CREATE ME2 Past Events

Energy Conversion and Storage Technologies

NSERC CREATE ME2 Materials for Electrochemical Energy Solutions

2018 Annual Meeting

August 30th, 2018

NSERC CREATE ME2 Annual Meeting. This meeting is the first Annual Meeting of CREATE ME2, and was held at the University of Calgary on August 30, 2018 from 09:00 – 15:00

The overall theme of the Meeting is “Energy Conversion and Storage Technologies”. The meeting was a platform to discuss the four technical themes of NSERC CREATE ME2:

  • Flow batteries for Grid Scale Energy Storage
  • Solid state batteries
  • Low temperature fuel cells
  • Fuel synthesis & CO2 conversion.

The morning session was devoted to presentations by the theme leads for each of these technologies. A networking and poster session was followed in parallel with lunch. In the afternoon, breakout groups focused on the challenges for commercialization of each of these technologies, and the training needs of researchers.

Environmental Sustainability and Life Cycle Analysis

August 22, 2018

The workshop included introductory presentations and discussion of sustainability and life cycle analysis (LCA) in the context of energy storage and conversion. The environmental impacts and trade-offs are typically uncharacterized until the technology is close to commercialization. This can lead to unintended negative economic and environmental consequences when a new technology is deployed.

The workshop particularly focused on an electrochemical energy conversion such as Materials for Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells (SOECs) pathway.

Transformative Talent Internship Session

July 18, 2018

The session offered an introductory to Transformative Talent Internship Program organized by the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Calgary. This Program benefit ONLY graduate students at the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta. Graduate students, are becoming an expert in their field.  Even before they complete your degree, they are developing marketable skills that are in demand by companies and industries around the world. To gain valuable experience working within their field or industry while completing their education with a Transformative Talent Internship. 

The session will review Transformative Talent Internship eligibility, the application process and available funding plus Q&A. Natalie Wilkinson-Houghton – Business Development Specialist Graduate Student Internships\Faculty of Graduate Studies, presented this session and explained how they could benefit from it. Natalie could also connect them with her sources from the industry and provide valid recommendations regarding their internship application.

Techno-Economics, Technology Transfer and Commercialization

Part 2: How to build a minimum viable product (MVP) & create a company

May 9, 2018

The workshop provided what constitutes a minimum viable product (MVP), the steps toward building a file-ready prototype, and the components involved in creating a company

Techno-Economics, Technology Transfer and Commercialization

Part 1: How to determine the commercial potential of inventions

April 25, 2018

The workshop focused on determining the commercial viability of inventions and ideas using the StrategyzerTM concepts. It also provided an overall view of the economic and regulatory environment of the energy industry.

Applications of 3D Confocal Raman Microscopy and Correlative Techniques Workshop

April 18, 2018

The workshop introduced applications of 3D confocal raman and correlative techniques, including AFM, SEM and SNOM. Also, it presented a new approach for high speed, high lateral and spectral resolution in raman imaging. A live instrument demonstration was provided.


'One Canada' Electrochemical Energy Storage Research: Redox Flow Batteries Workshop’ February 22, 2018

The workshop provided a forum for academic and industrial peers to exchange experiences, best practices, and ideas related to current emerging issues associated to this emerging energy storage technology. Also, shared knowledge of status, new directions, and challenges of redox flow battery (RFB) technology.