Panelist on the Future of Hydrogen at the Energy Future Forum

Phil was a panelist for a Hydrogen Workshop hosted by the Energy Future Forum. Phil spoke about the role that national labs have in developing innovating technologies and supporting the scale up of hydrogen. The Energy Future Forum is a pan-Canadian and multi-year initiative that is working to address climate action and our energy futureContinue reading “Panelist on the Future of Hydrogen at the Energy Future Forum”

Pipelines and Turbines Podcast “Materials for Clean Fuels Challenge”

Phil was recently a guest on the podcast Pipelines and Turbines hosted by Jason Switzer, Leor Rotchild and Dan Zilnik. This podcast covers energy issues in Canada. Phil talks about a range of topics including why it’s so difficult to scale clean energy technologies, pathways to decarbonize hard to abate sectors in industry, and hisContinue reading “Pipelines and Turbines Podcast “Materials for Clean Fuels Challenge””

Corporate Knights Op-ed “If you want a diverse workforce, you need diverse leadership”

Phil recently published an opinion editorial article on Corporate Knights, a publication focused on promoting clean capitalism. As one of the world’s largest circulation (147K+) magazines focused on the intersection of business and sustainability, Corporate Knights is the most prominent brand in the clean capitalism media space. You can read the op-ed online here or below: IfContinue reading “Corporate Knights Op-ed “If you want a diverse workforce, you need diverse leadership””

“Self-Driving Labs for Materials Discovery” – Chemical Institute of Canada Virtual Talk

On Wednesday July 22nd, Phil gave a virtual talk to the Chemical Institute of Canada on “Self-Driving Labs for Materials Discovery”. Far from being the nemesis portrayed in science fiction scenarios, artificial intelligence should be the most efficient and productive lab technician any researcher could ever want. As director of the National Research Council’s MaterialsContinue reading ““Self-Driving Labs for Materials Discovery” – Chemical Institute of Canada Virtual Talk”

Keynote at Canadian Undergraduate Technology Conference (CUTC)

On Saturday July 18th, Phil gave a Keynote speech at the 20th annual Canadian Undergraduate Technology Conference (CUTC). For two decades, CUTC has brought together students from across the country – creators, designers, engineers, entrepreneurs, budding scientists and young visionaries – to connect on technology development. Phil virtually joined other technology development leaders and entrepreneursContinue reading “Keynote at Canadian Undergraduate Technology Conference (CUTC)”

2020/2021 Mission Innovation Champion – Canada

Phil was just named the 2020/2021 Mission Champion for Canada! Today he joined newly announced MI Champions from 21 other countries that represent 80% of the world’s clean energy R&D investment. Launched in 2015, Mission Innovation is a global initiative to accelerate public and private clean energy innovation to address climate change. The first cohort of Mission Innovation ChampionsContinue reading “2020/2021 Mission Innovation Champion – Canada”

2020/2021 Action Canada Fellowship

Phil was just named as 1 of 15 Action Canada Fellows for the 2020-2021 cohort. The Action Canada Fellowship is Canada’s top accelerator of policy leaders that aims to enhance emerging leaders’ understanding of the country and public policy choices for the future. This Fellowship year will be a bit different for the 15 newContinue reading “2020/2021 Action Canada Fellowship”

New paper published in Nature!

Phil was just published as a co-author on “Accelerated discovery of CO2 electrocatalysts using active machine learning” in Nature. This project was a collaboration with Carnegie Melon University and Phil’s PhD group at the University of Toronto where we used artificial intelligence to discover a new copper-aluminum catalyst for electrochemical CO2 conversion to ethylene. ThisContinue reading “New paper published in Nature!”

Mentor at Creative Destruction Lab – Matter Stream

Phil recently joined Creative Destruction Lab as a Mentor, helping early-stage cleantech entrepreneurs build successful startups. Phil is joining the Matter Stream, focused on bringing advanced materials to market. The Matter Stream at CDL-Toronto will provide technical and business guidance, as well as access to capital, to entrepreneurs working on discovering, developing or recycling advanced materials acrossContinue reading “Mentor at Creative Destruction Lab – Matter Stream”