(Energy Storage and Recovery Ontario - Ontario Research Fund-Research Excellence)
Field Trip to Walmart Distribution Centre
FCRC Director Jon Pharoah with the FCRC students and the Queen's Fuel Cell Team at the Walmart Distribution Centre in Cornwall posing in front of a fuel cell power system
Professor Mao's of Tsinghua University Visit to FCRC
Professor Mao presenting a plate showing the famous Second Gate at Tsinghua University to Brant Peppley and the FCRC group on his recent visit to the centre
Professor Mao with Scott Yam, Associate Dean of Queen's University
Brant Peppley of Queen's University and Jon Pharoah, Director of FCRC
Canadian Physics Tour at FCRC
FCRC MASc candidate Andrew French speaking with the students of the Canadian Physics Tour visiting Fuel Cell Research Centre
Ela Halliop of FCRC speaking with touring students
22 Nov 2014 FCRC students and the Queen's Fuel Cell Team boarded a bus to tour the Walmart Distribution Centre in Cornwall to observe Fuel Cell powered forklifts in operation
28 Oct 2014 Congratulations to Negar Manafi who successfully defended her thesis on 'Numerical Modeling of the Effect of Sulfur
Co-Supervisors: Peppley and Karan
30 Sept 2014 FCRC welcomed Professor Zhongqian Mao and his Post Doctor, Mr. Sijia Hao from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. They were here to tour the FCRC research centre and discuss potential future collaborations with Queen's University
25 Sept 2014 Congratulations to Trevor Wartman who successfully defended his thesis on 'Performance Investigation of a Pilot-Scale Integrated Anaerobic Digestion Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell System Calibrated to Experimental Stack Data'
Co-Supervisors: Peppley and Thurgood
June 2014 Congratulations to Rakesh Saini who successfully defended his thesis on 'Experimental Investigation of Electrokinetic Phenomena in Planar and Porous Substrates'
2 April 2014 Jon Pharoah, Director of Queen's-RMC Fuel Cell Research Centre was recently featured on TEDxQueensU. The title of his talk was "The Power of Zero"
1 April 2014 FCRC welcomes Mathias Scholz a visiting graduate student from TU Dresden, Germany.
He joins us to work on a mandatory research project. His research is concerned with the computation of flows around obstacles in microfluidic channels.
27 March 2014 Wolfgang Reitinger a visiting graduate student from TU Muenchen, returns back to Munich, Germany
While Wolfgang was here he worked on the interaction of zwitterionic surfactants on polymeric microfluidic substrates
Feb 2014 Dr. Antonio Bertei PhD
Congratulations to Antonio Bertei on defending his thesis
"Mathematical Modeling of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells" Antonio Bertei was a visiting scholar at FCRC in 2013.
1 Oct 2013 Sangeeta Shakrawar successfully defended her thesis on "Numerical Prediction of Effective Elastic Properties and Effective Thermal Expansion Coefficient for Porous YSZ Microstructures in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells"
30 Sept 2013 Robert Nishida successfully defended his thesis on "Computational Fluid Dynamics Modelling of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Stacks" Supervisor: Pharoah
2 Sept 2013 Dr. Devproshad Paul, PhD
Congratulations to Devproshad on defending his thesis "Structure and Properties of Sub-Micron Thin Nation Films"
Andrew Herring of Colorado School of Mines provided some challenging questions that Proshad responded to with aplomb.
1 July 2013 Dr. Jon Pharoah is the new Director of FCRC
Jon Pharoah has been officially appointed Director of FCRC. Jon was a founding member of FCRC and has been Associate Director and a member of the Advisory Council. We all look forward to the new vision for FCRC that Jon will bring as our new leader. The outgoing director, Brant Peppley, will be on sabbatical for the coming year.
18 June 2013 Dr. Brant Peppley and FCRC receive Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Academic Award of Excellence
Dr. Peppley and the Fuel Cell Research Centre were recognized for the contributions made in the area of catalysis and fuel cell electrode research. Participation by FCRC researchers in all three NSERC national strategic networks: SOFC Canada, H2Can and CaRPE FC was also cited.
6 May 2013 Barbra Brousseau Moves to a new position as Department Manager for Global Development Studies
The Fuel Cell Research Centre will greatly miss having Barbra taking care of the operations and the day to day life of the research centre. She has done an exceptionally excellent job of looking after everyone's employment needs and made sure that people got paid, had airplanes to get on and desks to sit in. Barbra has been an integral part of FCRC since its founding and looked after the logistics of doing research from even earlier during the era of CAMM (Centre of Automotive Materials and Manufacturing). We all wish her well in her new position in Global Development Studies.