Welcome to the 2D Materials and Electrochemical Devices Lab

Research overview

Our group is developing new materials and bottom-up processing strategies to fabricate improved, typically nanocomposite, device components in order to advance technologies in areas such as electrochemical energy storage, energy generation, sensing and separations. We use methods in interfacial engineering to direct the assembly of nanocomposites from a variety of nanomaterial building blocks and molecular precursors such as polymers, surfactants and ionic liquids.

Nanomaterial production and intrinsic properties to films and nanocomposites with controlled porosity to advanced functional devices


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  1. Feb. 13, 2020Waterloo startups among top 10 in national energy solutions competition

    Two University of Waterloo startups have been named among 10 winners of a national energy solutions competition.

    Evercloak Inc. will receive funding to support a $1.2 million project to develop a dehumidification technology for air conditioners that will cut greenhouse gas emissions and reduce the energy use of cooling systems by over 50 per cent. Michael Pope, assistant professor, chemical engineering, and Evelyn Allen, corporate researcher partnerships manager, in the Office of Research co-founded the company in 2018.

  2. Dec. 12, 2018Cleantech startup takes $25,000 pitch contest prize

    A startup company co-founded by Waterloo Engineering professor Michael Pope recently won $25,000 in seed funding in a pitch competition meant to encourage Canadian innovation.

    Evercloak, a cleantech startup that specializes in manufacturing ultra-thin graphene and other 2D nanomaterial films, took first place in the environment and electrification development category of the Ontario Power Generation Ignite contest.

  3. June 21, 2018International Workshop with German Research Institute

    Thursday, June 21st marked the conclusion of a successful international workshop at the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN). For the past four days, representatives from the Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CENIDE) in Germany and WIN met to discuss opportunities for joint funding proposals and establishing student knowledge exchanges. 

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