Mrs. Wendy Lee, Catalyst Research Team Lead
Miss Jeanette Leeuwner, PhD Student
Prof. Xianguo LiView Biography[X]
Professor Li is a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He received his undergraduate degree in 1982 from Tianjin University, China and his PhD in 1989 from Northwestern University, U. S. A. After a postdoctoral fellowship and research assistant professor at the University of Waterloo, he was appointed assistant professor at the University of Victoria in 1992 and was promoted to associate professor in 1994; then he joined the University of Waterloo in 1997 and was promoted to full professor in 2000. He has a wide range of research interests, including fuel cells, liquid atomization and sprays, and energy systems. His research is both fundamental and applied, involving technologies used today and anticipated for the future. Xianguo Li has published extensively, including over 160 journal articles and a book entitled “Principals of Fuel Cells”. He has also edited a book entitled “Progress in Green Energy” and co-edited two books on fuel cells. His published articles have received extensive citations, including some rated within the top 1% in the field. One of his published articles received the best paper award at an international conference. Xianguo Li has contributed actively to the progress of the engineering profession and society. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Green Energy; he established the International Green Energy Conference series, and launched the annual review series Progress in Green Energy. Xianguo is currently serving on the editorial board of a dozen of international scientific / technical journals, a book series on fuel cells and an encyclopaedia on energy engineering and technology. Xianguo Li also serves as the division chair for the Advanced Energy Systems technical division within the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, and on various ad hoc committees established by different levels of government.
Prof. Goran LindberghView Biography[X]
Professor in Electrochemical Process and System Engineering
KTH – Royal Institute of Technology
Professor Lindbergh is the Head of Department and Head of Division at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Applied Electrochemistry, Kungl Tekniska Högskolan.
His research is directed towards electrolytic processes and electrochemical power sources within the field of electrochemical engineering. At present the following research projects are running under his supervision:
· The polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC)
· The molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC)
· Lithium-ion batteries
· Sodium-nickel chloride batteries
· Electrochromic windows
· Industrial electrolytic processes
He has more than 110 peer reviewed journal articles and since 2007 he has been a member of the executive board of the Swedish Hybrid Vehicle Centre (SHC), and thematic coordinator of the energy storage activities.
Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology
KTH Chemical Science and Engineering
SE-100 44 Stockholm
Phone: 08-790 81 43
Fax: 08-10 80 87
Dr. Simon Liu, PhDView Biography[X]
Dr. Liu is a principal research officer and group leader (Engineering/Modeling and Simulation group) at NRC – Energy, Mining and Environment Portfolio (formerly known as Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation). He is an adjunct professor of University of Waterloo and University of Victoria. Dr. Liu was the Institute’s acting director of science and technology from June 2006 to June 2007. His university degrees (Bachelor, Master and PhD) were granted by Jilin University in China. He was a full professor/Ph.D supervisor of Jilin University. He spent six years conducting research in computational mechanics at Peking University, University of California at Berkeley, Technical University of Munich, University of Wales Swansea and University of Toronto. Since joining NRC in 1998, he has been leading the modeling and simulation group which performs computational modeling at different length-scales (atomic-scale, molecular-scale and continuum-scale) for different applications such as fuel cell catalysts, catalyst-layers, behaviors of thin-films made of nanoparticles, mass/heat transport phenomena, fluid flow, stress-strain analysis, vibration and acoustics. He and his team are presently collaborating with automakers on generating key knowledge of PEM fuel cells
Dr. Prasanna Mani
Dr. Prasanna Mani
Mr. Isaac Martens, MSc student
Miss Lis Melo, MSc
Prof. Walter Merida, B.Sc., M.A.Sc, Ph.D.View Biography[X]
Dr. Mérida is an Associate Director at the Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC) at UBC. He and his team have been working on proton exchange membrane fuel cell and hydrogen technologies for more than ten years. The focus areas include enginereed materials, water management, humidification, and new diagnostic methods for fuel cell failure (reference electrodes, impedance spectroscopy, etc). Other work has concentrated on hydrogen refueling infrastructure (storage and dispensing). From 1996 to 1999 Dr. Mérida worked at the Institute for Integrated Energy Systems. He became the Project Coordinator for a collaboration between NSERC, Ballard Power Systems, British Gas Investments Canada, and two universities. In 1999-2000 he served on the Technology Advisory Board for General Hydrogen Corporation developing the initial intellectual property and business models prior to private financing. Dr. Mérida joined the faculty at UBC in July 2002, and he works within the departments of Mechanical Engineering, and Chemical and Biological Engineering. He was a Visiting Professor at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (2010), and currently collaborates with the National Research Council efforts on highly efficient mining, electricity storage, and bio-energy.