University of Waterloo, Canada
Professor Nazar was educated at UBC and the University of Toronto where she received her Ph.D. degree in materials chemistry. She moved to Exxon Corporate Research to take up a Postdoctoral Fellowship. In 1987 she joined the Chemistry Department at the University of Waterloo, where she initiated her independent academic career. She was promoted to full professor in 2000 and established the Laboratory for Electrochemical Energy Materials. She has been an invited professor at the IMN/Université de Nantes, the Materials Science department in UCLA, the CNRS in Grenoble, France; and at Caltech as a Moore Distinguished Scholar (Dept of Materials Science) in 2010.
Dr. Nazar has achieved international recognition as a leader in the areas of solid state chemistry, electrochemistry, energy storage and materials science. She has co-authored over 245 publications garnering over 50,000 citations and an H-index of 106. She has also published 20 patents/patent applications. Dr. Nazar has presented her work in over 200 invited distinguished lectures, colloquia and seminars around the globe. She is listed in the 2014, 2016 and 2017 Highly Cited Research List (WoS), and the 2014 Web of Science’s Most Influential Scientific Minds.
Dr. Nazar is the recipient of several academic and professional honours and awards. She was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society (London) in 2020, of the Royal Society of Canada in 2012, and an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2015. Other awards include the Electrochemistry Society Battery Division Research award (2009), the International Battery Association award (2011), the IUPAC Distinguished Women in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering award (2011), the August-Wilhelm-von-Hofman Lecture award (German Chemical Society, 2013), the International Automotive Lithium Battery award (2017).