Research

Structural Elucidation of Selective Solvatochromism in a Responsive‐at‐metal Cyclometalated Platinum(II) Complex

Tuning the optical and luminescent properties of materials is of great interest for a range of applications (e.g. sensing and optoelectronics). Miguel Soto, a post-doc in the MacLachlan group, recently discovered how simple solvent molecules can get the job done. Dr. Soto’s paper was recently published in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. In their report, they explain how solvents can switch the color and luminescence of a platinum(II) complex. In the solid state, this species appears either yellow or orange, depending on the solvent molecules within the powder; in solution, the same complex can emit...

News

Self-Driving Lab Demonstration Published in Science Advances

The Berlinguette and Hein Groups at UBC, in collaboration with the Aspuru-Guzik Group at the University of Toronto, have developed a self-driving laboratory to accelerate the R&D cycle for thin-film materials. The manuscript published today...

Congratulations to Erin Lindenberg

Dr. Erin Lindenberg has received a 2019-2020 UBC Killam Teaching Prize. Killam Teaching Prizes recognize outstanding contributions in teaching and the ability to motivate students and stimulate critical thinking, sustained teaching excellence,...