Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Hybrid Powertrain Program: Electric, Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Research

Dr. Igor Zhitomirsky

Professor

Short Biography

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Dr. Igor Zhitomirsky is a Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at McMaster University. He is the PI for an NSERC Strategic Grant on the development of electrochemical supercapacitor modules for application in hybrid and electric vehicles. In the last 5 years, Dr. Zhitomirsky was a PI and co-PI in five other NSERC Strategic Grants focused on the development of devices for energy generation and storage for automotive and other applications. His research on energy storage devices was supported by INCO and Tavrima Canada. He is a PI in several projects funded by NSERC and Materials and Manufacturing Ontario (EMK), focused on the development of electrochemical nanotechnology. He collaborates in the ORF-RE funded Green Auto Powertrain. Application areas of Dr. Zhitomirsky’s research include electrochemical supercapacitors for hybrid vehicles, lead acid batteries, solid oxide fuel cells, solar cells, and electronic devices. He has pioneered new methods in electrochemical nanotechnology and developed the scientific basis and advanced materials for electrophoretic nanotechnology.