January 2021. Read the latest work published by our group "Fluorescence Activation, Patterning and Enhancement with Photogenerated Radicals, a Prefluorescent Probe and Silver Nanostructures"

December 2020. Stefania Impellizzeri wins the 2021 PCCP (Royal Society of Chemistry) Emerging Investigator Lectureship Award for outstanding contributions in physical chemistry, chemical physics and biophysical chemistry! Read the news on the PCCP Blog.

December 2020. Valeria receives the Chemical Institute of Canada Book Prize. Congratulations!

November 2020. New paper: "Single Molecule Techniques Can Distinguish the Photophysical Processes Governing Metal-Enhanced Fluorescence" published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C (ACS). Read our latest work at

September 2020. Congratulations to Lavinia for receiving a Best Presentation Award at the Science at the Interface Symposium. 

July 2020. Read the feature interview with Marc J. Adler and Stefania Impellizzeri by the Chemical Institute of Canada on the #eSOUSCC48 conference at

July 2020. Congratulations to Aviya for receiving an Outstanding Poster Presentation Award at the #eSOUSCC48 2020 conference.

June 2020. We have launched the first Virtual Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference! Follow us on Twitter @SOUSCC48 #eSOUSCC48.

June 2020. The revamped Nano Ontario website is live! Nano Ontario is a trusted source of information for all nanoscience and nanotechnology activity in Ontario. Read Stefania's profile at and

June 2020. Our new paper titled "A reconfigurable, dual-output INHIBIT and IMPLICATION molecular logic gate" is now published in Frontiers in Chemistry. Read it at:

May 2020. Big congratulations to Nicholas for being awarded an Ontario Graduate Scholarship! 

April 2020. New paper: "Experimental and numerical investigation of heat enhancement using a hybrid nanofluid of copper oxide/alumina nanoparticles in water", in collaboration with the group of Dr. Ziad Saghir (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson) is published in Springer Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry. Read at:

March 2020. Congratulations to Lavinia for receiving a Ryerson URO fellowship!

March 2020. Aviya receives the 2020 Salad King International Student Award as Mental Health Outreach Champion. Congratulations!

February 2020. Our paper titled "Optical writing and single molecule reading of photoactivatable and silver nanoparticle-enhanced fluorescence" now published on RSC Nanoscale Advances. Read at:

January 2020. We have been awarded MITACS funding for our project titled "Exploration of Hybrid Bio-Nanocomposite Materials for Smart Textiles and Wearable Health Technology". The project will begin in June 2020.  

November 2019. Congratulations to Nicholas for receiving the Robert A. Guerriere Scholarship.

August 2019. Congratulations to Aviya and Laraa for receiving an Outstanding Presentation Award at the Science at the Interface Symposium. 

May 2019. Gregory Hodgson has been selected to participate in the 2019 CAS Future Leaders program, representing Ryerson University. He joins a group of young scholars from 16 countries and a wide array of scientific disciplines. Read about it on C&EN. Congratulations!

May 2019. Dr. Impellizzeri is appointed as a Member of the Board of Directors of Nano Ontario

April 2019. Undergraduates Iselina Cascone and Nicholas Dogantzis successfully defend their HBsc. Congratulations!

April 2019. Welcome to undergraduate student Laraa Al Nubani, who has been awarded a Ryerson URO fellowship. 

March 2019. Congratulations to Nicholas Dogantzis for being awarded a NSERC USRA.

March 2019. Nicholas Dogantzis is one of the recipients of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Organic Division Undergraduate Award. Congratulations!

September 2018. Our proposed project for developing sustainable enzyme-based nanocellulose, and their application as high-performance green materials with antimicrobial and antifouling properties for marine infrastructures has been awarded a NSERC Engage grant. 

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