Linda Nazar

University Professor & Canada Research Chair in Solid State Energy Materials

Contact InformationLinda Nazar

Phone: 519-888-4567 x32734, 519-888-4567 x32734, 519-888-4637, 519-888-4567 x36784
Location: ESC 130A, ESC 142, QNC 4609, ESC 138A


Biography Summary

Professor Linda Nazar is a faculty member of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Waterloo, and is cross appointed to the Department of Chemical Engineering Prof. Nazar, holder of a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Solid State Materials since 2004, has focused her research on developing new materials for energy storage and conversion for the past 15 years. She has published over 200 papers, review articles, and patents in the field which were cited over 19000 times.

Research Interests

  • Solid state electrochemistry
  • Li-ion Na-ion Zn-ion Mg-ion batteries
  • Li-S and Li-O2 batteries
  • Nanostructured materials
  • X-ray and neutron diffraction
  • Energy storage materials
  • Smart Materials
  • Energy Materials
  • Next Generation Energy Systems
  • Next Generation Batteries


  • 1984, Doctorate, Chemistry, University of Toronto
  • 1978, Bachelor of Science (BSc), Honours Chemistry, University of British Columbia

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Advances in Li-S batteries based on multifunctional cathodes and electrolytes (Accepted in 2016)
  • Coupling multifunctional sulfur composite with an in-situ cross-linked binder: a multifaceted approach towards stable high-areal-capacity Li-S batteries (Accepted in 2016)
  • Critical Role of Phase Transfer Catalysts for Aprotic Metal Air Batteries (Accepted in 2015)
  • Structure of the High Voltage Phase of Layered P2-Nax[Mn1/2Fe1/2]O2 and the Positive Effect of Ni Substitution on its Electrochemical Stability (Accepted in 2015)
  • Aqueous Zn-ion batteries using a metallic zinc negative electrode and a composite oxide positive cathode (Patented in 2016)
  • Core-shell particles comprising elemental sulfur and manganese dioxide for cathodes of lithium sulfur cells and the synthesis of these particles (Patented in 2015)

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