Impact of ionomer content in the catalyst layer of proton exchange membrane fuel cell, performance, and durability

Date: November 17, 2021 12:00 pm (ET)


  • Samaneh Shahgaldi
    Université du Québec à Trois Rivières


Dr. Samaneh Shahgaldi is an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair Tier II at the University of Quebec à Trois-Rivières and also an adjunct associate professor at the University of Waterloo. She also worked as a Senior Research Scientist at Cummins/ Hydrogenics dealing with different PEM Fuel Cell and PEM Water electrolyzer projects.

Dr. Shahgaldi is an award-winning researcher with unique interdisciplinary expertise in nanomaterials, organic chemistry, and chemical engineering.

She has made foundational contributions to research in the synthesis of novel nanomaterials and engineering the surface properties for fuel cell, electrolyser and hydrogen storage applications. She is also directed several R&D projects in the development of next-generation membrane electrode assembly (MEA) and components for proton exchange membrane fuel cell and electrolyser, shaped catalysts for ORR, novel bio-based nanofibers, and ionomers. She has published more than 45 scientific papers with the citation of 1351 and h index of 22.