NSERC CREATE ME2 Program in Materials for Electrochemical Energy Solutions
Annual Conference 2019

Day 1: Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019
Room TI 160, Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, University of Calgary (Main Campus)
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Includes breakfast and lunch

8-8:30 a.m. 


8:30-8:45 a.m.

Welcome and opening remarks
Bill Rosehart, Dean, Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary

8:45-9 a.m.

Edward Roberts, Professor; Associate Head - Research (Chemical and Petroleum Engineering); 
Program Director, CREATE ME2, University of Calgary 

9-9:45 a.m.

Current Status of Technical Aspects of Key Fuel Cell Components and Future Directions
Rajesh Bashyam, Senior Research Scientist, Ballard Power Systems Inc.

9:45-10:15 a.m.

Quantifying Impacts of Marginal Changes in Electricity Grids - A Storage Perspective
Matt Tierney, MSc Student (Mechanical Engineering); CREATE ME2 Trainee, University of Calgary

10:15-10:30 a.m.


10:30-11:15 a.m.

Development of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology
Huyen Dinh, Senior Scientist, US National Renewable Energy Laboratory

11:15-11:45 a.m.

An Open-Source Transient Model for Numerical Characterization of Water Management 
in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells

Aslan Kosakian, PhD Student (Mechanical Engineering); CREATE ME2 Trainee, University of Alberta

11:45 a.m.-12 p.m.

Advances Towards Computer Aided Design of Electrochemical Energy Systems
Marc Secanell Gallart, Professor (Mechanical Engineering)
Principal Investigator, CREATE ME2, University of Alberta

12-1 p.m.


1 - 1:45 p.m.

High-Energy, Low-Cost Redox Flow Batteries
Fikile Brushett, Associate Professor (Chemical Engineering)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1:45 - 2:15 p.m.

Composite Polymer-Garnet Electrolytes for All-Solid-State Lithium-Sulfur Batteries
Chengtian Zhou, PhD Student (Chemistry), University of Calgary
CREATE ME2 Trainee

2:15-3 p.m.

Linking Energy Technological Advances to Commercially Viable Markets 
Francois Blouin, Director of Innovation, ATCO Electric Global Business

3-3:15 p.m.


3:15-3:45 p.m.

Polyaniline-Coated Nanoporous Carbon Scaffolds with Enhanced Electrochemical Performance for Energy Storage and Water De-ionization 
Chengying (Arlene) Ai, MSc Student (Chemical and Petroleum Engineering), University of Calgary
CREATE ME2 Trainee

3:45-4 p.m.

Closing remarks
M. Anne Naeth, Director, Future Energy Systems
Professor and Associate Dean - Research and Graduate Studies, University of Alberta

4-4:15 p.m.

Introducing the Innovation Fair 
Edward Roberts, Professor; Associate Head - Research (Chemical and Petroleum Engineering)
Program Director, CREATE ME
2, University of Calgary

4:15-5:30 p.m.


5:30-6 p.m.

Award ceremony for "Best Oral and Poster Presentation"
Derrick Bakuska
CREATE ME2 HQP Association President

Day 2: Friday, Aug. 30, 2019
Room MSC 171, Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking, MacEwan Student Centre, University of Calgary (Main Campus)
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Lunch is included

9:30-10 a.m. 


10-10:20 a.m.

Opening remarks
Jeff Gostick, Associate Professor (Department of Chemical Engineering), University of Waterloo
Principal Investigator, CREATE ME2

10:20-10:40 a.m.

Introduction - A Message to Inventors
Viola Birss, Professor (Chemistry), University of Calgary
Principal Investigator, CREATE ME2
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Fuel Cells and Related Clean Energy Systems
Director, Calgary Advanced Energy Storage and Conversion Research Technologies (CAESR-Tech)

10:40-11:10 a.m.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University 
Stephen Larter, Associate Vice-President (Research – Innovation), University of Calgary

11:10-11:40 a.m.

Alberta Innovates' Role in Supporting Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and the Alberta Context
Alberta Innovates

11:40 a.m.-12 p.m. 

NSERC CREATE ME2 Program & Innovation 
Edward Roberts, Professor; Associate Head - Research (Chemical and Petroleum Engineering), University of Calgary
Program Director, CREATE ME2 

12-1 p.m.


1-3:30 p.m.

Innovation Fair

Researchers will showcase their latest sustainable energy technologies. Attendees will be able to learn about emerging innovations and interact with project teams.

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