UW Energy Day 2019


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Meet and mingle with our researchers. Connect the dots and get energized by our talented young entrepreneurs and emerging leaders at the most innovative University in Canada. Join academic, industry & government experts who have come together to share insights & new ideas for our energy future!

Panel presentations, posters & discussions will focus on:

- Energy Services Delivery: Is there a changing of the guard?

- Nano-based Energy Innovations: Breakthroughs or Bust?

- Bioenergy Solutions: Can it shape the transition to a low carbon future?

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8:30am – 9:30am

Coffee and Networking, Innovation Showcase, Student Posters

9:30 am – 10:45 am




Panel 1 – Energy Services Delivery: Is there a changing of the guard?

Moderator: Jatin Nathwani, Founding Executive Director, Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy; Professor & Ontario Research Chair in Public Policy, University of Waterloo

  • (9:30am – 9:45am) Bissan Ghaddar, Assistant Professor, Management Sciences, Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario
  • (9:45am – 10:00am) Raymond Tracey, President and CEO, Essex Power Corporation
  • (10:00am – 10:15am) TBA
  • (10:15am – 10:30am) Brian Rivard, Adjunct Research Professor, Business, Economics and Public Policy, University of Western Ontario

Q&As (10:30am – 10:45am)

10:45am – 11:00am

Break, Innovation Showcase, Student Posters

11:00am – 12:15am

Panel 2 – Nano-based Energy Innovations: Breakthroughs or Bust?

  • (11:00am – 11:15am) Zhongwei Chen, Canada Research Chair in Advanced Materials for Clean Energy & Professor, Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo 
  • (11:15am – 11:30am) Daniel Shea, Co-Founder, 3E Nano Inc.
  • (11:30am – 11:45am) Andy (Xueliang) Sun, Canada Research Chair in Development of Nanomaterials for Clean Energy; Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada; Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering; Professor, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University of Western Ontario 
  • (11:45am – 12:00pm) Samaneh Shahgaldi, Senior MEA R&D and Process Scientist, Fuel Cell and Green Energy Lab, University of Waterloo

Q&As (12:00pm – 12:15pm)

12:15pm – 1:00pm 

Lunch, Innovation Showcase, Networking & Industry-Academic Collaboration, Student Posters

1:00pm – 1:30pm 

Luncheon Key Note Speaker 

Jatin Nathwani, Founding Executive Director, Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy; Professor & Ontario Research Chair in Public Policy, University of Waterloo

1:30pm – 2:45pm 

Panel 3 – Bioenergy Solutions: Can it shape the transition to a low carbon future?

Moderator: Catherine Burns, Executive Director, Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology , University of Waterloo

  • (1:30pm – 1:45pm) Rashmi Chandra, Postdoctoral Researcher, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • (1:45pm – 2:00pm) Trevor Charles, Professor, Biology, University of Waterloo
  • (2:00pm – 2:15pm) Tej Gidda, Vice President, GHD; Adjunct Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • (2:15pm – 2:30pm) TBA

Q&As (2:30pm – 2:45pm)a

2:45pm – 3:15pm

Closing Key Note Speaker 

Tammy Bellamy, Senior Project Engineer (Water Services), Regional Municipality of Waterloo

2:45pm – 3:30pm

Wrap-up and Closing Remarks

3:30pm – 4:30pm 

Reception, Innovation Showcase, Student Posters & Industry-Academic Collaboration


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