2023 TLCERF Grants Awarded

The end of the year is always an exciting time for the Foundation, as we get to announce the newly awarded grant recipients. Like the past several years, the Foundation received a significant amount of applications from universities across the country. As always, our Foundation’s grant advisors were given the daunting task of selecting this year’s winners from a large pool of strong candidates.

After a very challenging adjudication process, the Foundation is excited to announce that for the fifth year in a row, it will be awarding a total of three research grants. This year’s worthy awardees are:

Maddison Eisnor (McGill University)
Noah Frymire (Western University)
Sophie Janke (University of Victoria)

Everyone at the Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Foundation is extremely proud to have these three join the list of past Foundation awardees, as they are not only strong researchers investigating promising clean energy projects, but they also embody the Foundation’s mission beyond their research.

Learn more about this year’s award recipients and their research below.

Maddison Eisnor – Single Particle Analysis of Titanium Niobium Oxide Anodes using Scanning Electrochemical Cell Microscopy
McGill University (PhD, Chemistry)

Maddy received her Bachelor of Science with an Honours in Chemistry degree in 2020 from Saint Mary’s University (SMU). After completing her Master of Science in Applied Science at SMU in 2022, she started her PhD in Chemistry at McGill University under the supervision of Dr. Janine Mauzeroll. Maddy has been involved in student leadership throughout her academic career; as an undergraduate student, she was Co-President of the SMU Chemistry Society and currently, she is part of the Chemistry Graduate Student Society and the Outreach group at McGill. Outside of the lab and extracurricular activities, you can find Maddy going on long walks and hikes, cooking, and playing board games with her lab mates and friends. Maddy’s current PhD work involves using scanning electrochemical cell microscopy to analyze titanium niobium oxide anodes. The following is a summary of Maddison’s research in her own words:

Noah Frymire – Modeling Interaction Between Small Modular Reactors and Permafrost Rock
Western University (MESc, Civil Engineering)

Noah received his Bachelor’s in Engineering Science in Civil Engineering with a Co-Op from Western University in 2023. During this time, he completed an internship with Bird Construction along with extensive volunteering within his community. Noah is currently pursuing a master’s degree in geotechnical and environmental Engineering at Western University under the supervision of Bing Li and Tim Newson. In his spare time Noah enjoys playing soccer, hockey, going for hikes and fishing at his cottage. The Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Grant will help Noah cover travel expenses to collect samples in the Northwest Territories for his research project. It will also allow him to focus more of his time and energy into creating innovative solutions for his research. A summary of his research is described below:

The study provide key data on what foundations are most suitable for small modular reactors, offering a crucial step in understanding how these reactors can be used to power remote communities.

Sophie Janke – Seasonal Green Hydrogen Storage Modeling Tool for a Northern Microgrid
University of Victoria (MASc, Mechanical Engineering)

Sophie completed her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering at Dalhousie University 2022 and entered the workforce as a Project Manager at High Latitude Energy Consulting. Now, with support from High Latitude, Sophie is pursuing her MASc in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Victoria where she will be studying the potential of green hydrogen long duration energy storage for isolated northern communities. The following is a summary of Sophie’s research in her own words:


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