iNNOVATION FOR THE FUTURE
Momentum Materials Solutions is a Calgary-based spin-off. We are developing a carbon-membrane based filtration process to help meet the clean water and chemical separations needs of the future.
High Temperature Wastewater Treatment
Food and Pharmaceutical Process
Meet the team
Chengying (Arlene) Ai, M.Sc.
CEO & Co-founder
Chengying (Arlene) Ai graduated from Anhui Agriculture University (China) with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Applied Chemistry. After that, she attended University of Calgary to obtain a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. Her Master's research under Professor Viola Birss and Dr. Sathish Ponnurangam focused on Polyaniline-Coated Nanoporous Carbon Scaffold for Energy Storage and Water Deionization Applications. She is also a co-inventor of the Carbon Membrane-Based Filtration Technology. Chengying (Arlene) is passionate about transferring the technologies she co-developed into real life applications to benefit the world.
Professor Viola Birss
Science Director & Co-founder
Dr. Viola Birss is a world leader in the area of electrochemistry at surfaces and interfaces and in nanomaterials development for a wide range of clean energy applications. Viola is a Professor of Chemistry and has been a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Fuel Cells and Related Energy Systems at the University of Calgary since 2004. She was a co-founder and leader of the Western Canada Fuel Cell Initiative and the pan-Canadian Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Canada (SOFCC) Research Network, and is currently the Scientific Director of CAESR-Tech (Calgary Advanced Energy Storage and Conversion Research Technology group) at the University of Calgary, a cluster composed of ca. 20 research groups (over 80 members) in science and engineering.
Anand Singh, Ph.D
VP research & development
Anand obtained his Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He has been working as a Research Associate at the University of Calgary since 2013. Anand has over 15 years of research experience in Electrochemical (Fuel cells, batteries, corrosion, sensors), Petrochemical (Ethane-steam cracking, coke formation and removal, carbon nanofiber formation from ethane and methane) and Chemical (Catalysis, biodiesel production, reactor design) Engineering. He also has 4-year experience working in the Chemical Manufacturing and Oil and Gas industry.
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