The Centre for Advanced Materials and Biomaterials Research
The Centre for Advanced Materials and Biomaterials Research (CAMBR) brings together more than 50 research groups to tackle key materials challenges. From determining how to provide energy to a growing global population in an environmentally sustainable manner to ways to enhance health and quality of life using materials-based approaches to medicine, CAMBR research teams engage in cutting-edge and multidisciplinary research with colleagues across the institution and in collaboration with external partners to move the bar forward in the development of new devices and products with novel materials.
Priority Project Areas
CAMBR affiliated faculty members share several common research techniques. A common core of approaches facilitates an environment of collaboration on a number of our themes using a variety of methodologies and unique perspectives. We promote five (5) core areas of research expertise:
CAMBR has extensive expertise and facilities for the synthesis and processing of materials including polymers, composites, and nanomaterials.
Our researchers use computational
Materials characterization is a long-standing strength at Western, with strong expertise in synchrotron radiation research, mass spectrometry, NMR spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, Raman, infrared, and non-linear spectroscopic methods, x-ray diffraction, the study of electronic and optical nano-devices, rheology, and mechanical properties measurements.
Surface science is a core strength at Western, with expertise in electrochemistry, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, secondary ion mass spectrometry, scanning Auger microscopy, ion beam analysis and ion implantation, and nanofabrication techniques.