Committee Members 2018-2019

Behzad Fuladpanjeh-Hojaghan

President

Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Behzad is a PhD student in Chemical and petroleum engineering department under supervison of Dr. Edward (Ted) Roberts and Dr. Milana Trifkovic. His research focuses on Electrocoagulalation for treatment of produced water.
 

Annie Hoang

Vice-President

Department of Chemistry This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Annie is a master’s student working under the supervision of Prof. Viola Birss. Her research focuses on Ru@Pt core@shell nanoparticles as a catalyst for ethanol oxidation in direct alcohol fuel cells.

Yalda Zamani Keteklahijani

Secretary

Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Yalda is a graduate student in chemical and petroleum engineering department, working under the supervision of Prof. Uttandaraman Sundararaj. Her research focuses on electrochemical biosensors based on conductive fillers/polymer nanocomposites for detection of neurotransmitter dopamine molecules.
 

Katelynn Daly

Treasurer

Department of Chemistry

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
 

Marwa Atwa

Membership Coordinator

Department of Chemistry

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Tianpei Shu

Member at Large

Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I am a MSc student in the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering department under the supervision of Dr. Edward Roberts. My research is focused on the use of electrocoagulation for the treatment of oil-sands produced water.
 

Umer Farooq

Member at Large

Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Farbod Sharif

Member at Large

Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Farbod Sharif is student in the chemical and petroleum engineering department working under the supervision of Prof. Edward Roberts. He received his M.Sc in Chemical Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology. His main research interest is developing new nanomaterials and investigating their application in water treatment. recently Farbod has developed novel graphebe based materials to be applied in adsorption and electrochemical regeneration for the removal and oxidation of organic contaminants from wastewater.

Luis Daniel Virla Alvarado

Member at Large

Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Luis is a PhD Candidate in the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering department under the supervision of Dr. Josephine Hill. His research is focused on the use of waste materials for the developing of low-cost catalysts useful for transforming CO2 into fuels. In addition, Luis collaborates as a research fellow with the University of Sussex undertaking research on climate change in the Canadian energy sector (TRANSrisk - Canada case study).

Prof. Viola Birss

Faculty Advisor

Professor of Chemistry

Tier 1 CRC (Fuel Cells and Related Clean Energy Systems)

Director, CAESR-Tech

(Calgary Advanced Energy Storage and Converion Research Technologies)

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Viola Birss is a world leader in the area of electrochemistry at surfaces and interfaces and in nanomaterials development for a wide range of clean energy applications. Dr. Birss is a Professor of Chemistry and has been a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Fuel Cells and Related Energy Systems at the University of Calgary since 2004. Birss was a co-founder and leader of the Western Canada Fuel Cell Initiative and the pan-Canadian Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Canada (SOFCC) Research Network, and is currently the Scientific Director of CAESR-Tech (Calgary Advanced Energy Storage and Conversion Research Technology group) at the University of Calgary, a cluster composed of ca. 20 research groups (over 80 members) in science and engineering.

Dr. Birss has been the recipient of numerous prestigious scientific awards and honors and is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the Electrochemical Society. She has also been a keynote and plenary speaker at many conferences and is the author of over 250 refereed scientific publications. She is also the leader of a research group of ca. 20 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows and is involved in scientific collaborations with many national and international groups, as well as with numerous industry partners.

     

 

 

 
 

Social Media