A Research Center on Nanomaterials and Energy
|Strategic Research Chair for Pr. Bélanger|
|Tuesday 15 December 2015|
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|Started ion fall 2013, the strategic research chairs program aimed at supporting the development of research and creation at UQAM, especially in so-called emerging areas, sectoral or innovative. Chairs are awarded to a single holder, on competitive basis, using the following criteria: innovative potential of the proposed work and internal and external collaborations, scientific benefits, social and cultural, as well as integration and mentoring students.|
Professor Daniel Bélanger, from UQAM Chemistry Department, member of NanoQAM, is the holder of the new Materials Research Chair in energy technologies. The field of materials science, where UQAM is a leader in Quebec, is booming globally. The chair will focus mainly on electricity storage (batteries, electrochemical supercapacitors) and the development of photovoltaic cells - which convert solar energy into electricity - and fuel cells - which convert chemical energy electricity without CO2 emissions. The work of Daniel Bélanger will be conducted in collaboration with academic and industrial researchers as well as several foreign laboratories.
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