Welcome to the Dorval Lab for Biologically-Derived Materials & Devices!
We work at the intersection of materials science, chemical engineering, synthetic biology and nanotechnology.
In our lab, we combine biological structures with organic molecules and inorganic materials. Using micro-organisms, proteins, and other biological scaffolds, we aim at assembling materials with novel physical properties, and at constructing functional devices.
We are especially interested in developing novel nanobiomaterials for energy storage and harvesting, bio-energy devices, biomedical applications, as well as environmental and biological sensors.