TEAM Laboratory

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 the Canada Research Chair in Thermofluids for 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 named a Helmholtz International Fellow (Germany), was awarded the U of T McLean Award, and was elected to the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Research Interests

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