Advanced Ionics for Sustainable Energy Lab (AISEL)

Advanced Ionics for Sustainable Energy Laboratory (AISEL)

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Advanced automotive battery conference (AABC)-San Diego

AABC was founded more than twenty years ago to review the status of automotive battery technology and provide informed glimpses into the future. The program uncovers the underlying technical and business issues that will impact the pace and path of vehicle electrification worldwide. 

At this event, Prof Venkataraman Thangadurai gave a tutorial lecture on the development of state-of-the-art solid-state Li-ion and Na-ion electrolytes for all-solid-state batteries with emphasise on ionic conductivity and chemical and electrochemical stabilities.

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In the news

Dr Thangadurai, Western Canada Battery Consortium Founder and Director, Discusses Future Developments of Next-Generation Battery Technologies

Innovation News Network 

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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

UCalgary UToday

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2020 Parex Resources Innovation Fellows unveiled

UCalgary Utoday

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Congratulations to our Graduate Students who have been awarded with Scholarships

Amanda Ndubuisi awarded with the Eyes High International Doctoral Scholarship 2022

Established to attract and retain the best and brightest doctoral students from around the world in support of the University of Calgary’s Eyes High vision of becoming one of the top five research universities in Canada.

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Subhajit Sarkar awarded with Elizabeth Cannon Graduate Scholarship 2022

Recipients of this award demonstrate research-related entrepreneurial activities through entrepreneurial research, innovative approaches to complex problems, developing/operating a business or social enterprise or community building through innovation.

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Subhajit Sarkar and Amanda Ndubuisi awarded with Alberta Innovates Graduate Scholarship 2022

Alberta Innovates supports high calibre students undertaking full-time graduate studies in Emerging Technology Areas of scientific research important to Alberta.

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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 opportunities for open positions. 
  • Accepting applications for Postdoctoral studies, starting May / September 2023. For more information, please click here.

Last updated January 6, 2023