Meet our Connaught Scholars

Physical Sciences Representative

Prof. Aimy Bazylak is the Canada Research Chair in Thermofluids for Clean Energy and Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the U of T. Her research is focused on advancing fuel cells, electrolyzers and batteries for clean power and energy storage in the absence of greenhouse gas emissions. She uses modelling and real-time imaging to design new materials for high efficiency and high-performance electrochemical energy conversion, and she has published 114 journal papers in her field. In 2011, she was awarded the I.W. Smith Award from the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, and she received the Ontario Early Researcher Award in 2012. From 2015-2018, she served as the Director of the U of T Institute for Sustainable Energy. In 2015 she was named an Alexander Von Humboldt Fellow (Germany), and in 2019 she was named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. In 2020, she was named a Helmholtz International Fellow (Germany), was awarded the U of T McLean Award, and was elected to the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.