Powering the world of tomorrow, Next Generation Energy Systems work on harnessing energy and sustainable technologies. New and innovative systems are being developed from the core by our scientists and engineers.
This includes but is not limited to fundamental understanding of transport processes in energy devices, battery, fuel cells, solar cells, catalysis, low-carbon sustainable technologies, artificial photosynthesis.
Theme Leads and Co-Leads
Linda Nazar (Chem, cross-appointed to ECE) joined the University of Waterloo over 20 years ago, and holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Solid State Energy Materials. She authored over 300 research papers, review articles and patents.
Eihab Abdel-Rahman (SDE) joined the university in 2006 from Virginia Polytechnic. His research has resulted in discovery of new phenomena in microelectromechncial systems (MEMS) and the development of new radio frequency switches, micro-mass sensors, micro-power generators, atomic force microscopy techniques, and a micro-gyroscope.
Michael Pope (ChE) joined the University of Waterloo in 2014 from Vorbeck Materials Corporation, a Li-S battery company. Prior to that he received a PhD from Princeton University. His research interests involve utilization of large-area graphene monolayers for improving performance of supercapacitors and batteries, studying electrocatalytic effects in porous electrode systems and for development of graphene-based water treatment membranes.