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Geoffrey Ozin

Chemistry / University of Toronto / Senior Advisor, Acceleration Consortium

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Geoffrey A. Ozin is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto and Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry, Nanochemistry, and Solar Fuels (,,, He currently spearheads the Solar Fuels Group at the University of Toronto. He has held positions as Honorary Professor at The Royal Institution of Great Britain and University College London, External Adviser for the London Center for Nanotechnology, Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Surface and Colloid Science, and the Center for Functional Nanostructures at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, and Bath Global Chair at Bath University. He is a co-author of five books: Cryochemistry (Wiley, 1976), Nanochemistry: A Chemical Approach to Nanomaterials (RSC 2006), Concepts of Nanochemistry (Wiley-VCH 2009), The Story of CO2: Big Ideas for a Small Molecule (UTP 2020), and most recently Energy Materials Discovery Enables a Sustainable Future (RSC 2021), and recipient of many National and International Awards, recent ones include World Cultural Council Albert Einstein Science Prize, World Technology Network Energy Prize, Royal Society of Chemistry Centenary Award. He lives with his wife in Toronto, Canada.

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Five decades of innovative and transformative scientific and technological advances in nanocrystals and nanowires, nanoporous materials and nanophotonic crystals, nanocatalysts and nanomotors, for controlling electrons and photons, molecules, and materials, in unprecedented ways, a genre of nanochemistry which shaped the course that nanoscience and nanotechnology is taking today.


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