Mita  Dasog

Assistant Professor

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Phone: (902) 494-4245
Mailing Address: 
Department of Chemistry
Dalhousie University
6274 Coburg Road
P.O. Box 15000
Halifax NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Nanomaterials
  • Solar energy
  • Catalysis
  • Optoelectronics
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Materials synthesis
  • Solid-state chemistry


  • BSc: University of Saskatchewan
  • PhD: University of Alberta
  • PDF: California Institute of Technology

Research Interests

Dasog group research interests lie primarily in the development of materials for energy, optoelectronics, and catalytic applications. We aim to gain architectural control over new and existing materials in order to manipulate their properties, thereby allowing in-depth explorations of structure-property relationships. General focus will be on the development of synthetic inorganic materials; understanding material properties with respect to shape, size and composition; and the applications of these materials in catalysis, light harvesting, and optoelectronic devices.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Top 150 Canadian Women in STEM fields, 2017
  • Canadian Council of University Chemistry Chairs’ (CCUCC) Doctoral Award, 2015
  • NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2014
  • Canadian Society for Chemistry National Award for Outstanding Graduate Work in Inorganic Chemistry, 2014
  • "Top 25" Global Young Scientists in Sustainable Research, 2013
  • Izaak Walton Killam and Dorothy J. Killam Memorial Graduate Awards, 2012

Selected Publications

  • “Oxidant-Activated Reactions of Nucleophiles with Silicon Nanocrystals.” M. Dasog,* J. R. Thompson and N. S. Lewis,* (Chemistry of Materials, 2017, 29, 7002)
  • “CO2 to Methanol Conversion Using Hydride Terminated Porous Silicon Nanoparticles.” M. Dasog,* S. Kraus, R. Sinelnikov, J. G. C. Veinot,* and B. Rieger,* (Chemical Communications, 2017, 53, 3114)
  • "Profiling Photoinduced Carrier Generation in Semiconductor Microwire Arrays via Photoelectrochemical Metal Deposition." M. Dasog, A. I. Carim, S. Yalamanchili, H. A. Atwater and N. S. Lewis* (Nano Letters, 2016, 16, 5015)
  • “Silicon Nanocrystals and Silicon-Polymer Hybrids: Synthesis, Engineering, and Applications.” M. Dasog, J. Kehrle, B. Rieger* and J. G. C. Veinot* (Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2016, 55, 2322).
  • “Size vs. Surface: Tuning the Photoluminescence of Freestanding Silicon Nanocrystals across the Visible Spectrum via Surface Groups.” M. Dasog, G. B. De los Reyes, L. V. Titova, F. A. Hegmann and J. G. C. Veinot* (ACS Nano, 2014, 8, 9636-9648).