February 23, 2017 - Welcome!

Jiabin Liu started his PhD within our group. Good luck!

October 30, 2015 - Visit to Jinan

Federico went to University of Jinan for a visit, and gave talks on “Multifunctional Materials for Electronics and Photonics” and on “How to Write a Paper – An Editor’s Perspective”, as well as discussed future possibilities of collaboration.




September 9, 2014 - Fellow of the RSC

Congratulations Federico for becoming a new Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada!

June 11, 2014 - José Vasconcelos Award

Federico has received the José Vasconcelos World Award of Education, which rewards initiatives to promote the advancement of knowledge with a view to improving understanding and relations among peoples. Congratulations!

May 6, 2014 - Seminar by Richard Dolbec of Tekna Plasma Systems Inc.

Richard Dolbec, PhD INRS 2006 and Director of R&D at Tekna Plasma Systems Inc. gives a seminar on Tekna’s plasma-torch evaporators and their use in the production of nanopowders.

May 4, 2014 -

Federico’s Steacie fellowship is profiled in a recent posting on the Chemistry Matters blog.

April 23, 2014 - Congratulations Lily!

Liliya Nikolova successfully defends her PhD thesis, “In situ observation of laser induced crystallisation in group IV semiconductors”. Congratulations!

March 31, 2014 - ACS Spring Meeting

The NFL group had a good showing at the 247th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Dallas, during the special session on Supramolecular Self-Assembly at Surfaces, which was organized by Federico and Steve Tait of Indiana University. Don’t forget that the same session will be run at Pacifichem 2015! Mark your calendars!

February 18, 2014 - Breaking News!

Federico has been elected as Member of the European Academy of Sciences!

February 4, 2014 - Huge news!

Federico has been awarded the Steacie Memorial Fellowship from NSERC!!