Advanced Ionics for Sustainable Energy Lab (AISEL)

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The 2021 winner of the Award for Research Excellence in Materials Chemistry is Dr. Venkataraman Thangadurai of the University of Calgary

Chemical Institute of Canada

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Venkataraman Thangadurai is sole Canadian inducted into 2020 Class of Fellows by The Electrochemical Society

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Celebrating the 2020 class of Fellows of the Electrochemical Society

The Electrochemical Society

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2020 Parex Resources Innovation Fellows unveiled

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Peak Scholars in Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Knowledge Engagement 2019

UCalgary Research

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Fellow of International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM)

International Association of Advanced Materials

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Research Interests

The Advanced Ionics for Sustainable Energy Lab (AISEL) works in the area of advanced  all-solid-state batteries, solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), and gas sensors. Some of the current research projects include:

  • CO2 and humidity stable solid-state ceramic proton conductors, fast oxide ion electrolytes and mixed ionic-electronic conductors (MIECs) for advanced solid oxide fuel cells
  • Ceramic Li-ion conducting membranes based on the Li-stuffed garnet to replace the state-of-the-art electrolyte system. Ceramic membranes can provide benefits such as battery safety and high voltage for next generation high energy density all-solid-state batteries 
  • Electrocatalysts for improving the electrode kinetics of Lithium-sulfur batteries, CO2 reduction and ammonia synthesis.
  • Novel ceramic materials for sensing various gases such as CO2, SOx, NOx, H2 and humidity
Energy storage and conversion

Credit: Suresh Mulmi


  • Thangadurai Group ensures that all individuals are given equal opportunity for open positions, however, we are currently not accepting applications for graduate studies.

Last updated May 27, 2021