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  Welcome to the Advanced Inorganic & Synthetic Materials Lab  

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Our research lab focuses on the synthesis of light and moisture structurally stabilized polystannanes and quaternary onium antimicrobials for glass, metals, and plastics.

We are always looking to recruit undergraduate thesis students, graduate students at the MSc or PhD level, post-doctoral fellows, or volunteers. If you are interested in pursuing one of these positions with this lab, please contact Dr. Daniel Foucher.


75+ Publications

51+ Issued US Patents

15+ US Patent Applications

Recent Publications

In Ryerson News

  • February 9th, 2021Link to Interview – Dr. Bougherara talks about her recent research in next-generation joints while also referencing two former papers published in collaboration with Dr. Foucher
  • May 18th, 2020Link to Interview – Dr. Foucher talks about his 2019 paper on small molecule sulfonamide-containing antimicrobial coatings
  • December 2018: Dr. Foucher wins the 2018 Dean's Service Award (Department of Chemistry and Biology, Faculty of Science)
  • December 2017: Jeffrey Pau's 2017 paper on synthesizing light- and moisture-stable polystannanes is selected as Paper of the Month on the Faculty of Science website