Prof. Steven Holdcroft

Keynote Speaker /

Simon Fraser University, Canada

Dr. Steven Holdcroft is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Past-President of the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC), a Professor of Chemistry, and former Chair of the Department. He holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Electrochemical Materials.

He researches ionic polymers, electrochemistry, and fuel cell technology, and has authored/co-authored 300+ articles. He was the Technical Program Chair of Pacifichem 2010 and Pacifichem 2015. More recently, he was the Group Chair of NSERC’s Evaluation Group 1504 (Chemistry) and served on the Committee for Discovery Research reporting to the Vice President, Research NSERC.

He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the journals Chemistry of Materials (ACS) and Energy and Environmental Science (RSC). In 2018, he cofounded Ionomr Innovations Inc., a 25-person SFU spin-out commercializing electrochemical membranes for clean energy applications.

For services to the community, Dr. Holdcroft was awarded the Macromolecular Science and Engineering Division Award of the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) and is a recipient of the Canadian Society of Canada RioTinto Alcan Award for contributions to Inorganic chemistry or electrochemical research. In 2018, he received the Outstanding Alumni Award from his alma mater for Academic Achievement.