Luc Stafford



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Recent Research Projects

NSERC Green Surface Engineering for Advanced Manufacturing (Green SEAM) Network

2017/18-2019/20 • $3,058,750 • PI,CO
The NSERC Green Surface Engineering for Advanced Manufacturing (Green-SEAM) Strategic Network is a far reaching collaborative research effort by leading Canadian researchers and their industry and government partners to position Canada as a world leader in emerging coating and surface...

New hyperspectral imager with Bragg tunable filters for multiscale and multiphase analysis of non-equilibrium plasmas

2019/20 • $140,038 • PI
Since 2008, the applicant has been leading at U. Montréal an ambitious research program on the physics of non-equilibrium and highly reactive plasmas applied to complex materials and nanomaterials processing. Since 2016, he also holds a Canada Research Chair (PPHARE).******In this context, the...

Diagnostics of cold and highly reactive plasmas applied to complex materials and nanomaterials processing

2018/19-2019/20 • $100,000 • PI
Since 2008, I have been leading at U. Montréal an ambitious research program on the physics of plasma-surface interactions in complex thin films and nanomaterials processing. In this context, important research efforts are devoted to the development of plasma sources, plasma diagnostics, and...

Partial oxide reduction of Ti-6Al-4V fine and spherical powders by non-thermal argon-hydrogen microwave plasmas for additive manufacturing

2019/20 • $25,000 • PI
Through this new collaboration between UdeM and PyroGenesis Canada Inc., it is aimed to explore the potential of microwave argon plasmas at atmospheric pressure in presence of hydrogen for reduction of oxidized Ti-6Al-4V fine and spherical powders. More precisely, the two main objectives of this...

Développement de procédés souples et verts basés sur les plasmas froids pour la fonctionnalisation de fibres ligno-cellulosiques

2017/18-2018/19 • $136,648 • PI
Pour diversifier leur utilisation dans de nouvelles applications (traditionnelles ou non traditionnelles), les grands défis des fibres ligno-cellulosiques issues de la biomasse forestière reposent sur : (i) une faible dispersion et compatibilité dans des milieux hydrophobes, (ii) une forte...

Diagnostics of cold and highly reactive plasmas applied to complex materials processing

2013/14-2017/18 • $260,000 • PI
Since 2008, I have been leading at U. Montréal a research program on the physics of plasma-surface interactions in complex thin films and nanomaterials processing. In this context, important research efforts were devoted to the development of advanced plasma sources, plasma diagnostics, and...

Développement de nouvelles méthodes basées sur les plasmas hors équilibre pour la modification post-croissance du graphène

2015/16-2017/18 • $182,610 • PI,CO
Le graphène constitue sans contredit le matériau de l'heure à l'échelle internationale. En dépit de ses propriétés électroniques exceptionnelles et de son potentiel d'innovation immense, le graphène est néanmoins relativement inerte d'un point de vue chimique et possède une largeur de bande...

Development of smart glass materials: surface engineering of anti-fog and self-cleaning glass using dielectric barrier discharge plasmas at atmospheric pressure

2013/14-2015/16 • $187,485 • PI,CO
Glass industries are investing significant resources in intensive R&D programmes to develop new ways to use glass, to make available new products, to enhance recyclability and effective recycling, etc. Over the course of centuries, glass has grown in importance - and this will remain a trend in...

ANR - Development of functional, nanostructured coatings on wood surfaces using cold, atmospheric-pressure plasmas

2011/12-2013/14 • $452,756 • PI,CO
Wood is usually considered a fine, strong material, but one that requires regular and meticulous maintenance, a characteristic that makes it less desirable when marketed for outdoor applications. Liquid coatings are routinely used to protect wood against deterioration. However, these coatings...

Fundamentals of plasma-surface interactions in complex materials processing

2010/11-2012/13 • $95,550 • PI
As a newly hired professor in the physics department of Université de Montréal, I am planning to develop an ambitious research program on plasma-surface interactions in complex materials processing. The driving motivation of my research is related to the crucial needs for advancing the macro and...

Study of the surface roughening dynamics and feature profile evolution in plasma etching of AIN thin films for advanced MEMS microfabrication

2011/12 • $25,000 • PI
Aluminium nitride (AlN) is a promising material for MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS), particularly for devices operating in the MHz-GHz frequency range. One critical step in MEMS microfabrication is the plasma etching of the piezoelectric layer down to the underlying electrode material....

Développement de traitements plasma pour l'industrie canadienne des produits en bois

2010/11 • $35,400 • PI,CO
L'industrie canadienne des produits en bois a besoin de consolider sa position mondiale afin de faire face à la concurrence des pays émergents, des produits de substitution et du ralentissement économique américain. Pour ce faire, l'amélioration des performances des systèmes bois/finition pour...

Patents

ECO-ELECTRODE, DEVICE STORING ELECTRICAL ENERGY AND PROCESS FOR PREPARATION THEREOF

Eco-electrode, device storing electrical energy and process for preparation thereof The present invention relates to a composite electrode for a device storing electrical energy wherein said electrode comprises an electrode body and an electrode shell, wherein said body comprises at least one water-soluble polymer and wherein at least a part of said shell comprises a shell comprising at least one organic or organometallic material. The present invention also relates to a device storing...
Related applications: EP20190305706, WO2020EP65325

METHOD FOR PLASMA DEPOSITION OF ANTI-FOG COATINGS

The present disclosure relates to anti-fog coatings, coated substrate comprising an anti-fog coating and a process for preparing such coatings. Said process comprising exposing a surface to be coated in a plasma, said plasma produced by exposing a carrier gas comprising an oxidant (e.g. N2/O2, N2/N2O, or air) and a alkylcyclosiloxane (e.g. tetramethylcyclotetrasiloxane) under dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) in Townsend's mode at atmospheric pressure.
Related applications: WO2020CA50646, EP20200805254