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UBC Okanagan Work Study position available

A 12 hour/week (Sept 2019 – April 2020) Work Study position is open in the SolarSpec lab for the upcoming Winter terms. This is to work on developing Carbon Nitrides for photocatalytic organic reactions. You can find more details on the UBC Okanagan job board (, search for project ID 817376) or by contacting Robert […]

CFI and BCKDF funding approved!!

We have just received notice that BCKDF has given the final stamp of approval to Robert’s CFI application – it’s been successful at all stages!! We now have the funding completely secured to finish equipping the lab with all the tools necessary to establish ourselves as leaders in spectroscopy of photocatalysts.

Welcome to Natalie, Grady and Ahmed!

Exciting times in the SolarSpec group as we welcome a summer cohort! Natalie will be joining us for a short stay in between her Big White and UK commitments. Grady will be doing a CHEM488 directed studies course over the summer. Ahmed is coming from McMaster University as a NSERC USRA and RISE scholar. Welcome […]

Welcome Cristian!

The group is very happy to welcome Cristian for the summer! Cristian has done a bit of volounteering work during the past semester and will now be joining us as a Work-study summer student. Cristian will be working on developping a standard photoreactor for the group and explore photocatalytic chemical transformations.

Funding news!

Robert was awarded his NSERC Discovery Grant! This grant supplies key operational funding over the next 5 years and will play a large part in enabling thorough science that answers pressing questions.