Ian D. Hosein

Associate Professor

Biomedical and Chemical Engineering

339 Link Hall




  • B. A. Sc., Engineering Science, University of Toronto, 2004
  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, 2009

Research Interests:

  • Materials Synthesis and Processing
  • Sustainable Energy Production and Storage
  • Environmental Remediation and Water Resource Protection
  • Stimuli-Responsive and Smart Materials

Current Research:

Our group aims to advance platforms for sustainable energy conversion and storage. We build upon current synthesis and processing methods in both soft and inorganic systems to create new materials, and employ a select suite of characterization techniques to understand their functional properties. Our particular emphasis is on controlling spontaneous processes in materials formation, to enable our solutions to be rapid, cost-effective, and scalable. Our work also explores scientific and engineering problems in other disciplines, seeking thereby to address technological challenges in a broader context.

Courses Taught:

  • CEN 212 Experimental methods in chemical engineering
  • CEN 400/600 Materials for energy systems

Selected Publications:

I. D. Hosein, M. Hegde, P. D. Jones, V. Chirmanov, P. V. Radovanovic, “Evolution of the Faceting, Morphology and Aspect Ratio of Gallium Oxide Nanowires Grown by Vapor-Solid Deposition.” J. Cryst. Growth. 2014, 396, 24–32.

T. Wang, A. Layek, I. D. Hosein, V. Chirmanov, P. V. Radovanovic, “Correlation between native defects and dopants in colloidal lanthanide-doped Ga2O3 nanocrystals: A path to enhancing functionality and controlling optical properties.” J. Mat. Chem. C. 2014. Invited paper for 2014 Emerging Investigators Themed Issue.

M. A. Halim, K. Hasan, G. Sarwar, I. D. Hosein, “Creating a Borderless Platform for Scientific Research in Canadian Chemical Transactions.” Can. Chem. Trans., 2013, 1, 1–6.

S.S. Farvid, M. Hegde, I. D. Hosein, P. V. Radovanovic, “Electronic structure and magnetism of Mn dopants in GaN nanowires: ensemble vs single nanowire measurements.” Appl. Phys. Lett., 2011, 99 222504–6.

M. Hedge, S. S. Farvid, I. D. Hosein, P. V. Radovanovic, “Tuning Manganese Dopant Spin Interactions in Single GaN Nanowires at Room Temperature.” ACS Nano, 2011, 5, 6365–6373.

I. D. Hosein, S. H. Lee, C. M. Liddell, “Dimer-Based Three-Dimensional (3D) Photonic Crystals.” Adv. Func. Mater., 2010, 20, 3085–309.