Environment and energy

Read about Aiping Yu, a chemical engineering professor, who is one of six nation-wide recipients of a 2020 E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship for highly promising researchers. She aims to establish a world-leading carbon nanotechnology centre at Waterloo.

» Creating new battery technologies with high energy capacity and energy density, and third-generation solar cells based on organic electronics and quantum dots

» Studying renewable energy (i.e., wind, solar, bioenergy, geothermal) and energy harvesting

» Making key contributions to ecotourism, urban recreation geography, as well as tourism forecasting and trend analysis

» Decreasing emissions and improving fuel economy through vehicle weight reduction

» Investigating environmental fluid dynamics and developing mathematical and computational models which assist in the management of our natural environment

» Analyzing earth surface processes, conducting studies of terrestrial ecology and environmental protection, reclamation and remediation

» Using nanotechnology to create high-performance and high-function products that are environmentally safe and have a lower carbon footprint than petroleum based alternatives

» Developing sustainable systems for providing high-quality drinking water

» Leading research in air quality assessment, weather analysis, atmospheric chemistry and modelling, and greenhouse gas-source analysis

» Providing valuable policy advice to all levels of government

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