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Allen Apblett

Editor and Co-Author of "Nanomaterials via Single-Source Precursors: Synthesis, Processing and Applications"

February 6, 2023

Allen Apblett received a B.Sc.(Honours) degree from the University of New Brunswick in 1984 and a Ph.D from The University of Calgary under the supervision of Dr. Tristam Chivers in 1989. He was awarded a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship that he took up at Harvard University in Dr. Andrew Barron’s research group. In 1991 he became an assistant professor at Tulane University and then moved to Oklahoma State University in 1997 where he is a Professor. He is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society, the American Ceramic Society, and the National Academy of Inventors. He is also an Izaac Walton Killam Fellow. Among the awards that that he has received are the EPA Green Chemistry Challenge Award, Oklahoma Chemist of the Year, ACS Environmental Division Certificate of Merit, selection as a member of Project Kaleidoscope’s Faculty for the 21st Century, a Mortar Board Award for Excellence in Teaching, Sigma Xi lecturer, Oklahoma State University Faculty Entrepreneur of the Year, a Lilly Teaching Fellowship, and the Governor General of Canada’s Medal. His research targets problems that are faced by industry and society today.

"Nanomaterials via Single-Source Precursors: Synthesis, Processing and Applications" presents recent results and overviews of synthesis, processing, characterization and applications of advanced materials for energy, electronics, biomedicine, sensors and aerospace. A variety of processing methods (vapor, liquid and solid-state) are covered, along with materials, including metals, oxides, semiconductor, sulfides, selenides, nitrides, and carbon-based materials. Production of quantum dots, nanoparticles, thin films and composites are described by a collection of international experts. Given the ability to customize the phase, morphology, and properties of target materials, this “rational approach” to synthesis and processing is a disruptive technology for electronic, energy, structural and biomedical (nano)materials and devices. The use of single-source chemical precursors for materials processing technology allows for intimate elemental mixing and hence production of complex materials at temperatures well below traditional physical methods and those involving direct combination of elements. The use of lower temperatures enables thin-film deposition on lightweight polymer substrates and reduces damage to complex devices structures such as used in power, electronics, and sensors.


Last Updated: 6 February 2023