Professor Linda Nazar received her B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, her Ph.D in Chemistry from the University of Toronto, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Exxon Research Labs in Annandale, N.J. She joined the faculty at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada where she is a Chemistry professor, Senior Canada Research Chair in Solid State Energy Materials and Distinguished Research Professor. Nazar is known for her research on electrochemical energy storage with topics that span Li-ion batteries and ’beyond Li-ion’, and solid state ionics. She has co-authored ~ 250 publications garnering over 49,000 citations (GS; h-index > 100). She is on the Web of Science’s Highly Cited Research Lists from 2014-2019, and an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Nazar is currently a member of the Joint Centre for Energy Storage Research (USA), and the BASF Academic Electrochemistry and Battery Network (Germany). She has spent sabbaticals at UCLA; the Jean Rouxel Institute of Materials and the CNRS in France; and she was a Moore Distinguished Scholar at the California Institute of Technology in 2010. She is the recipient of several international awards including the Battery Research Award from the Electrochemical Society, the August-Wilhem von Hofman Lectureship (Germany Chemical Society), the International Battery Association award and the International Automotive Lithium Battery award.