Azzam-Dullien Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: porous materials, electrodes, energy storage 


Jeff Gostick is the Azzam-Dullien Professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo where he runs the Porous Materials Engineering & Analysis Lab. His research is centered around understanding the structure-performance relationship in porous electrodes used in hydrogen fuel cell, redox flow systems, zinc-air cells, Li-ion batteries, and super-capacitors. His group uses a combination experimental characterization, novel production methods, and advanced custom computational tools. He is the lead developer of the open-source pore network modeling project OpenPNM (, as well as PoreSpy, a tool for porous media image analysis ( Prof Gostick is a licensed professional engineer, has published over 90 journal articles, and was recently named an Emerging Leader by the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering.


  • Post-doc, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
  • PhD, University of Waterloo
  • MASc, University of Waterloo
  • BENg, Ryerson University 
Professor Jeff Gostick smiling.
University of Waterloo