salary at $35,000 to $45,000 depending on the level of background experience. If interested, please send a cover letter, CV, copies of 2 first-authored relevant publications as well as the names and contact information of 2 referees to Prof. Demopoulos at george.demopoulos [at] mcgill.ca.

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