Plenary Speaker

Professor Linda Nazar

University of Waterloo, Canada

Prof. Linda Nazar, FRS(C) received her B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, her Ph.D in Chemistry from the University of Toronto, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Exxon Research Labs in Annandale, N.J. She joined the faculty at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada where she is a Chemistry professor, Senior Canada Research Chair in Solid State Energy Materials and Distinguished Research Professor. Nazar is known for her research on electrochemical energy storage with topics that span Li-ion batteries and “beyond Li-ion”, and solid state ionics. She has co-authored over 250 publications garnering over 45,000 citations. She is on the Web of Science’s Highly Cited Research Lists from 2014-2019, and an Officer of the Order of Canada. Nazar is currently a member of the Joint Centre for Energy Storage Research (USA), and the BASF Academic Electrochemistry and Battery Network (Germany). She has spent sabbaticals at UCLA; the Jean Rouxel Institute of Materials and the CNRS in France; and she was a Moore Distinguished Scholar at the California Institute of Technology in 2010. She is the recipient of several international awards including the Battery Research Award from the Electrochemical Society, the August-Wilhem von Hofman Lectureship (Germany Chemical Society), the International Battery Association award and the International Automotive Lithium Battery award.

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