Geoffrey Ozin

About Geoffrey Ozin

Geoffrey A. Ozin received a B.Sc. in chemistry from King’s College London in 1965 and a D.Phil. in inorganic chemistry from the University of Oxford in 1967. He was ICI Fellow at the University of Southampton from 1967 to 1969 before joining the University of Toronto in 1969; he became Full Professor in 1977 and University Professor in 2001 and has been named Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry. He is Honorary Professorial Fellow at The Royal Institution of Great Britain and University College London and Guest Professor at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. More details are available at the research group’s homepage.

Grasping Our Growing Gigatonne CO2 Challenge

Prof. Geoffrey Ozin discusses our growing gigatonne CO2 challenge, and how we must now work together to solve it.

CO2 Conundrum

In his latest opinion piece, Professor Ozin asks: what is the chemical industry doing to mitigate CO2 pollution?

The war against climate change: have we done enough?

Opinion: We can’t have a clean-energy revolution without molecules, polymers and materials. But what have we really done to help win the war against climate change?

Titania mania – peering into the heart of photocatalysis

4D ultra-fast electron microscopy can peer into and peel away the most subtle details and beauty of photocatalysis, providing a new sharp focus realism of human-made nano machinery for the solar powered fixation of CO2 to fuels and chemical feedstocks.


Professor Ozin tackles one of the most popular metrics in modern science – the h-index.

Fixing Carbon Dioxide – Doing Something Fast and Economically Sensible

We all love CO2 – let’s do it, let’s fix CO2 fixation!

Global Carbon Dioxide Utilization Strategy that Benefits Everyone, Including Earth

How can we utilize carbon dioxide to solve the looming climate change problem caused by anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions?

Golden Anniversay Special: Solar Fuels Cluster, University of Toronto

After publishing 50 opinion pieces with us at MaterialsViews, Professor Ozin reflects on his three years work at the UofT solar fuel cluster, and looks to the future.

Is there enough platinum to run a solar-powered hydrogen economy?

In his latest piece, Professor Ozin considers the possibility of basing a future hydrogen economy on platinum catalysts.

Photothermal Desalination

How will the emerging field of photothermal materials applied to solar powered water desalination develop in the years ahead?