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Linda Nazar

University Professor, O.C., F.R.S. Fellow of the Royal Society (Canada) Fellow of the Royal Society (U.K.)

Professor Linda Nazar is a faculty member of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Waterloo, and is cross appointed to the Department of Chemical Engineering Prof. Nazar, holder of a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Solid State Materials since 2004, has focused her research on developing new materials for energy storage and conversion for the past 15 years. She has published over 250 papers, review articles, and patents in the field which were cited over 53000 times. She was awarded the Order of Canada in 2015.

Office: QNC-4609
Tel: (519) 888-4637
Email: lfnazar@uwaterloo.ca

Baltej Singh Gill

Postdoctoral Fellow

Office: QNC 3612

Email: bgill@uwaterloo.ca

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/baltej-singh-gill-3026b57b/

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?hl=en&user=Tp2f4cYAAAAJ

Research Areas:

  • Ab-initio modelling of electronic structure, thermodynamics and kinetic behaviour of materials and interfaces in batteries.
  • Structure-properties relationship in solid ion conductors.
  • New materials discovery using high-throughput computation and machine learning methods.

Chang Li

Postdoctoral Fellow

Office: QNC 4613

Tel: (519) 888-4567, ext.37991

Email: c553li@uwaterloo.ca

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chang-li-9b742816b/

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=nvmiWvoAAAAJ&hl=en

Orcid iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5420-3856

Research area: Electrolyte and electrode design for multivalent-ion batteries

Awards:

  • 2021, 2022 - Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology (WIN) Fellowship
  • The Chemistry Award for Graduate Student Excellence 2023

Cameron Dean

PhD Student

Office: QNC 3612

Email: cldean@uwaterloo.ca

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/camdean/

Research areas:

  • Ab initio computation for thermodynamic and kinetic properties of solid electrolyte and electrode materials
  • Design of high-performance interfaces within batteries using nanoscale simulation
  • Multi-scale modelling of battery failure mechanisms (void formation, dendrite growth, cracking, etc.)

Awards:

  • 2023 - Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology (WIN) Fellowship

Karthikeyen Natarajan Pugazhendhi

PhD Student, Chemical Engineering

Office: ESC 132

Email: knataraj@uwaterloo.ca

Research Area: Cathode and solid electrolyte materials for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries.

Previous Experience: For my undergraduate thesis, my research focused on "Supercritical Fluid Assisted Synthesis of Metal Selenide/TiO2 Nanocomposites for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production," and was published in ACS Applied Nano Materials.

Lanting Qian

PhD Student, Chemical Engineering

Office: QNC 3613

Email: ltqian@uwaterloo.ca

Project: Synthesis of Halide Solid Electrolyte for All Solid-State Batteries

Awards:

  • NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship (NSERC-CGS-D) (2022-2025)
  • President’s Graduate Scholarship (2022-2025)
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) (2022)
  • Dr. M. Chandrashekar Memorial Award in Sustainable Energy (2022)
  • Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology (WIN) Fellowship (2022)
  • Faculty of Engineering Domestic Doctoral Student Award (2021)  
  • Engineering Dean’s Entrance Award (2021)

Zhuo Yu

PhD Student

Office: ESC 131

Tel: (519) 888-4567, ext.37334

Email: z328yu@uwaterloo.c

Research project: All-Solid-State Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

Awards: Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology (WIN) Fellowship (2022)

Collaborators

We work with the following research organizations:

Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR)

DOE Energy Innovation Hub - Batteries and Energy Storage

BASF

The Research Network, Electrochemistry and Batteries

Alumni

Previous members of our group include:

Dr. Laidong Zhou

Former Postdoc
Now Research Scientist at University of Oxford, UK

Shiqi Xu

Former PhD

Se Young Kim

Former PhD

Kavish Kaup 

Former PhD

C. Y. Kwok

Former PhD
Now PDF at Oakridge National Lab

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