Aimy Bazylak

Canada Research Chair in Clean Energy

Tier 1 - 2000-10-01
Renewed: 2019-04-01, 2022-10-01
University of Toronto
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Research summary

The climate crisis continues to accelerate, and our use of carbon-intensive energy sources is worsening it. We urgently need cleaner energy sources in order to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. Dr. Aimy Bazylak, Canada Research Chair in Clean Energy, aims to support the development and adoption of clean energy sources to strengthen Canada’s energy security and mitigate the impact of human-caused climate change.

To do this, she and her research team are shedding light on the micro- and nano-scale multiphase (liquid and gas) flow and material characteristics of electrochemical energy conversion technologies, such as fuel cells and electrolyzers. Electrochemical devices are promising technologies for clean energy storage and on-demand electricity with zero local emissions. They are also trying to learn more about the relationships between material properties, interfacial design and other factors that underpin electrochemical performance. Ultimately, their research could support the widespread adoption of compact electrochemical energy conversion.