Our Past Committees

2020 - 2021 Committee Members

Kiana Amini

President

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Kiana is a PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering at University of Waterloo under the supervision of Professor Mark Pritzker. Her research focuses on the development of electrochemical storage devices, in particular, improvement of zinc-cerium redox flow batteries for energy storage applications. Her research interests include in situ characterization of electrochemical processes, novel battery designs and multi-physics modeling of electrochemical systems. Her research has been featured by the Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs office at University of Waterloo in a GradImpact profile (https://youtu.be/RyP58loKenk)

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Hamed Fathiannasab

Vice President - External Affairs

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Hamed is a postdoctoral fellow at University of Waterloo. He has expertise in lithium-ion batteries design and development. He is working on smart battery management system of electric vehicles based on integrating artificial intelligence and multiphysics modeling. He is also working on characterizing and analyzing 3D images of porous materials using PoreSpy.

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Keith Cleland

Vice President - Internal Affairs

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Keith is a master’s candidate in Chemical Engineering working in the Porous Materials Engineering and Analysis Lab (PMEAL) under supervision of Professor Jeff Gostick. His research focusses on utilizing electrochemical water treatment technology for large scale renewable energy storage. He is combining principles of electrodialysis and flow batteries to create cost effective energy storage solutions. He is utilizing pore scale modelling to predict and validate the electrochemical behavior of real systems. 

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Gillian Hawes

Treasurer

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Gillian is a PhD candidate in her 3rd year in Dr. Michael Pope’s 2D Materials and Electrochemical Devices Group. Her doctoral work focuses on the design of high capacity, stable sulfur cathodes and protection of lithium metal anodes for improved cycle life of lithium-sulfur batteries, with previous side projects including the development of laser induced graphene supercapacitors. Her main interests in electrochemistry focus on next generation battery chemistries with high energy density and long cycle life, prepared from abundant and inexpensive materials.

Mariam Gad

Media Chair

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Mariam is a PhD candidate in Dr. Michael Pope's 2D Materials and Electrochemical Devices Group. Her research focuses on developing a new generation of lithium-ion batteries using a silicon-based anode coupled with a solid electrolyte and a commercially available cathode. She aims at developing a scalable procedure with abundant and non-toxic materials.

2019 - 2020 Committee Members

Kiana Amini

President

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Kiana is a PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering at University of Waterloo under the supervision of Professor Mark Pritzker. Her research focuses on the development of electrochemical storage devices, in particular, improvement of zinc-cerium redox flow batteries for energy storage applications. Her research interests include in situ characterization of electrochemical processes, novel battery designs and multi-physics modeling of electrochemical systems. Her research has been featured by the Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs office at University of Waterloo in a GradImpact profile (https://youtu.be/RyP58loKenk)

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Hamed Fathiannasab

Vice President - External Affairs

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Hamed is a PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering department under supervision of Dr. Zhongwei Chen. His research mainly focuses on Electrochemical Energy Storage modeling. He is working on predicting and enhancing the physical and electrochemical behavior of the lithium-ion batteries based on Artificial Intelligence and Multiphysics Simulation.

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Christopher Deutschman

Vice President - Internal Affairs

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Christopher is a master's candidate in Chemical Engineering, co-supervised by Dr. Michael Tam and Dr. Michael Pope. His research focuses on electrochemically active biomaterials where he explores the use of alloy nanoparticles in antibacterial applications.

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Gillian Hawes

Treasurer

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Gillian is a PhD candidate in her 3rd year in Dr. Michael Pope’s 2D Materials and Electrochemical Devices Group. Her doctoral work focuses on the design of high capacity, stable sulfur cathodes and protection of lithium metal anodes for improved cycle life of lithium-sulfur batteries, with previous side projects including the development of laser induced graphene supercapacitors. Her main interests in electrochemistry focus on next generation battery chemistries with high energy density and long cycle life, prepared from abundant and inexpensive materials.

Mariam Gad

Media Chair

  • LinkedIn - Black Circle

Mariam is a PhD candidate in Dr. Michael Pope's 2D Materials and Electrochemical Devices Group. Her research focuses on developing a new generation of lithium-ion batteries using a silicon-based anode coupled with a solid electrolyte and a commercially available cathode. She aims at developing a scalable procedure with abundant and non-toxic materials.

Keith Cleland

Outreach Coordinator

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Keith is a master’s candidate in Chemical Engineering working in the Porous Materials Engineering and Analysis Lab (PMEAL) under supervision of Professor Jeff Gostick. His research focusses on utilizing electrochemical water treatment technology for large scale renewable energy storage. He is combining principles of electrodialysis and flow batteries to create cost effective energy storage solutions. He is utilizing pore scale modelling to predict and validate the electrochemical behavior of real systems.