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Linda F. Nazar is a professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Waterloo, where her research focuses on the development of materials and storage devices for electrochemical energy.[1] She holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Solid State Energy Materials.[2]

Linda F. Nazar
Alma materUniversity of Toronto
Scientific career
FieldsInorganic materials chemistry, solid state chemistry, electrochemistry
InstitutionsUniversity of Waterloo

Research Career[edit]

Nazar completed a BSc in Chemistry at the University of British Columbia in 1978 and a PhD in Chemistry at the University of Toronto in 1984.

Nazar researches the design of electrochemical energy storage devices. Her lab has developed a low-cost zinc-ion battery that generates electricity through intercalation.[3] In the past, Nazar's lab have developed a solution to the long-standing problem of incorporating sulphur into rechargeable lithium batteries to extend battery life.[4]

Nazar has been cited over 40,000 times and has an h-index of 96.[5] She is member of the editorial board at the Energy & Environmental Science academic journal.[6]

Nazar currently holds the position of university professor at the University of Waterloo in recognition of her achievements.[1]

Honours and awards[edit]

Nazar was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2011.[7]

In May 2015, Nazar was awarded the Order of Canada as an Officer, for her contributions as a materials chemist who was developed advanced battery systems for clean energy storage.[8][9][10]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Huang, H.; Yin, S.C.; Nazar, L.F. (Oct 2001) "Approaching theoretical capacity of LiFePO4 at room temperature at high rates." Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters. 4 (10): A170-172.
  • Li, Xiulei; Kyu Tae, Lee; Nazar, Linda F. (May 2009). "A highly ordered nanostructured carbon–sulphur cathode for lithium–sulphur batteries". Nature Materials. 8 (6): 500–506. doi:10.1038/nmat2460. PMID 19448613.
  • Xia, C.; Kwok, C. Y.; Nazar, L. F. (August 2018). "A high-energy-density lithium-oxygen battery based on a reversible four-electron conversion to lithium oxide". Science. 361 (6404): 777–781. Bibcode:2018Sci...361..777X. doi:10.1126/science.aas9343. PMID 30139868.


  1. ^ a b "Linda Nazar". Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology. 2012-05-10. Retrieved 2019-02-09.
  2. ^ Government of Canada, Industry Canada (2012-11-29). "Canada Research Chairs". www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca. Retrieved 2019-02-09.
  3. ^ Nazar, Linda F.; Vajargah, Shahrzad Hosseini; Duffort, Victor; Adams, Brian D.; Kundu, Dipan (October 2016). "A high-capacity and long-life aqueous rechargeable zinc battery using a metal oxide intercalation cathode". Nature Energy. 1 (10): 16119. Bibcode:2016NatEn...116119K. doi:10.1038/nenergy.2016.119. ISSN 2058-7546.
  4. ^ May 18, CBC News · Posted; May 18, 2009 1:12 PM ET | Last Updated; 2009. "Canadian scientists create powerful new lithium battery material | CBC News". CBC. Retrieved 2019-03-07.
  5. ^ "Linda F. Nazar - Google Scholar Citations". scholar.google.ca. Retrieved 2019-03-07.
  6. ^ Chemistry, Royal Society of (2015-05-22). "Energy & Environmental Science". www.rsc.org. Retrieved 2019-03-07.
  7. ^ "Fellows | The Royal Society of Canada". rsc-src.ca. Retrieved 2019-02-09.
  8. ^ General, Office of the Secretary to the Governor. "Dr. Linda F. Nazar, O.C." The Governor General of Canada. Retrieved 2019-02-09.
  9. ^ "Waterloo pair receive Order of Canada honours". TheRecord.com. 2016-02-12. Retrieved 2019-03-07.
  10. ^ "Order of Canada honours BlackBerry pioneer, local researchers". TheRecord.com. 2015-07-02. Retrieved 2019-03-07.