Keryn Lian


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Recent Research Projects

Advanced Solid Flexible Energy Storage Materials and Devices

2016/17-2019/20 • $172,000 • PI
A solid electrochemical energy storage (SEES) device stores and deliver energy in the solid-state, providing a safe, clean, and effective means to power next generation consumer and automotive electronics. Many SEES devices must be light-weight, thin, and flexible with various form-factors,...

Advanced Solid Flexible Energy Storage Materials and Devices

2016/17-2018/19 • $120,000 • PI
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Advanced graphene fiber based wearable supercapacitor

2015/16-2017/18 • $450,000 • PI,CO
Wearable electronics are an exciting new area of technological innovation that allows us to interface portable devices with our bodies, with the soon to be launched Apple watch exemplifying this emerging field. With practical implications in health monitoring, portable displays/sensors and...

A Novel Additive Manufacturing Platform for Smart and Multi-Functional Materials

2017/18 • $138,000 • PI,CO
This equipment proposal is intended to support the research program Additive Manufacturing for Multi-Functional Composites within the Toronto Institute for Advanced Manufacturing (TIAM). The equipment requested in this grant application is a customized experimental research-level additive...

NSERC CREATE Program in Distributed Generation for Remote Communities (DGRC)

2011/12-2016/17 • $1,650,000 • PI,CO
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Advanced electrochemical capacitors with engineered pseudocapacitive electrodes and novel polymer electrolytes

2011/12-2015/16 • $150,000 • PI
An electrochemical Capacitor (EC), also known as supercapacitor or ultracapacitor, is an electrochemical energy storage system with important applications in renewable energies. Possessing higher power density, faster charge/discharge rate, and longer cycle life than conventional batteries and...

3D PROFILOMETER FOR INVESTIGATION OF MICRO AND NANOFEATURES OF ADVANCED MATERIALS

2014/15 • $135,036 • PI,CO
We are making the case for a universal 3D visualization system for new advanced materials development. The equipment requested in this grant application is a multifunctional digital microscope (Keyence VHX-2000 digital microscope) with 3D profile measurement capabilities to be used in...

Hybrid energy power system

2010/11-2012/13 • $105,899 • PI,CO
The aerospace industry has specialized needs that make it unique amongst industries. The equipment installed on aircraft should be highly reliable and the mass should be minimized so as to reduce the fuel consumption and the carbon footprint. Cost issues are important however safety comes first....

Investigation on Interfacial Interactions in Polymer Blends and Composites by Complimentary ATR-FTIR-AFM Imaging System

2012/13 • $26,187 • PI,CO
The grant application entitled, "Investigation on Interfacial Interactions in Polymer Blends and Composites by Complimentary ATR-FTIR-AFM Imaging System" is requesting fund to obtain an attenuated total reflection-Fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR) imaging system - ALPHA FT-IR Spectrometer....

Corrosion evaluation of laser processed Ni-Ti shape memory alloys

2012/13 • $24,115 • PI
The unique shape memory effect (SME) and pseudoelastic (PE) properties of shape memory alloys (SMAs) find increasing applications in biomedical devices including, orthodontic arch wire and cardiovascular stents. Smarter Alloys Inc. has developed a novel process, known as the multi-memory...

Electrochemical converter

2010/11-2011/12 • $73,176 • PI,CO
A growing proportion of our energy may well be derived from renewable sources such as wind, solar, wave, water vortices and tides as concerns about global warming and energy sustainability increase. These sources produce energy intermittently or unpredictably. The solution is to develop battery...

Thermal analysis equipment

2010/11 • $148,725 • PI,CO
This application is for a thermal analysis system consisting of a Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA/DTA), a Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) and a Mass Spectrometer (MS) detector.The thermal analysis equipment requested will replace and upgrade a now no-longer operable TGA/DSC apparatus...

Material systems for high power electrochemical energy storage

2010/11 • $30,700 • PI
The ultracapacitor is a unique electrochemical energy storage system for high power applications from pulse communication to hand-held tools to electrical and hybrid vehicles. Possessing higher power density, a faster charge/discharge rate, and longer cycle life than conventional batteries or...

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