Benoît Lessard

Canada Research Chair in Advanced Polymer Materials and Organic Electronics

Tier 2 - 2015-07-01
Renewed: 2020-05-01
University of Ottawa
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

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Research summary

Dr. Lessard’sinternet objective is to target the fabrication of novel, inexpensive, flexible and highly specific sensors. His research explores the synthesis of novel carbon-based semiconductor materials, polymeric dielectric materials, and integrates them into organic electronic prototypes such as organic photovoltaics and organic thin film transistor-based sensors. Devices’ stability and efficacy as sensing elements will be studied. Expected outcomes will include the engineering of point of care cannabinoid sensors and highly efficient printed electronics for the proliferation of the Internet of Things , both of which can improve the quality of life of Canadians.