I have been familiar with plasma spraying in one of the leading thermal spray research
laboratories in North America; Centre for Advanced Coating Technologies at the
University of Toronto since I started my PhD thesis under supervision of Professors
Javad Mostaghimi and Thomas W. Coyle in 2001. Having access to various methods of
thermal spraying, diagnostic tools, and processes simulation, I gained experiences in
process, deposition, characterization, and simulation of various types of thermal spray
In this work, platinum nanoparticles were dispersed on SBA-15 mesoporous material by incipient wetness method and the synthesized materials were characterized by XRD, TEM, EDX spectroscopies and N2 adsorption-desorption isotherm measurement. The results indicated that 2D hexagonal ordered structure of SBA-15 was still maintained after grafting Pt on SBA-15 support and platinum nanoparticles existed both inside and outside the pore channels of SBA-15 material. Catalytic activity of these materials was tested in the aqueous phase D-glucose oxidation as a model reaction. ...
The unfolding pathways of the two forms ofPlasmodium falciparumacyl
carrier protein, the apo and holo forms, were determined by guanidine
hydrochloride-induced denaturation. Both the apo form and the holo form
displayed a reversible two-state unfolding mechanism. The analysis of iso-thermal denaturation data provides values for the conformational stability
of the two proteins.
In 1998, it was first reported that a silica material with large, uniform mesopores arranged into a two-demensional hexagonal structure is synthesized using triblock copolymer and oligomer templates poly (ethylene oxide), (EO)n. This silica was denoted SBA-15. Up to now, it is believed that ordered mesopores of SBA-15 are connected through complementary pores (microporores and small mesopores) in the siliceous pore walls. SBA-15 can be readily synthesized using cheap materials and it shows attractive structural properties, very good hydrothemal stability.