BU Professor Joins Forces with Japanese

August 27, 2013

BRANDON, MB – A cutting-edge researcher at Brandon University (BU) is collaborating with Japanese scientists to develop new materials which could revolutionize the electronics industry.

Dr. Martin Lemaire, BU Chemistry professor (web)Dr. Martin Lemaire spent much of August in Japan on a prestigious fellowship lecture tour sponsored by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Dr. Lemaire, Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Molecular Spintronic Materials, one of only a half dozen scientists in Canada working in this emerging field, was selected by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

“The Japanese have significant expertise in molecular spintronic materials,” says Dr. Lemaire, “and I will now be joining forces with two groups of Japanese experts, with the goal of joint research. In addition to incredible expertise, the Japanese have access to specialized equipment. Together, we can achieve a lot more than working independently.”

Dr. Martin Lemaire with Japanese associates (web)

Dr. Martin Lemaire with Japanese associates

Dr. Lemaire is hoping to create new magnetic materials which could be used to make better computers, medical diagnostic equipment and other nano-technologies. In Japan, he toured research facilities and lectured at five Japanese universities: Osaka University, Institute for Solid State Physics at the University of Tokyo, Osaka City University, Kyoto University, and Kobe University.

“Martin’s work is not only ground-breaking, but border-breaking,” says BU President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Deborah Poff. “Our University is proud to support his work. His successful research could change the world we know.”

Brandon University, founded in 1899, promotes excellence in teaching, research, creation and scholarship; educating students so that they can make a meaningful difference as engaged citizens and leaders.

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For more information, please contact:
Dr. Martin Lemaire
Associate Professor, Chemistry
204-727-7407
lemairem@brandonu.ca
Glen Kirby
Communications Officer
204-727-9762
kirbyg@brandonu.ca