|Dr. Xianguo Li
University of Waterloo
Xianguo Li is a Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Professor at the University of Waterloo. Professor Li's main research interests and activities are in the area of thermal fluid/science, including energy systems and energy storage, various energy conversion devices, propulsion and power generation systems, aerosol generation and applications, and transportation fuel cell and battery systems. These research projects involve thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, hydrodynamic stability, multiphase flow, heat and mass transfer, liquid atomization and sprays, combustion, power generation and propulsion systems.
Dr. Antimo Graziano
Bipolar Plate Composites and Gasket Seals Engineering Specialist, Cummins Inc.
Antimo currently works at Cummins-Hydrogenics in Mississauga, Ontario. His role is composites specialist and he focuses on raw material formulation and large scale manufacturing of Fuel Cell Bipolar Plates. With more than 5 years of hands-on experience in polymer composites, he has worked, both independently and in multi-disciplinary teams, on complex and high-pressure projects for researching and developing advanced polymer composites for transportation, energy, and military industrial sectors. Moreover, he has led, supervised, trained, and coached teams of engineers, researchers, and graduate students to facilitate their academic and industrial success, along with their professional development.
Antimo holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Naples, Italy, and a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Toronto. As a new PhD graduate, he worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at Carleton University, in Ottawa. Afterwards, he joined Ryerson University, in Toronto, for another post-doctoral research fellowship, before starting his career as a composites specialist at Cummins-Hydrogenics, where has been working for the past 1 year.
|Dr. Samaneh Shahgaldi
University of Waterloo
Dr. Samaneh Shahgaldi is an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair Tier II at the University of Quebec à Trois-Rivières and also adjunct associate professor at University of Waterloo. She also worked as a Senior Research Scientist at Cummins/ Hydrogenics dealing with different PEM Fuel Cell and PEM Water electrolyzer projects. She has made foundational contributions to research in synthesis of novel nanomaterials and engineer the surface properties for fuel cells and hydrogen storage applications. She is also directed several R&D projects in the development of next-generation membrane electrode assembly (MEA) and components, shaped catalysts, novel nanofibers and ionomers. She has published more than 45 scientific papers with the citation of 1226 and h index of 21.