Awards & Experience

Work Experience

  • National Research Council Canada | Program Director | 2019 – Present
  • CMC Research Institutes | Member of the Board of Directors | 2019- Present
  • Creative Destruction Lab | Mentor, Matter Stream | 2020 – Present
  • Carbon XPRIZE | Co-founder & Finalist | 2016 – 2019
  • Toyota Research Institute | Research Scientist| 2018
  • IBM TJ Watson Research Institute |Research Scientist| 2016

Education

  • University of Toronto | PhD Materials Science & Engineering | 2015 – 2018
  • Stanford University | Visiting Scholar | 2018
  • University of California, Berkeley | Visiting Scholar, 2017
  • University of Ottawa | MSc Chemistry | 2013 – 2015
  • University of Windsor |BSc Chemistry | 2009 – 2013

Awards & Distinctions

  • Mission Innovation Champion – Canada | 2020
  • Forbes Best of Canada Top 30 Innovators | 2019
  • Forbes Top 30 Under 30 – Energy | 2019
  • GreenBiz Top 30 Under 30 | 2019
  • Governor General’s Gold Medal | 2019
  • Creative Destruction Lab Energy Venture – Energy Stream| 2018
  • Next36 Entrepreneur | 2018
  • NSERC Canada Graduate Scholar | 2016
  • Massey College Junior Fellow | 2016 – 2018
  • CIFAR Graduate Fellow | 2015 – 2018

Volunteer Experience

  • OECD | Advanced Materials Steering Committee | 2019 – present
  • Gordon Research Seminars | Co-Chair | 2020
  • Massey College | Junior Fellow, Various Committees | 2016 – 2018
  • Collaboratory on Energy Research & Policy | 2014 – 2015
  • Ottawa Bluesfest | 2013 – 2015
  • Epilepsy Canada | Charity Gala Organizer | 2015