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Past Events

2021 Events

Mini-Career Fair 2021

January 28, 2021

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Join us in our very first mini-career fair. This event featured 4 Canadian-based companies who specialise in the electrochemical field. Each company provided a brief presentation that will be followed by a Q&A session.


Calogy solutions

Calogy Solutions was founded in 2017 by Mahmood Shirazy and Luc Fréchette at the University of Sherbrooke. What began as a university project between two passionate individuals has evolved into a collection of experts and innovators who share this passion for science and thermal technologies, as well as a dedication to making a positive impact on the world. Calogy Solutions now specialises in thermal management technology for electric transport.

For more information about the company, visit their website at



Operating since 2014 at the intersection of artificial intelligence, electrochemistry, signal processing, and high-power electronics, GBatteries has the first and only demonstrated technology that can ultra-fast charge lithium-ion batteries without compromising battery life or changing the battery's chemistry.

For more information about the company, visit their website at



Hydrogenics, a Cummins Inc. company, is the worldwide leader in designing, manufacturing, building and installing industrial and commercial Hydrogen generation, Hydrogen fuel cells and MW-scale energy storage solutions. With roots spanning 70 years, Hydrogenics, a Cummins Inc. company, has been providing new technologies and applications for industrial and commercial Hydrogen systems to meet the demands.

For more information about the company, visit their website at



For 150 years, Suez has been an expert in water and waste management. Operating on 5 continents, SUEZ harnesses all its desire for innovation to achieve a smart and sustainable management of resources throughout the world. The company works with its customers to restore and conserve the planet's fundamental elements that are water, air and soil.

For more information about the company, visit their website at

Designing Scientific Firgures

February 25, 2021

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The design of scientific figures is a key step that all researchers undertake as they present or publish their work, but one that they typically receive little training or education on how to do effectively. The Waterloo Electrochemical Society Student Chapter (WatECS) was delighted present a workshop on designing scientific figures, hosted by Felice Frankel. Felice is a science photographer and research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and an internationally recognized expert in scientific graphics, visualization, photography, and communication of scientific results to the public.

The workshop was divided into two sections, the first included Felice's presentation on the significance of scientific figures with examples of methods used to improve them. The second part was a workshop where participants who submitted figures were able to discuss their figures with Felice and attendants for ways to improve their figure. More details on Felice’s work can be found on her website

The first part of the event has been recorded and is available on our gallery page or by clicking the button below.

Scientific Presentation Skills

March 25, 2021

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Holding a master of science in electrical engineering and a master of fine arts in writing, Michael Alley is an associate professor of engineering communication at Penn State.  He is the author of The Craft of Scientific Presentations (Springer, 2013), which has been translated into Japanese and Chinese. Over the past decade, he has taught presentations to scientists and engineers on four continents, in sixteen countries, and at more than 150 institutions. He has presented at Google, MIT, Harvard Medical School, Texas Instruments, Simula Research Laboratory (Norway), Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and the European Space Organization in the high desert of Chile. Alley’s websites on presentations are top Google listings for the topics of “engineering presentations” and “scientific presentations”. More works from Michael Alley can be found on his website

The event has been recorded and is available on our gallery page or by clicking the button below.

COMSOL Multiphysics for Electrochemistry Workshop

June 17, 2021

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This workshop aimed to teach the basics of COMSOL, a general-purpose numerical method simulation software, and its application in electrochemistry-based problems, including modeling of mass transport, electrochemical reactions, current distributions, and electroanalytical techniques! The workshop also includeed a demo of the complete simulation process for an electrochemical system.

The recording of this event is unavailable.

IP & Commercialization 101

July 15, 2021

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This session covered the basics of Intellectual Property (IP) protection with a focus on patents. Details about the different types of IP protection available and some of the most common pitfalls to avoid were explained as well as the resources available to you at the University of Waterloo, including the Waterloo Commercialization Office (WatCo). It also covered how IP is used to commercialize technology through licensing or start-up creation. Included was a brief discussion on “Are You an Inventor?”, highlighting some key points for consideration as this issue has come up when there may be a misunderstanding between Faculty and Grad Students. Also included are some helpful tips for those interested in creating a Start-Up.

The recording for this event is unavailable.

Electrochemistry Techniques Series
Cyclic Voltammetry Workshop

November 11, 2021

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This workshop was presented by Dr. Rodney Smith, an assistant professor in the department of Chemistry at the University of Waterloo and a WatECS faculty advisor. His research focuses on the design, synthesis, and characterization of inorganic and solid-state materials for electrocatalysis. In this workshop, Dr. Smith covered the basic principles of cyclic voltammetry, with an emphasis on the practical aspects of the technique, such as sample preparation, data analysis, and applications.

The event has been recorded and is available on our gallery page or by clicking the button below.

Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy

November 24, 2021

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This workshop was presented by Dr. Aslan Kosakian, a postdoctoral fellow at the Energy Systems Design Laboratory at the University of Alberta, whose PhD work focused on numerical modeling of the transient transport processes in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs), including the development of an open-source platform to characterize PEMFCs through electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The workshop covered the basic principles of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, with an emphasis on the theoretical background and practical aspects of the technique related to EIS measurement and reporting, data analysis, and applications.

The event has been recorded and is available on our gallery page or by clicking the button below.

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