Go to content
News Releases

Nano One to Collaborate with Simon Fraser University

Share this article:

Vancouver B.C. March 9, 2016: Dr. Stephen Campbell, Principal Scientist at Nano One Materials, today announced a collaboration with Simon Fraser University that will advance the understanding of the physical and chemical characteristics of lithium ion batteries as they charge and discharge.

This project will help us characterize how battery materials change over time,” said Dr. Campbell.  “We will be in a better position to explain performance improvements in our cathode formulations and this will help us optimize process parameters and develop new materials.

The two-year collaboration with SFU will be supervised by Associate Professor Dr. Byron Gates and Dr. Campbell, with financial support from the Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

My team will be developing new analytical techniques to characterize lithium ion battery materials while they charge and discharge,” said Dr. Gates. “This will advance the field, not only in the battery space, but also for related technologies to improve our understanding of these materials and their performance. Nano One will be closely involved and will be able to utilize this knowledge and the newly developed techniques to guide their own developments of new materials for lithium ion batteries.

Dr. Gates has been serving as a key advisor to Nano One,” explained Dr. Campbell, “and I am proud to be taking our working relationship to a new level with this project.

Nano One Materials Corp.

Dan Blondal, CEO 

For information with respect to Nano One or the contents of this news release, please contact John Lando (President) at (604) 669-2701 or visit the website at www.nanoone.ca.

About Nano One

Nano One Materials Corp (“Nano One” or “the Company”) is developing patented technology for the low-cost production of high performance battery materials used in electric vehicles, energy storage and consumer electronics. The processing technology addresses fundamental supply chain constraints by enabling wider raw materials specifications for use in lithium ion batteries. The process can be configured for a range of different nanostructured materials and has the flexibility to shift with emerging and future battery market trends and a diverse range of other growth opportunities. The novel three-stage process uses equipment common to industry and Nano One is building a pilot plant to demonstrate high volume production. Nano One’s mission is to establish its patented technology as a leading platform for the global production of a new generation of nanostructured composite materials. For more information, please visit www.nanoone.ca

About Dr. Gates

Dr. Byron Gates is an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry, head of the Centre for Soft Materials, and was a Tier II Canada Research Chair for ten years. He currently serves to advise Nano One Materials Corp., a Canadian technology company working on scalable processes for high performance battery materials on new chemical processes. His own research efforts include developing new pathways to prepare nanomaterials, as well as performing analytical studies on the surface chemistries of nanostructured materials. Gates has also demonstrated new platforms to evaluate the efficiency of materials for clean energy technologies that are being used to guide further improvements in the design of these materials. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University with professor George Whitesides and received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of Washington with professor Younan Xia. http://www.sfu.ca/chemistry/gates/

About Mitacs

Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for 17 years. Working with 60 universities, thousands of companies, and both federal and provincial governments, Mitacs builds partnerships that support industrial and social innovation in Canada. Mitacs’ research internship program connects graduate students with industry and not-for-profit partners for collaborations supervised by faculty. Open to all disciplines and all industry sectors, projects can span a wide range of areas, including manufacturing, business processes, IT, design, and more.

Mitacs acknowledges the Government of Canada, along with Alberta Innovates, the Government of British Columbia, Research Manitoba, the Government of New Brunswick, the Research & Development Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Government of Nova Scotia, the Government of Prince Edward Island, the Government of Quebec, and the Government of Saskatchewan for their support. www.mitacs.ca

Certain information contained herein may constitute “forward-looking information” under Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the actual receipt of the grant monies, the execution of the Company’s plans which are contingent on the receipt of such monies and the commercialization of the Company’s technology and patents. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as ‘believe’, ‘expect’, ‘anticipate’, ‘plan’, ‘intend’, ‘continue’, ‘estimate’, ‘may’, ‘will’, ‘should’, ‘ongoing’, or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “will” occur. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management as of the date such statements are made and they are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, including: the completion of final documentation with SDTC and the receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals. Although management of the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements or forward-looking information that is incorporated by reference herein, except as required by applicable securities laws.



Related Posts

See All

Related Posts

See All