CPE is excited to introduce our graduate student & PDF advisory committee! This team is helping to shape the programming and focus of the Climate Positive initiative. Are you a UTM student and interested in joining? Send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Guillermo Lozano Onrubia
“I am a PhD student in the Department of Chemistry working under the supervision of Prof. Gilbert Walker. My goal is to develop in our laboratory a new microscopy technique, with which to analyze the properties of perovskites and other materials used in solar cells. I am passionate about tackling climate change: both from a scientific perspective, but also from a social standpoint.”
Mengqing Kan is a PhD student at the Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering. She is interested in evaluating the best CCU pathway for reducing GHG emissions and maximizing economic returns in different periods of time.
“As a PhD candidate in the Clean Energy Lab at UTSC, I am interested in using clean energy technologies to mitigate climate change. My research focuses on carbon dioxide electrocatalysis and environmental friendly fertilizer synthesis.”
Aaron Belman Martinez
“I am a Renewable Energy Engineer pursuing a Master’s of Applied Science Degree at the Civil Engineering Department. My current research is focused on electric vehicles and their intersection with sustainability, energy economics, and policy-making. I believe that, by pursuing interdisciplinary research, truly innovative and disruptive progress can be achieved for a sustainable future.”
Jose Martini Costa
Jose Martini Costa is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. Holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a Master’s in International Relations from the University of Nottingham, UK. Research interests include environmental governance, renewable energy, energy transformation, and fossil fuels transition. Jose has published on extractivist industries in the Global South and on the institutional development of biofuels in Brazil.
Chaeyoung (Tina) Ham
Tina is currently pursuing her MASc in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering related to optimizing the performance and efficiency of water electrolyzers for clean hydrogen production. On the advisory committee, she is thrilled to bring in creative initiatives and partnerships to create an informed, engaged, and connected student network and help grow the presence of CPE’s vision and goals within the campus community.
Hugo Cordeau is a PhD student in Economics at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on improving the social acceptability of climate policies. In the past, he conducted research on the impact of climate change on wind power in Canada, as well as on the measures explaining the adoption of electric vehicles in Quebec.
Hugo is the recipient of the Lieutenant-Governor’s medal, and during his time at Université de Montréal, had been recognized by the Marguerite-Bourgeoys Community and Social Involvement Scholarship. Hugo has contributed to several opinion letters on environmental action, and has been consulted by many political parties during the policy-making process.