Bazylak Group


Prof. Aimy Bazylak, PhD, PEng
Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Clean Energy
Helmholtz International Fellow
Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Professor (Cross-Appointment), Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering
Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
University of Toronto

Google Scholar: Aimy Bazylak


The Bazylak Group 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.


Prof. Aimy Bazylak is the Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Clean Energy and Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the U of T. In 2011, she was awarded the I.W. Smith Award from the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, and she received the Ontario Early Researcher Award in 2012. From 2015-2018, she served as the Director of the U of T Institute for Sustainable Energy. In 2015 she was named an Alexander Von Humboldt Fellow (Germany), and in 2019 she was named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. In 2020 she was awarded the U of T McLean Award and was elected to the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. In 2021, she served as the Vice-Dean Undergraduate (Interim), and in 2022, she served as the Director (Interim) of the Division of Engineering Science for the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. In 2022 she was elected as a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) for excellence in engineering and services to the profession and to society. In 2023, she is a Helmholtz International Fellow with the Helmholtz Association (Germany).

Research Interests

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