Guest Lectures on Energy – May 2018

After announcing their new research themes earlier this year; the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering are proud to announce two lectures dedicated to addressing the global challenge of Energy.  Two world leaders in their field will visit the university to present two exclusive lectures in May.

Professor Laurence Hardwick from the University of Liverpool will deliver ‘Spectro-electrochemistry of battery electrode interfaces’ on Tuesday 8 May 1-2pm LT22 in Robert Hadfield Building and Professor Handan Tezel from the University of Ottawa will deliver ‘Thermal Energy Storage using Adsorption’ on Thursday 10 May 1pm-2pm LT20 Also in Robert Hadfield Building.

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Prof Laurence Hardwick is the Director of the Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy and Professor of Electrochemistry at the University of Liverpool, where since 2011, he has been working on investigating the reaction mechanisms of metal-air batteries and the development of surface sensitive in situ electrochemical Raman and infrared spectroscopies for the examination of more applied electrochemical interfaces.He spent his postdoctoral time working in the US at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) investigating Li-ion battery electrode degradation mechanisms and lithium ion diffusion pathways through carbon, followed by studying the chemical and electrochemical processes in lithium-oxygen cells at the University of St Andrews.

Prof Tezel joined University of Ottawa in 1988 and for five years was Vice Dean for Research for the Faculty of Engineering. Prof. Tezel is an internationally recognized researcher for her scientific contributions. She is representing Canada on the International Energy Agency (IEA) Task Force for Solar Energy and Thermal Heat Storage and also a member of the Energy Task Force for OSPE (Ontario Society of Professional Engineers). She is a team leader in NEST Net (Canada-wide Energy Storage Network) funded by the Federal Government in Canada.

Prof. Tezel received the John V. Marsh Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2010 from Ottawa. She was inducted as a Fellow in Chemical Institute of Canada (FCIC) in 2016 and in Engineering Institute of Canada (FEIC) in 2017, recognizing her contributions to the Chemical Engineering and Engineering professions in Canada, respectively.

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