Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Waterloo professor receives $3 million for battery research

A Waterloo professor has received $3 million in funding to further his work into greener, cheaper more energy-efficient silicon-based batteries.

Zhongwei Chen, Canada Research Chair in Advanced Materials for Clean Energy and a professor in Waterloo’s Department of Chemical Engineering, received the funding from Vancouver-based Newtech Power Inc. to co-develop a next-generation lithium-ion rechargeable battery that could be on the market within three or four years.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Auto Research Lab opens with a Ceremonial Christening

John McPhee, Jamie Clark, Nasser Azad, Daiene Vernile, Pierre Normand, Pearl Sullivan and Brian May opening the facility

From Waterloo Engineering News.

A state-of-the-art automotive research and testing facility that was five years in the making officially opened at the University of Waterloo today with a twist on the old ship-christening tradition.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Electric Car Challenge Helped Pave the way for Incoming Student

Matt Rose, left, now a first-year engineering student, accepts a design award from organizer Ross McKenzie at the annual Electri

From Waterloo Stories.

Matt Rose figures he learned more in high school as a member of the prize-winning electric car team than he did in a lot of his academic classes.