Industrial Research Chair for Colleges

  • Shahram Karimi joined Lambton College in 2006 as the coordinator and professor of the Alternative Energy Engineering Technology and is currently a professor in the School of Technology, Energy & Apprenticeship. In 2013, he was awarded an NSERC Industrial Research Chair for Colleges (IRCC) to work on development of novel nano-engineered materials for energy conversion and storage, where he is currently collaborating with a number of local and regional energy companies on synthesis, fabrication, optimization and commercialization of a wide range of nano-engineered materials for different applications and markets.

    Dr. Karimi and his research team’s interests are in electrochemical power sources, novel material development for energy conversion and storage, and green processes to create sustainable energy pathways. A major focus of their research has been the development and optimization of nanostructured materials for use in energy conversion and storage devices, including fuel cells, rechargeable batteries, and photo-reactors with emphasis on electro-synthesis, electro-catalysis and doped titania and carbon nanotubes. Recently, their research has expanded to include material development and modeling of lithium-ion and nickel-metal hydride batteries, electrochemical wastewater treatment utilizing doped titania nanotubes, development and optimization of redox flow batteries, and development of fast, cost-effective, and reliable accelerated corrosion testing techniques for a wide range of industrial protective coatings.

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