Assistant Professor

Contact InformationMichael Pope

Phone: 519-888-4567 x30153
Location: QNC 5606


Biography Summary

Michael Pope is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo. His research group, the 2D Materials and Electrochemical Devices Lab, focuses on improving the production and processing of various 2D nanomaterials with the aim of developing higher performance electrochemical devices and composites. Professor Pope has made significant contributions to the understanding of electrochemical mechanisms involving graphene and has developed various self-assembly strategies to process electrodes for improved high voltage graphene-based supercapacitors, Li-S batteries and electrochemical sensors.

Research Interests

  • Graphene Production and Post-processing Techniques
  • Directed Assembly of 2D Nanomaterials at the Air-Water interface
  • Bottom-up Assembly Approaches for Energy Storage
  • Sensing and Electrocatalysis
  • Connectivity and Internet of Things
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Nanotechnology
  • IoT
  • Devices


  • 2013, Doctorate, Chemical Engineering, Princeton University
  • 2009, Master of Arts, Chemical Engineering, Princeton University
  • 2007, Bachelor of Applied Science, Chemical Engineering & Bioengineering, McMaster University


  • CHE 331 - Electrochemical Engineering
    • Taught in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
  • NE 491 - Nanostructured Materials
    • Taught in 2015
  • CHE 755 - Res Topics in Electrochemical Engineering, Interfacial Eng & Material Science
    • Taught in 2015, 2016, 2019
  • CHE 715 - Research Topics in Transport Phenomena
    • Taught in 2017
  • NE 352 - Surfaces and Interfaces
    • Taught in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
  • NE 499 - Special Topics in Nanostructured Materials
    • Taught in 2019
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Dosi, Manan and Lau, Irene and Zhuang, Yichen and Simakov, David SA and Fowler, Michael W and Pope, Michael A, Ultrasensitive Electrochemical Methane Sensors Based on Solid Polymer Electrolyte-Infused Laser-Induced Graphene, ACS applied materials & interfaces, 11(6), 2019, 6166 - 6173
  • Xu, Luzhu and Tetreault, Adam R and Khaligh, Hadi H and Goldthorpe, Irene A and Wettig, Shawn D and Pope, Michael A, Continuous Langmuir--Blodgett Deposition and Transfer by Controlled Edge-to-Edge Assembly of Floating 2D Materials, Langmuir, 35(1), 2018, 51 - 59
  • Ghosh, Debasis and Gad, Mariam and Lau, Irene and Pope, Michael A, Trapping and Redistribution of Hydrophobic Sulfur Sols in Graphene--Polyethyleneimine Networks for Stable Li--S Cathodes, Advanced Energy Materials, 8(27), 2018
  • Khaligh, HH and Xu, L and Khosropour, Alireza and Madeira, Alexandra and Romano, M and Pradére, Christophe and Tréguer-Delapierre, Mona and Servant, Laurent and Pope, Michael A and Goldthorpe, Irene A, The Joule heating problem in silver nanowire transparent electrodes, Nanotechnology, 28(42), 2017
  • Azhari, Amir and Marzbanrad, Ehsan and Yilman, Dilara and Toyserkani, Ehsan and Pope, Michael A, Binder-jet powder-bed additive manufacturing (3D printing) of thick graphene-based electrodes, Carbon, 119, 2017, 257 - 266
  • Tittle, Collin M and Yilman, Dilara and Pope, Michael A and Backhouse, Christopher J, Robust Superhydrophobic Laser-Induced Graphene for Desalination Applications, Advanced Materials Technologies, 2017
  • She, Zimin and Ghosh, Debasis and Pope, Michael A, Decorating graphene oxide with ionic liquid nanodroplets: an approach leading to energy-dense, high-voltage supercapacitors, ACS nano, 11(10), 2017, 10077 - 10087