Welcome to the Wilson Lab, the newest research effort in experimental physical chemistry & nanoscience in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Toronto.

We use spectroscopy to understand the excitonic materials that we make, and chart the flow of excitonic energy in the multi-component architectures that we fabricate. We apply this knowledge to build novel optoelectronic devices—particularly those that can interact with infrared light.

Research positions are available for motivated students. Information for graduate students can be found on the Departmental Website, including the Online Application Form. Please contact Prof. Wilson at mark.w.b.wilson@utoronto.ca for further information.

News in brief…

  • 2019-03-02 – WilsonLabbers represent at the Department’s Graduate Student Weekend. Great discussions with prospective graduate students, and the ChemClub puts on a five-star Korean Theme Night.
Augmented with Pournima’s CdSe nanoplatelets, our ‘rainbow’ of quantum-confined emitters has never looked better!
  • 2019-02-21 – Kudos to Ruvim for expert lab-tour-guidery during Chemistry Scholars Day, a departmental outreach event for local Grade 11 students. An extra hat-tip to John Ford in the Machine Shop for fabricating a nice-looking jig for our rainbow-of-vials!

    WilsonLabbers get rowdy in the corners.
  • 2019-02-08 – WilsonLabbers head to the ‘sauga to see the 67’s in town vs the hometown Steelheads. (Apparently a fish?) Christian reps the visitors, Phil & Karen educate us on dekes & dangles, and Mark learns that the Finest Food is actually Chicken Shawarma Poutine.

    Solvent removal by evaporation. Delicious!
  • 2019-01-29 – Well, the weather outside is certifiably frightful, but the fresh snow was perfect for making a late-afternoon tir sur la niege! (Yes, the hotplate is brand-new and 100% heavy-metal free!)