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Hydro-Qubec researcher wins electrochemistry award


Montreal, QC – Karim Zaghib, a scientist with Hydro-Québec’s research institute, IREQ, has won the Electrochemical Society’s 2013 Battery Division Technology Award. The award was presented at the society’s 224th meeting. The award recognizes an outstanding contribution to the development of leading-edge battery and fuel cell technology.

“I am honored to receive this award, which demonstrates my team’s top-quality work,” said Dr Zaghib, who is director, energy storage and conversion at Hydro-Québec’s research institute, IREQ. “Our research on the development of innovative, high-performance and safe battery materials will certainly contribute to transportation electrification.”

Dr Zaghib holds a doctorate in electrochemistry from the Université de Grenoble (France) and has worked at IREQ for nearly 20 years, where he is responsible for many projects involving lithium-ion technology for battery materials. A veteran researcher with a solid reputation in scientific circles, he has developed many business partnerships with universities and industrial corporations worldwide, particularly in the field of electrochemistry.

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