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Next Generation Energy Systems profiles

Professor Eihab Abdel-Rahman

Eihab Abdel-Rahman

Next Generation Energy Systems Co-Lead; Professor, Systems Design Engineering

Research interests: dynamics of micro and nano systems; micro power generators; MEMS and NEMS; atomic force microscopes

Hany Aziz

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: organic electronic and optoelectronic materials and devices; flexible and printable electronics

Professor Dayan Ban

Dayan Ban

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: terahertz; quantum cascading lasers; nanophotonics; nanofabrication; SPM

Pu Chen

Pu Chen

Professor, Chemical Engineering; University Research Chair

Research interests: targeted drug and gene delivery; interfacial engineering; bio-medical engineering; polymer synthesis; energy storage and rechargeable batteries

Professor Zhongwei Chen

Zhongwei Chen

Professor, Chemical Engineering; Canada Research Chair in Advanced Materials for Clean Energy

Research interests: Advanced nanostructured materials and electrodes for fuel cells, metal-air batteries, lithium sulfur (Li-S) batteries and various next-generation batteries.

Goretty Dias

Goretty Dias

Associate Professor, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development

Research interests: sustainability assessment of product systems, particularly emerging technologies, and biobased systems

Biography

Professor Goretty Dias is part of the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development within the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo, Canada. She holds a PhD in Atmospheric Science from the University of Guelph, and has 30 years of experience in greenhouse gas measurement and analysis, environmental modeling, and product life cycle modeling.

Jeff Gostick

Jeff Gostick

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: porous materials, electrodes, energy storage 

Holger Kleinke

Holger Kleinke

Professor, Chemistry; Director of Collaborative Graduate Program in Nanotechnology

Research interests: inorganic nanomaterials; solid state chemistry; thermoelectric energy

Anna Klinkova

Anna Klinkova

Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: nanocrystal synthesis, nanocatalysis, CO2 electroreduction, organic electrochemistry, nanomaterials for alternative energy, self-assembly, plasmonics

Xianguo Li

Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Research interests: fuel cells, thermodynamics, energy, digital design and fabrication technologies

Yuning Li

Yuning Li

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: molecular engineering of polymer/transparent semiconductors for organic electronics (OTFT, OPV, DSC, OLED) and low temp-process conductive inks on plastic substrates

Vivek Maheshwari

Vivek Maheshwari

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: nanoparticle based thin film sensors; nanocomposite films; materials and tools for bio-nano devices, systems

Professor Sushanta Mitra

Sushanta Mitra

Executive Director; Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Physics and Astronomy

Research Interests: Microfluidics/Nanofluidics; Bio-MEMS; Integrated Water Management

Graham Murphy

Graham Murphy

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: synthetic organic chemistry; alternative approaches to metallocarbene and metallonitrene intermediates; organic electrolytes for lithium air batteries

Kevin Musselman

Kevin Musselman

Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Research interests: Functional nanomaterials; spatial atomic layer deposition; metal oxides; 2D nanomaterials; perovskite photovoltaics; high-frequency diodes; optoelectronic devices; memristive devices; chemical sensors; cancer theranostics

Jatin Nathwani

Jatin Nathwani

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research interests: engineering design and operation, optimization of safety and economics, planning for energy infrastructure, risk assessment, engineering code of practice, science and energy policy, data analytics research

Linda Nazar

Linda Nazar

Next Generation Energy Systems Leader; Professor, Chemistry; Canada Research Chair in Solid State Materials

Research interests: nano-materials for the design of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries

Flora Ng

Flora Ng

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: nanocatalysts; bitumen upgrading; biodiesel production; catalytic distillation

Michael Pope

Michael Pope

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: directed assembly of graphene-based nanocomposites; supercapacitors; next generation batteries; electrochemical sensors, electrocatalysts; thin films and membranes

Eric Prouzet

Eric Prouzet

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: nanostructures and porous materials, catalysis and separation

Pavle Radovanovic

Pavle Radovanovic

Professor, Chemistry; Canada Research Chair in Spectroscopy of Nanoscale Materials

Research interests: synthesis of new multifunctional nanostructures​

Luis Ricardez-Sandoval

Luis Ricardez-Sandoval

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: multiscale modeling of process systems; density function theory studies of industrial catalyst systems; new nanomaterials

Derek Schipper

Derek Schipper

Professor, Chemistry; Canada Research Chair in Organic Material Synthesis

Research interests: synthesis of organic materials for applications in organic solar cells, field effect transistors, imaging, displays

Siva Sivoththaman

Siva Sivoththaman

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Ontario Research Chair in Renewable Energy Technologies and Health

​Research interests: silicon-based crystalline and thin-film photovoltaic devices; design and fabrication technology 

Rodney Smith

Rodney Smith

Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: inorganic materials, electrocatalysis, reaction dynamics, reaction kinetics, energy storage

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