Mercedes-Benz Canada Graduate Fellowship in Fuel Cell Research

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Pictured: Professor Aimy Bazylak, JoAnne Caza, Director of Communications and Public Relations at Mercedes-Benz Canada, inaugural recipient Jongmin Lee

Through a generous donation from Mercedes-Benz Canada., the Institute for Sustainable Energy in
the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering is pleased to award this scholarship to a student
registered in either a Master of Applied Science (MASc) program or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
program in the Faculty.

In 2012 Mercedes-Benz Canada opened the world’s first automated automotive facility dedicated to the production and production technology development of fuel cell stacks. The 3,300 m2 facility is located in Burnaby, B.C. representing the leading role Mercedes-Benz, and its parent company Daimler, will play in the commercialization of fuel cell technology.

Purpose: This award is intended to fund research and training of world-class researchers and engineers in the field of fuel cell research.

Value: Every year, one student in the faculty is supported with $5,000
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Current Recipient (2015-16)

DSC_0307Congratulations to Michael G. George (MIE, supervisor Prof. Aimy Bazylak) for being named the 2015-16 recipient of the Mercedes-Benz Canada Graduate Fellowship for Fuel Cell Research.  Michael’s work looks at the characterization, manufacturing, and optimization of the microporous layer in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells.

Past Recipient (2014-15)

Congratulations to Olga Arevalo-Quintero (MIE, supervisor Prof. Olivera Kesler), the 2014-15 recipient of the Mercedes-Benz Canada Graduate Fellowship for Fuel Cell Research.   This award is intended to fund research and training of world-class researchers and engineers in the field of fuel cell research.

Past Recipient: Jongmin Lee (2013-14)

Jongmin Lee, the inaugural recipient of the Mercedes-Benz Canada Graduate Fellowship in Fuel Cell Research, was recognized for his outstanding achievements in PEM fuel design, modelling, and materials analysis in the Thermofluids for Energy and Advanced Materials (TEAM) Laboratory, run by Professor Aimy Bazylak.