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.

  1. Apr. 30, 2020Professor named a fellow of prestigious Royal Society

    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.

  2. Apr. 24, 2020Professor working on project that could go into space

    A professor at Waterloo Engineering is a member of a team that is advancing technology to turn organic waste into green fuels and fertilizer.

    Research by Janusz Kozinski and several collaborators at the University of Saskatchewan includes a project with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to convert waste and wastewater into energy for possible use on the International Space Station and during long-term space missions.

  3. May 23, 2019New system uses wasted food to replace fossil fuels

    Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have developed new technology to convert wasted food into a clean substitute for fossil fuels.

    The system engineers natural fermentation to yield a chemical called carboxylate, which can be used to produce fuel and chemicals for products including drugs and plastic packaging instead of those derived from petroleum.

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