TEAM Laboratory

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Director:
Prof. Aimy Bazylak, PhD, PEng
Canada Research Chair in Thermofluidics for Clean Energy
Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

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Overview

The Thermofluids for Energy and Advanced Materials (TEAM) Laboratory focuses on the study and utilization of microfluidic and nanofluidic transport phenomena to achieve unique material designs, operation strategies, and water management techniques for clean energy technologies. In particular, we investigate thermofluidic transport in the porous media of polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells, PEM electrolyzers, and microfluidic fuel cells to achieve improved performance and design, as well as in geologic formations for carbon sequestration for long-term stability evaluation.

Biography

Prof. Aimy Bazylak is a Professor in Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. She is the Tier II Canada Research Chair in Thermofluidics for Clean Energy and the Option Chair for the Engineering Science Energy Option. She has served as the Director of the University of Toronto Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) from 2015-2018. In 2008, she received the inaugural Bullitt Environmental Fellowship for leadership in the environmental field. She was awarded the I. W. Smith Award for Outstanding achievement in creative mechanical engineering within 10 years of graduation (2011) and the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation Early Researcher Award (2012). In 2014 she became a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, and in 2015 she became an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (Germany).

Research Interests

  • Polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells
  • PEM electrolyzers
  • Multiphase transport in porous media
  • Regenerative medicine