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.

Our interdisciplinary group is growing! Click here to learn about opportunities and our research.

Canada's Minister of International Development visits the EISEn lab!
Canada's Minister of International Development visits the EISEn lab!

Honorable Minister Harjit S. Sajjan visited the EISEn lab in April!

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Probing CO2 Concentration with Colour Indicators
Probing CO2 Concentration with Colour Indicators

This image shows attractive patterns forming when a pH indicator is introduced into a CO2 electrolysis cell.

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Dropwise Condensation on Ceria
Dropwise Condensation on Ceria

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.

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Canada's Minister of International Development visits the EISEn lab!
Canada's Minister of International Development visits the EISEn lab!

Honorable Minister Harjit S. Sajjan visited the EISEn lab in April!

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Recent Group News

 

June 2022:

  • Dr. Khan received the 2022 NSERC Discovery Grant from the Government of Canada. Check out the news release here.

  • Gahee attended a research workshop organized by NTNU in Trondheim, Norway and presented her Masters research. Well done Gahee!

May 2022:

April 2022:

  • Honorable Minister Harjit S. Sajjan visited the EISEn lab at SFU Surrey. Thank you for the thoughtful note you wrote in our lab, Minister Sajjan!

  • Ishaan finished first place in the annual student poster competition at the AMPP NACW Conference in Edmonton for his research on protective self-assembling monolayer coatings. Read more here. Well done Ishaan!

March 2022:

  • Dr. Khan was honoured as an Action Canada fellow at a ceremony in Ottawa. Read Dr. Khan's final Action Canada report here which he co-authored with five other Action Canada fellows!

January 2022:

  • Dr. Khan was interviewed by Aaron Pete, host of Bigger Than Me Podcast. Check out the interview here!

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