🌎 Our Blue Planet is pleased to announce that NanoTerraTech has moved from a University Capstone project, to a standalone venture with two fulltime dedicated Graduate Researchers.
🌎 As an Industry Partner, Our Blue Planet has been invited to co-locate in the UBCO Cleantech Hub.
NanoTerraTech Advanced Materials Inc. – “NanoTerraTech”
NanoTerraTech carbon materials have been shown to be an extremely conductive, suitable for use in rechargeable batteries, energy storage devices, specialty materials and coatings. NanoTerraTech carbon materials are derived from 100% sustainable biomass waste from forestry and agricultural industries. By using a proprietary process in manufacturing, NanoTerraTech carbon materials demonstrate an excellent combination of properties, including high conductivity, mechanical strength, and flexibility. These characteristics find useful industrial applications in energy storage, elastomers and polymers.
The use of biomass and renewable energy to create carbon materials in the most sustainable way is the overall goal. Having zero petroleum based carbons in our materials will have a dramatic reduction in GHG emissions, and will deviate from current advanced materials that are derived from environmentally damaging extractive processes such as mining or from fossil fuel products.
University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus
The UBCO Research Team
Dr. Lukas Bichler – Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Supervising Professor: NanoTerraTech
Dr. Bichler received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering (specializing in Manufacturing, Materials and Solid Mechanics) from Ryerson University, Toronto. Upon graduation, he received NSERC-Postdoctoral fellowship, tenured at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto
Somi Doja – Graduate Researcher (2018 – Current)
Somi is a graduate research assistant pursuing her PhD degree in mechanical engineering at UBCO. Her expertise lies in the field of producing carbon by recycling waste materials, thereby promoting green environment. She has worked with international collaborators on developing novel carbon materials for a variety of applications like batteries, filters etc. She is looking forward to working with Our Blue Planet in NanoTerraTech to create a sustainable battery material that is an alternative to fossil fuels.
Mitchell Barrett – Graduate Research Assistant (2021 – Current)
Mitchell Barrett is a graduate research assistant currently pursuing his Master’s of Applied Science in mechanical engineering at UBC Okanagan. His interests are in material sciences, manufacturing processes, as well as CAD/CAM design. Mitchell has spent work terms with graduate students analyzing and characterizing high chromium steel alloys, as well as casting, analyzing, and characterizing graphene reinforced aluminum alloys. During his undergraduate degree, Mitchell worked on developing sustainable carbon nanostructures for his capstone project. Through his experience of working with carbon, Mitchell has realized the almost limitless amount of applications for carbon nanostructures and recognizes the significance of being able to create/extract carbon sustainably. He is looking forward to continuing his work with Our Blue Planet on NanoTerraTech in developing sustainable materials to reduce fossil fuel usage.
Daryus Ahmed – Research Assistant (2021 – Current)
Daryus Ahmed is fourth-year mechanical engineering / mechatronics student currently attending UBCO. His interests lie in the fields of material science, manufacturing, and sustainability . So far in his studies, he has worked as a supply chain engineer at PepsiCo, an undergraduate research awardee for Autonomous Vehicles and as a Teaching Assistant for Sustainability. Daryus chose engineering as it allows him to push the boundaries of research and technology further. He is super excited to work closely with Our Blue Planet on NanoTerraTech as the prospects of Carbon Black and Carbon Nanotubes pave the way for an exciting future for everyone. He hopes to leverage his past experiences in order to produce some great results.