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Past Winner
2019 NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships

E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship

E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship

Department of Chemistry

University of Toronto

Dwight Seferos wants us to rethink our concept of batteries. The University of Toronto researcherís expertise in synthetic chemistry enables him to develop new materials from novel resources, like vitamins, so he can create power-storing plastics that are safer, environmentally friendly and less expensive to manufacture. Power devices can be directly integrated into structural components thanks to Seferosí innovations. This is allowing engineers to design technologies that are lighter, more compact and safer to operate. Most importantly, Seferosí plastics can be adapted for a variety of products, which makes them a perfect material for the next generation of solar cells, automotive parts and wearable technology.

Dwight Seferos
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