Dr. Muralee Murugesu's research group is part of the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences at the University of Ottawa and is partnered with the newly built Centre for Catalysis Research and Innovation (CCRI). Research is directed towards the design, synthesis and physical properties characterization of inorganic nano-magnetic materials. For more information about the research that is performed in the Murugesu group please see the description below.
Dr. Murugesu's research focuses on the design and synthesis of new nanoscale inorganic materials in order to study their interesting physical properties such as magnetism, conductivity and optical properties. The subsequent amalgamation of these materials with fullerenes and carbon nanotubes, for example, allows the preparation of interesting hybrid materials. Such systems hold the promise of creating novel nanoscale devices for quantum computing and molecular electronics. In this research a variety of characterization techniques are employed; X-ray diffraction, IR spectroscopy, NMR, Electrochemistry, EPR, SQUID magnetometry, Micro-SQUID, SEM.
Particular research emphasis is made on the preparation and characterization of: