Paul Charpentier

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Self-Assembly of Light Harvesting Films Using Functional Solvents

2016/17-2019/20 • $300,000 • PI
This Discovery program will explore a new methodology using bio-based solvents to make ordered polymer nanostructures suitable for light harvesting using gas-expanded liquids (GXL). A renaissance is underway for additive manufacturing, such as 3D printing and rapid prototyping. However, current...

Hydrothermal upgrading of non-food corn-oil into high value alternative fuels

2018/19-2019/20 • $294,331 • PI
In this NSERC CRD project we will work with Aduro Energy and Greenfield Specialty Alcohols on examining how to produce high quality fuels from corn-oil waste produced during ethanol production. Preliminary work at Western University has shown that decarboxylation chemistry of several model...

Mass production of metal oxide nanoparticles and their integration into polymer coatings

2016/17-2018/19 • $519,800 • PI,CO
This Strategic Partnership project will address Canada's urgent need for developing a scalable process for the synthesis and deposition of next-generation nanoparticles (NPs) required for Advanced & Additive Manufacturing. Our unique methodology will develop a continuous reactor approach...

Self-Assembly of Light Harvesting Films Using Functional Solvents

2016/17-2018/19 • $120,000 • PI
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Hydrothermal upgraging of non-food corn-oil into high value alternative fuels

2017/18 • $153,669 • PI
In this NSERC CRD project we will work with Aduro Energy and Greenfield Specialty Alcohols on examining how to produce high quality fuels from corn-oil waste produced during ethanol production. Preliminary work at Western University has shown that decarboxylation chemistry of several model...

Enhanced carbon fiber-epoxy composites for rowing racing shells

2017/18 • $25,000 • PI
This project is between the Charpentier lab at UWO and Hudson Boat Works in London, Ontario. Hudson has the currentchallenge of making their boats lighter and faster while using new resins. In particular, the project will investigate eliminatingpinhole defects on the surface of epoxy resins used...

Integrated probe station for electrical conductivity measurements from cryogenic temperatures to room temperature

2016/17 • $148,968 • PI,CO
NSERC-RTI funds are requested for a new probe station for four-point electrical conductivity measurements at varying temperature, from cryogenic (10K) to ambient conditions. Although Western is home of such a vibrant materials science community, it is dramatically underequipped for electrical...

Development of florasol extraction process for cedar oil

2016/17 • $12,500 • PI
This Engage Plus project will be between the Charpentier lab at UWO and All Natural Products Inc., who are a Canadian company focused on essential oil extraction in Bolton, Ontario. In our previous Engage project we setup a small scale batch extraction system (100 ml) to examine the extraction...

Optimized extraction of cedar oil using green solvents

2015/16 • $25,000 • PI
This Engage project will be with All Natural Products Inc. (ANPI), who are a Canadian company focused on essential oil extract from softwood in Bolton, Ontario. Presently, ANPI uses various extraction techniques for isolation of essential oils particularly cedar oil from cedar mulch. These...

Non copper antimicrobial agents for laminate coatings

2015/16 • $25,000 • PI
This project will be with Advanced Converting Technologies (ACTI), a Canadian company that focuses on custom adhesive coatings and laminating processes. ACTI has begun the development of an innovative antifouling protective film for marine applications that is resistant to algae, barnacles and...

Multi-layer solar harvesting nanofilms by roll-to-roll fabrication

2012/13-2014/15 • $503,700 • PI,CO
One of the current major challenges is how to produce multi-layer thin films of optical quality at low cost. The strategic nature of this project comes from the unique opportunity to enhance our polymer industry by developing a new high speed nanofabrication approach for making these multi-layer...

Inorganic-organic hybrids for solar energy applications

2010/11-2014/15 • $350,000 • PI
This Discovery project will focus on the synthesis of well ordered heterojunction metal oxide nanomaterials and their polymer nanocomposites using new "green" techniques in sol-gel and polymer synthesis. These 3-D ordered inorganic-organic structures have solar energy applications in...

In-Situ and In-Operando Monitoring of Nanostructure Growth In Green Solvents

2014/15 • $149,945 • PI,CO
This NSERC Research Tools Infrastructure (RTI) will provide our team of nanotechnology researchers at Western with a small scale low voltage benchtop TEM for in-situ studies using green solvents. Our focus will be on measuring nanowire and polymer nanocomposite formation during synthesis...

A Platform for in-situ Characterization of Flexible/Wearable Electronics and Devices under Stretching, Bending or Twisting

2014/15 • $141,160 • PI,CO
People dream about the possibility for electronics/devices that can be folded or deformed into arbitrary shapes. Recent nanotechnology advances in materials, processes and mechanics have made this dream become reality. For example, researchers have developed applications or prototype...

Cu-Graphene lead free solders

2014/15 • $25,000 • PI
This project will be with Celestica on examining new lead-free solders based on copper nanowire assemblies grown from graphene. Currently, the most popular lead-free solder is a tin-silver-copper alloy, although this solder can lead to several problems including: brittleness from prolonged...

Examining green solvents to enhance softwood for improved properties

2013/14 • $25,000 • PI
With sustainable development becoming a topic of considerable interest to Canadians, recent years have seen growing interest in finding renewable resources to replace synthetic materials. Of particular interest is the development of advanced wood-based products from softwood that offer superior...

Inorganic-organic hybrids for solar energy applications

2010/11-2012/13 • $120,000 • PI
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Fabrics for Enhanced Temperature Control

2012/13 • $25,000 • PI
This project will be with MW Canada, who are a large Canadian manufacturer of window coverings based in both Cambridge, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec. One current problem and market opportunity is for making textiles with better heat controllable and self-cleaning fabrics. Current fabrics can...

Nana-TiO2 polyurethane for self-cleaning coatings

2010/11 • $121,000 • PI
This idea to innovation (I2I) project focuses on a promising new method to synthesize titanium dioxide-polyurethane (nTiO2-PU) nanocomposites for use as self-cleaning coatings. Self-cleaning here refers to the polymers ability to degrade organic or biological molecules that come into contact...

Next generation solar thermal materials

2010/11 • $112,000 • PI,CO
This NSERC Strategic project will explore developing new areas of nanotechnology to address several previous shortcomings of solar thermal energy, making it much more viable and inexpensive, which has been holding this technology back in North America from widespread adoption. Solar thermal...

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The present invention provides two methods for synthesizing novel titania-polyurethane (nTiO2-PU) nanocomposites for self-cleaning coatings, one a polymer functionalization method ("grafting to") and the other, a monomer functionalization method ("grafting from"). Here, 2,2 bis(hydroxymethyl) propionic acid (HMPA) was used as the coordination agent, which was reacted with n-TiO2 (50:50 anatase/rutile) to form nTiO2-HMPA, then polymerized in the monomer functionalization method. In the...
Applications connexes: CA20102749152, EP20100729070, WO2010CA00009