The Engineered Interfaces for Sustainable Energy (EISEn) Group, directed by Dr. Sami Khan, is based at Simon Fraser University in the School of Sustainable Energy Engineering in Vancouver, Canada. As the need to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and curbing greenhouse gas emissions grows, sustainable energy systems face obstacles towards conversion rates, selectivities to products of interest, and longevity and reliability in operation. We endeavour to address these challenges by studying fundamentals in surface and interfacial science, wettability, fluid mechanics, electrochemistry, reaction engineering, and catalysis and devising innovative solutions driven by creative interfacial engineering methods.
This image shows attractive patterns forming when a pH indicator is introduced into a CO2 electrolysis cell.
This image demonstrates what corrosion looks like on a 500 nm layer of iron coating a silicon substrate by dropping hydrochloric acid onto it. Almost immediately, the very thin layer of iron began to crack and corrode revealing the silicon beneath it (blue under this polarizing filter).
This vivid image shows steam condensing in a drop-wise way on a thin submicron film of cerium oxide which appears purple at this thickness.
Recent Group News
Dr. Khan was interviewed by Aaron Pete, host of Bigger Than Me Podcast. Check out the interview here!
Check out Dr. Khan's news story on SFU News.
The EISEn group has received a CMC Microsystems MNT Financial Assistance Award. Through this support, coatings will be developed using physical vapour deposition, and micro and nanotextures will developed, all at SFU's state-of-the-art 4D labs. Congrats!
Congrats to Dr. Khan for receiving the prestigious Action Canada fellowship for the 2021-2022 year! Read more here.