NSERC Discovery Grant - Functionalized Conducting Polymers

This NSERC Discovery grant provides 5 years of operating funds for our research group.  It supports basic research focused on creating new conducting polymers for enhanced and useful properties.  The result of this fundamental research feeds into our various applied research projects including NSERC supported Strategic Projects as well as projects funded by industry and government laboratories.  The funding is key for supporting the activity of our group and the training of the students who work with us.

Conducting polymers are conjugated molecules with unique electrical and optical properties.  The structure and atomic makeup of these systems can be altered to manipulate their properties for a wide range of applications.