Phil recently attended the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Detroit, Michigan on October 26th to October 29th.
Phil was named to the 2019 Forbes Top 30 Under 30 -Energy list and nominated to the 2020 Forbes Top 30 Under 30 – Science list.
The 2019 Forbes Under 30 Summit is more an immersive experience than a static conference: a private music festival, A-list speakers, investor speed-pitching, industry-focused field trips, a legendary pub crawl, a world-famous food festival and a powerful day of community service.
Phil recently gave a talk at the Canadian Light Source on Oct 25th in Saskatoon on Energy Materials and opportunities for collaboration with the National Research Council.
The Canadian Light Source is Canada’s national synchrotron light source facility. The CLS has a third-generation 2.9 GeV storage ring, and the building occupies a footprint the size of a football field and is used for advanced x-ray spectroscopy studies.
Phil was just featured on Forbes’ Best of Canada Top 30 Innovators List. This list was recently published on Forbes and consists of entrepreneurs, innovators, and artists who are all under 30 making an impact in their fields.
Alongside this list with Phil are some lesser-known names such as Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Alessia Cara, and Tyler Seguin.
Phil was in Tokyo this week to attend the Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF) and the G20 Cleantech R&D Summit. Both events brought international stakeholders to discuss the latest in clean technology and sustainable finance.
Work from Phil’s PhD was also nominated in ICEF’s Top 10 Innovations of 2019.
Phil was recently published in The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (SDUK) – a serial broadsheet publication produced by the Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto Mississauga, as part of The Work of Wind: Air, Land, Sea, a site-specific exhibition, public program, and publication series designed to expand perspectives on climate change through artistic practices, cultural inquiry, and political mobilization.
The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is excited to announce the Materials for Clean Fuels Challenge program, a 7-year collaborative research program that will develop technology to decarbonize Canada’s oil and gas and petrochemical sectors. It brings together Canada’s national labs at the NRC with academic and small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) collaborators.
The program seeks
to develop high-risk, high-reward technologies at a low technology readiness
level (1-5) towards prototype and demonstration. There is a strong emphasis on
catalyst and membranes materials (and associated devices) for artificial
photosynthesis and renewable fuels/chemical feedstock production.
The program focuses
primarily on three themes:
is currently building new capabilities on “automated materials discovery
platforms”, combining AI and robotics to accelerate the pace of materials
The Materials for Clean Fuels Challenge program invites research
performers to express their interest in collaborating with the NRC on this
program at the following link by October 7th, 2019.
On August 15th Phil participated in a Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) Workshop – Hydrogen Opportunity Across the Canadian Economy.
Phil contributed to discussions with leading industry, academic, and government experts to help NRCan plan for a broad Canadian strategy on hydrogen.
Hydrogen has the potential to be one of the clean fuels of tomorrow and many of the world’s leading economies are researching heavily in this space. Hydrogen is also one of the main thrusts in the Materials for Clean Fuels (MCF) Challenge Program, the 7-year $57M collaborative research program that Phil is leading.