September 2017 | Professor Gisele Azimi delivered an invited talk on Rare Earth Elements at the 17th Brazilian Mining Congress and EXPOSIBRAM 2017, on September 20, 2017. Furthermore, in partnership with the Brazilian Ministry of Mines & Energy, Professor Azimi, Mr. Eduardo Ayrosa Galvão Ribeiro, CEO, CBMM, and Mr. Marco Antônio Soares da Cunha Castello Branco, CEO,CODEMIG, were panelists on the Research, Development and Innovation for the Rare Earths Productive Chain. The panel was moderated by Mr. Vicente Lôbo, Secretary of Geology, Mining and Mineral Processing of Ministry of Mines & Energy of Brazil.
September 2017 | Laboratory for Strategic Materials partners with Tenova Goodfellow to transform steelmaking into a green environmentally sustainable industry. Professor Gisele Azimi has received $750,000 in funding from Tenova Goodfellow, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Collaborative Research and Development Grant and the Ontario Centres of Excellence Voucher for Innovation and Productivity II Grant. The funds will help support a four-year collaborative-research project with Tenova Goodfellow entitled “Transforming steelmaking into an environmentally sustainable industry: development of breakthrough extraction and refining technologies.” Read more on this on Chem Eng News.
September 2017 | Laboratory for Strategic Materials is partnering with Potent Group Inc. to develop and refine a novel aluminum-ion rechargeable battery technology that could enable sustainable generation and efficient utilization of electric energy. The state-of-the-art commercially available battery technologies are expensive and not safe, and there are concern regarding their future availability. Hence, it is imperative to develop a robust, safe, efficient, and cost-effective battery technology that relies on more earth abundant elements. This project leverages expertise, facilities, and funds from Potent Group Inc., knowledge based, pioneering technology-providing company, in a 2-year partnership with the Azimi Group at the University of Toronto. This project is highly beneficial for Canada, particularly Ontario, in terms of academic excellence, industrial competitive advantage, and highly qualified personnel, as it creates the opportunity for knowledge based economy and environmental impact as well as enhanced technical edge in green energy technologies and mobility (Greentech).
September 2017 | Professor Gisele Azimi partners with GreenMantra to develop innovative and environmentally sustainable extraction technologies.
September 2017 | Dr. Manu Malik has joined LSM as a post-doctoral research associate.
September 2017 | Ms. Sable Reid, Mr. Cheen Aik Ang, and Mr. Shayan Shahini have graduated with M.A.Sc. degrees. Congratulations to you all!
August 2017 | Professor Gisele Azimi has received SERC CRD funding in collaboration with Rio Tinto on the recovery of rare earth elements from bauxite residue.
August 2017 | Mr. John Anavati (M.A.Sc.), Ms. Jihye Kim (Ph.D.), and Mr. Kok Long Ng (Ph.D.) and Mr. Abhineet Sain (Ph.D.) have joined LSM.
June 2017 | Professor Gisele Azimi, as part of a successful NSER Strategic Network proposal on Additive Manufacturing has received funding from NSERC and Canada Foundation for Innovation. The University of Waterloo hosts the NSERC Holistic Innovation in Additive Manufacturing (HI-AM) Network, which brings together nineteen leading experts from seven universities across Canada. Find out more here.
Stay tuned for more exciting news!