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C. Kuss Group - Laboratory for Electrochemically Functional Materials

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Christian Kuss, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Manitoba

Office: Parker 520E, Fort Garry Campus

Email: christian.kuss@umanitoba.ca
Telephone: (+1) 204-480-1823


Bachelor equivalent 2004-2007: Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Ph.D. 2009-2014: Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

Postdoctoral Fellow 2014-2015: McGill University, Canada

NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow 2016-2017: University of Oxford, UK

Assistant Professor since 2018: University of Manitoba, Canada


Research Interests:

Electrochemical energy storage has enabled the mobile technology revolution of the past decades. Now we need it to enable the transition to a carbon-neutral energy economy. Batteries are currently the most advanced technology for this purpose. Dr. Kuss is interested in the complex physical and chemical interactions of materials in batteries. His expertise lies in the synthesis and characterization of materials, especially in electrochemical applications. He has worked with leading academics in Canada, the US and the UK on energy storage and corrosion topics, and collaborated with industry partners, including General Motors, Johnson Matthey and Dyson.


Teaching:

CHEM1310 - Introduction to Physical Chemistry

CHEM3590 - Instrumental Analysis

Graduate Students

At Van (Jonas) Nguyen

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M.Sc. Student, first year.

Conducting Binder Synthesis and Characterization.

Mariam Odetallah

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M.Sc. Student, first year.

Electrochemical characterization of composite electrodes.

Undergraduate Students

Thu Trang Nguyen

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Summer student, Faculty of Science Summer Research Award recipient.

Composite solid state battery cathodes.

Mai Xuan Truc Pham

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Summer student, University Research Award recipient.

Reetul Patel

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Student Research Associate, 2nd year.

Li-ion and Na-ion intercalation material synthesis.

Arqum Shami

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Student Research Associate, 2nd year.

Conducting binder synthesis.