Effective February 18th, 2019, Phil will be taking on the role of Progam Director, Energy Materials Challenge Program at the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada.

This program will focus on the development of new materials that will be used in the production of clean and sustainable energy. Our goal is to support the development of affordable and cost‑competitive alternatives that will help Canada meet its greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.

As director, he will consult with partners and stakeholders on the Program approach, set the outcomes, and build and lead a multi-disciplinary, collaborative research team to develop novel materials to produce clean and sustainable energy over seven years with a budget of $21M.