Transforming Canada’s electricity system by delivering innovative energy storage technology

Decreasing global fossil fuel supplies and increasing environmental concerns have put electrochemical energy storage and conversion technologies at the forefront of Waterloo Engineering's research efforts.

We're developing everything from an innovative zinc-air rechargeable battery, which may one day be used to store energy generated by solar collectors and wind turbines, to technology that has the potential to  double the amount of electrical energy held by rapid-charging devices such as smartphones.

Our research advancements are providing sustainable energy solutions as well as resources for future generations.

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Manh-Kien Tran will receive $50,000 annually for the next three years from the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship to further develop his research focused on building a smart cloud-based battery management system.

The new chemical engineering doctoral student believes advancements in energy storage systems will result in a safer, cleaner, and more energy-efficient society.

Two researchers at Waterloo Engineering are co-leaders of projects announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this week as the recipients of more than $5.6 million in infrastructure funding from the federal government.

Monica Emelko, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Zhongwei Chen, a chemical engineering professor, head up two of 102 research projects nationwide awarded more than $518 million through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

A cross-appointed professor of chemical engineering at the University of Waterloo has been named a fellow of the Royal Society, the world’s oldest independent scientific academy.

Linda Nazar was recognized for her research on electrochemical energy storage with topics that span Li-ion batteries and ‘beyond Li-ion,’ and solid state ionics.