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Linda Nazar


Canada Research Chair in Solid State Materials, University of Waterloo



Professor Linda Nazar is a faculty member of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Waterloo, and is cross appointed to the Department of Electrical Engineering. Prof. Nazar, holder of a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Solid State Materials since 2004, has focused her research on developing new materials for energy storage and conversion for the past 15 years. She has published well over 160 papers, review articles and patents in the field.

Selected Publications

  • T. Song, H. Cheng, K. Town, H. Park, R.W. Black, S. Lee, W.I. Park, Y. Huang, J.A. Rogers, L.F. Nazar, U. Paik. Electrochemical Properties of Si-Ge Heterostructures as an Anode Material for Lithium Ion Batteries. Adv. Funct. Mater. 24(10), 1458-1464 (2014).
  • G. He, S. Evers, X. Liang, M. Cuisinier, A. Garsuch, and L.F. Nazar. Tailoring Porosity in Carbon Nanospheres for Lithium–Sulfur Battery Cathodes. ACS Nano, 7(12), 10920-10930 (2013).
  • H.W. Park, D.U. Lee, Y. Liua, J. Wua, L.F. Nazar and Z. Chen. Bi-Functional N-Doped CNT/Graphene Composite as Highly Active and Durable Electrocatalyst for Metal Air Battery Applications. J. Electrochem. Soc., 160, A2244-A2250 (2013).


PhD, Chemistry, University of Toronto
BSc, University of British Columbia

Research Currently in Progress

  • Design of nanomaterials for energy storage, conversion and delivery applications
  • Materials solid state chemistry and nanotechnology
  • Li-ion and lithium batteries; fuel cells; supercapacitors; hydrogen storage materials
  • Fundamental solid state chemistry & structure-property relationships
  • Mesoporous and nanoporous materials