Designing Molecular Nanoarchitectures through a Lego Game

This research aims to develop nanomaterials with unique chemical, physical, and electronic properties, having substantial benefits to the nanoelectronics industry, and significant environmental applications.
Photo of Dr. Maryam Erahimi, CRC in Low-Dimensional Nanomaterials

Dr. Maryam Ebrahimi

Canada Research Chair in Low-Dimensional Nanomaterials (Tier 2)

Areas of Research

  • Nanoscience
  • Surface Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surface Catalysis
  • Scanning Probe Microscopy

Overview of Research

We employ surfaces for the controlled synthesis of low-dimensional nanomaterials. The diversity of chemical functionalities, afforded by molecules, is steered to make nanoarchitectures, which can be tailored for organic electronics, spintronics, and in energy and environmental applications. The formed nanomaterials exhibit distinct chemical, physical, and electronic properties. Nanoscale science techniques including scanning probe microscopy with atomic scale resolution are used and complemented with spectroscopy techniques and theoretical calculations to correlate the properties of low-dimensional nanomatreials with their structure. This research provides knowledge into the formation of nanomatreials with the potential for significant technological and economic impacts in Canada.

Dr. Ebrahimi's research exemplifies Lakehead University's commitment to advancing the following United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

UN SDG 6 - Clean Water and SanitationUN SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean EnergyUN SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureUN SDG 13 - Climate Action

Contact Information:
Dr. Maryam Ebrahimi
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Tel.: 807-343-8010 Ext. 8381