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The Collaborative Centres on Energy and its Transition (C2ET), an initiative of Concordia University, brings together world-class researchers, facilities and industry partners to enable the electrification of society for a more sustainable future.

About us

Our mission

To develop integrated energy systems with electrochemical devices and hydrogen until they are brought to market.

Our vision

To become the industry benchmark in the design and industrialization of renewable energy systems.

Our axes of focus

The two complementary centres of this research and training network—C2 ET-Research and C2 ET-Innovation—collaborate closely to transform the local economy and workforce by focusing on the following five axes:

  • Next-generation of batteries beyond lithium-ion
  • Hydrogen storage and production
  • Integration with energy systems
  • Industrialization, technology transfer and marketing
  • Socio-economic analysis, dissemination of knowledge and entrepreneurship

Get in touch

For more information please contact:

Karim Zaghib
Professor, HDR, FECS, FCAE, FRSC
Office: S-EV 3.157
Phone: 514-848-2424, ext. 7017

Xia Li
Associate Director
Assistant Professor, Research Chair-New Scholar
Office: L-HU 210-00
514-848-2424, ext. 3078

Internal members

  • Assistant Professor, Chemical and Materials Engineering
    All-solid-state batteries, Li-ion batteries, Na-ion batteries, Supercapacitors, Electrolytes, Interfaces, Thin films, Synchrotron, Advanced characterizations, Nanomaterials
  • Professor and Chair, Chemical and Materials Engineering
    Kinetics and Catalysis, Transport Phenomena, Advanced Oxidation, Chemical Thermodynamics, Solubility, Modeling
  • Assistant Professor, Chemical and Materials Engineering
    Flow batteries, Fuel cells, Electrosynthesis, Electrochemical sensors, Electrochemistry fundamentals
  • Associate Professor, Chemical and Materials Engineering
    environmental catalysis, sustainable processes, green fuel production, heterogeneous catalysis
  • Assistant Professor, Chemical and Materials Engineering
    Industrial symbiosis, circular economy, energy, optimization, energy systems, process systems engineering, process integration, energy efficiency, industry, life-cycle thinking, life-cycle assessment
  • Assistant Professor, Chemical and Materials Engineering
    • Modelling and simulation of processes • Techno-economic optimization and Life cycle assessment • CO2 capture and utilization • Bioenergy • Waste valorization
  • Assistant Professor, Chemical and Materials Engineering
    Nanomaterials, photocatalysis, CO2 conversion, H2 generation, renewable fuels
  • Professor, Chemical and Materials Engineering
    - Hydrogen Research - Hydrogen Storage - Hydrogen Economics - Hydrogen Embrittlement - Nanomaterials - Materials Characterization - Microscopy
  • Professor, Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering
    Professor, Chemical and Materials Engineering
    Head of EGE group, Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering
    Non traditional manufacturing processes, glass micro-machining, electrochemical discharges, micro-systems , nano-particles, gas evolving electrodes, stochastic process modelling, multi-physics modelling, nanostructured electro-catalysts, hydrogen production, fuel-cells.

External members

Christina Amon
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Alumni Distinguished Professor in Bioengineering
Dean Emerita, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering (2006-2019)
University of Toronto

Michel Armand
Scientific Advisor
CIC energiGUNE

Nancy Déziel
Executive Director
National Center in Environmental technology and Electrochemistry

Saeid Habibi
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
McMaster University

Narayan Kar
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Tier I Canada Research Chair in Electrified Vehicles
University of Windsor

Mohini Sain
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Director, Centre for Biocomposites and Biomaterials Processing
Ford PERDC Chair in Sustainable Materials
University of Toronto

Jimi Tjong
Adjunct Professor, Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering
University of Windsor


Industry Partners

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