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Pete has an MChem from the University of Southampton, UK, and a PhD in PEMFC technology from the Centre for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Research at the University of Birmingham, UK.
His research interests are in the development and characterisation of new materials for PEMFCs and carbon dioxide electro-reduction cells. In his spare time you will likely find him on the mat training BJJ and Japanese Jiu Jitsu.
Kingsly has a diverse academic background. He received B.Eng from Central South University, China and M.Sc from University of Victoria, Canada, studying organometallic chemistry.
Kingsly enjoys his life and research in SFU. If he is not in the lab studying water permeation and catalyst layers, very likely he is playing squash or hunting for good restaurants in metro Vancouver.
He loves writing his gourmet blog in the pub.
Xin completed her B.Sc. degree in chemistry at St. Francis Xavier University focusing on electroactive materials modified carbon-based supercapacitors.
She is now pursuing her graduate study on water electrolysis using proton exchange membranes in Holdcroft’s group.
She is an amateur of Chinese traditional musical instruments and loves cooking in her spare time.
Luigi graduated with a B.Sc. in Industrial Chemistry from the University of Milan (Italy).
His main scientific interests are chemical characterization and learning new analytical techniques. His project focuses on the relationship between the chemical structure of Proton Exchange Membranes (PEM) and their degradation process.
In his free time, he’s the stereotypical geek: he plays videogames, writes fantasy novels and collects random pieces of trivia to impress his friends.
My research is focused on the development of pre-functionalized monomers.
Different methods of polymerization are tried such as Yamamoto coupling, [3+2] Huisgen addition and [4+2] Diels-Alder cycloaddition to obtained well defined electrolytes polymers.
Applications are related to water purification, electrolyzer and Fuel – Cell.
I like hiking, biking, swimming, brewing beers
Philip Overton has Chemistry BSc (Imperial College London, UK), MSc Polymer Chemistry (Helsinki University, Finland), and Ph.D Polymer Science (Université Grenoble-Alpes, France).
His research experience is broadly within polymer synthesis and characterisation.
Philip’s present research interest is the structure-property relationships of poly(imidazolium)s for anion transport.
Kate has an MChem from Lancaster University in the UK, with her research focussed upon developing small molecules for solar thermal fuels.
She moved to SFU for a PhD and is currently interested in developing structure – property relationships of poly(imidazolium)s for anion exchange membranes.
In her free time, Kate likes to be exploring BC on her bike or hiking up the mountains.
Binyu graduated with a B. Eng. in Chemical Engineering from East China University of Science and Technology and a M. Sc in Chemistry from Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Before joining Dr. Holdcroft’s group, he worked on developing more efficient anode catalysts for direct ethanol fuel cells.
Now, he starts to study the water electrolysis on our anion exchange membrane (HMT-PMBI). In his free time, you may find him in the gym.
Sidney is a first year graduate student in the Holdcroft Lab interested in characterizing the ionic conductivity and permselectivity on anion exchange membranes.
She received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Waterloo in 2017 where she worked in Jean Duhamel’s lab during her thesis project and proved the ability of using Model Free Analysis (MFA).
In her spare time, Sidney enjoys playing piano, skiing and is a food lover.
Emmanuel got his bachelors degree in Engineering Physics at Obafemi Awolowo University, his research focus was on Dye Sensitised Solar Cells (DSSC).
He went on to work in the industry for two years before obtaining his M.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Cape Town focusing on PFSA catalyst coated membranes for PEMFC performance enhancement.
Emmanuel is a huge lover of nature and wildlife photography and in his spare time likes to teach life skills to kids.
Anastasiia obtained her B.Sc. from Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (KPI), Ukraine in Chemical Technology. As a participant of Double Degree program, she got her M.Sc. in Environment Engineering from KPI and Korea Institute of Science and Technology. She decided to continue her research journey in Korea and completed Ph.D. program at University of Science and Technology/KIST School.
Her experience is ranging from polymer synthesis to membrane fabrication and full physical/chemical characterization, as well as the application in fuel cells, electrolysers and batteries.
Apurva is a visiting research student in Holdcroft’s group.
She completed her MSc in Energy Science from IIT Bombay, her masters project focused on the mechanism(s) of hydrogen sorption in metal hydrides. Currently she is continuing her PhD at IIT Bombay.
Her current research project in Holdcroft’s group focuses on the analysis of transport properties in ion exchange membranes.
Apurva loves to paint in her spare time and is fond of Madhubani paintings.
Qiliang completed his PhD study at INRS-EMT, Canada; after that, he joined Holdcroft Group at SFU as a postdoc fellow.
His research has been focusing on various electrochemical catalysis and energy storage/conversion devices.
In spare time, he likes playing sports, such as basketball, ping pong, badminton, etc.
Amelia earned her BSc in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh.
She studied the products of molten salt electrolysis at George Washington University before moving to Canada and pursuing graduate studies at SFU.
She is currently studying water electrolysis using anion and cation exchange membranes as well as developing bipolar membranes for the same purpose.
In her free time Amelia enjoys spending time outdoors hiking and paddle-boarding.
Mike earned a B.Sc. from Wilfrid Laurier University with a focus on materials science.
He then promptly moved as far away from his home town as he could, and found himself in Vancouver.
His research focuses on the synthesis of next-generation ion-conducting polymers and their applications in electrochemical devices.
Outside the school world, Mike likes to explore the BC wilderness, climb things, ascend steep inclines, and ride down them.
Simon has a B. Sc., M. Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Montpellier and a Ph. D. in Organic and Materials Chemistry from “Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier”.
Simon’s research focuses in the development of an understanding of the requirements for alkaline conducting membranes for CO2 reduction reactions.
During his free-time, Simon entertain people with close-up magic.