Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with UQTR's Hydrogen Research Institute
Prof. Xianguo Li visit to UQTR Lab and Air Liquide at Bécancour
Minister of innovation, science and industry,
Mr. François-Philippe Champagne at UQTR
Cummins & Hydrogenics visit to our Lab
Rio-Tinto visit to our Lab
Green Light visit to our Lab
Ivette Vera-Perez, President and CEO,
Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association
Precision Resource, Inc. visit to our lab
SEGULA Technologies and UNIVERSITAT BAYREUTH visit to our lab
Visit to Pulsenics
INTLVAC visit to our lab
INRS visit to our Lab
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Welcome to Shahgaldi Research Group

As the leader of this group, I welcome you to visit our website, correspond with members of our group, and discuss your technical interests with us. Our laboratories are involved in research primarily focused on energy conversion and storage, valorization of biomaterials, and developing advanced materials for different applications.​We are committed to improving clean energy technologies and making them more affordable.

Thank you for visiting us.

All the best

Prof. Samaneh Shahgaldi​​​


Shahgaldi Research Group extensively engages in various renewable energy-based technologies for the future of green energy.

Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cell​

A proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell consists of a cathode, an anode, and an electrolyte membrane. Hydrogen is oxidized at the anode, and the oxygen is reduced at the cathode. Protons are transported from the anode to the cathode through the electrolyte membrane, and the electrons are carried over an external circuit load.

Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Water Electrolysis

A Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) water electrolyzer cell is an electrochemical device that uses an external electrical power source to split water into hydrogen and oxygen gases through electrolysis. The electric current passes through the water, causing the water molecules to split.

AEM-based Electrochemical Cells

An anion exchange membrane (AEM) water electrolyzer is an electrochemical device that uses anion exchange membranes to facilitate the splitting of water into hydrogen and oxygen gases. It is a type of electrolyzer that operates at room temperature and atmospheric pressure.

Lignin application in electrolyzers and fuel cells

Lignin is a complex organic polymer found in the cell walls of plants and is the second most abundant natural polymer on earth after cellulose. Lignin is a promising renewable feedstock for producing high-value chemicals and materials, including those used in electrolyzers and fuel cells. Lignin can be used in both of these devices as a renewable carbon source.

Energy Storage Systems

Lithium-ion batteries are rechargeable energy storage devices that are widely used in various applications, including portable electronics, electric vehicles, and renewable energy systems. These batteries consist of three main components: an anode (negative
electrode), a cathode (positive electrode), and an electrolyte.


Meet our experts

Prof. Samaneh Shahgaldi

Prof. Samaneh Shahgaldi

Dr . Aditya Singh​

Dr . Aditya Singh​

Dr. Salma Sleiman

Dr. Salma Sleiman

Dr. Shahid Zamaan

Dr. Shahid Zamaan