Alex Voznyy, an assistant professor in the department of physical and environmental sciences, has been honoured with the Strem Award from the Chemical Institute of Canada.
“This is a big honour for me,” says Voznyy, whose research focuses on the development of materials for clean energy technologies.
“The competition for this award is steep, so it really helps validate that my contribution to the field of nanocrystals has been noticed.”
Voznyy, who joined U of T Scarborough in 2018, has made significant contributions to the understanding of colloidal nanocrystals, which are tiny (nanometer-sized) inorganic particles. Due to their properties, these artificially grown particles are particularly useful in LEDs, solar cells and certain types of lasers, among other applications.
The Strem Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry is presented annually to a researcher who has made an outstanding contribution to inorganic chemistry, demonstrating exceptional promise, while working in Canada.
Voznyy says he also looking forward to the post-award talk he gets to deliver at the next Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition hosted by the Chemical Institute of Canada.
“I’m really excited to be able to share my research with such a large and distinguish group of researchers.”