Ammonia Workshop

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8:30am - 9:00am

Registration and Coffee & Networking

9:00am - 9:15am

Opening remarks by Dr. Claudio A. Cañizares (Executive Director, Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy)

Welcoming speech by Dr. XiaoYu Wu (Organizer, Assistant Professor in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering)

9:15am - 9:45am

A review on ammonia’s use as clean fuels for shipping and aviation, and its environmental impacts

9:45am - 10:00am

Coffee break and more Q&A

10:00am - 10:45am

Panel 1: Hydrogen and power-to-ammonia

Design and analysis of power-to-ammonia, Dr. XiaoYu Wu, University of Waterloo, Canada

Analysis of power converter topologies for hydrogen electrolyzers, Dr. David Diaz Reigosa, University of Oviedo, Spain

Circular Ammonia-Hydrogen Enabled by Plasma, Dr. Sylvain Coulombe, McGill University, Canada

10:45am - 11:00am

Coffee break and more Q&A

11:00am - 11:45pm

Panel 2: Environmental issues

The GEMAC group overview, Dr. Vera Rodrigues, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Electrooxidation of urea and ammonia for wastewater treatment, Dr. Anna Klinkova, University of Waterloo, Canada 

The EMERGE & FONDA projects, Dr. Alexandra Monteiro, University of Aveiro, Portugal

11:45am - 12:00pm

Coffee break and more Q&A

12:00pm - 1:15pm


1:15pm – 2:00pm

Panel 3: Technology development

Adaptive approach for high-entropy alloy catalysts in ammonia decomposition, Dr. Conrard Giresse Tetsassi Feugmo, University of Waterloo, Canada

Ammonia as an Alternative Fuel for Diesel Engines – Potential Benefits and Technical Barriers, Dr. Hongsheng Guo, National Research Council, Canada

2:00pm – 2:15pm

Coffee break and more Q&A

2:15pm – 2:45pm

3-minute student presentations 

2:45pm – 3:15pm


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