Professor Anna Ritcey’s group

Regular member

Manager training

  • Postdoctoral fellowship, chemistry, Laval University, 1989-1990
  • Postdoctoral fellow, Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, 1988-1989
  • Ph.D. chemistry, McGill University, 1988

Affiliation Department

Department of Chemistry

Other affiliations

  • Member of the Canadian Chemical Society (CSC)
  • Member of the American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Member of the Quebec Center for Functional Materials (CQMF)
  • Member of the Center for Optics, Photonics and Laser (COPL)

Granting organization(s)

  • Quebec Research Fund – Nature and Technologies (FRQ-NT)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Canada (NSERC)

What does the laboratory do

  • Synthesis and characterization of functional nanoparticles: luminescent, magnetic and metallic nanoparticles.
  • Organization at interfaces: Langmuir-Blodgett films, block copolymers and nanoparticles. Hybrid materials: nanoparticles in polymer matrices, plasmonic assemblies


  • Materials chemistry: functional nanoparticles and polymers
  • Self-assembly: at interfaces and micellar systems.
  • Expertise in the synthesis and characterization of nanoparticles

Application areas

Optics and photonics

Industrial research collaborations

“Chemical sensing with plasmonic nanoparticle assemblies and buried waveguides” NSERC strategic partnership project with ABB (in collaboration with Denis Boudreau and Réal Vallée from COPL)

Contact details

Département de chimie
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon
1045, avenue de la Médecine
Bureau 2240-D
Université Laval
Québec (Québec)
Canada G1V 0A6

Phone: 418-656-2368
Fax: 418-656-7916