Venkataraman Thangadurai is full professor of chemistry at the University of Calgary. He is Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), the International Association of Advanced Materials (Sweden) and The Electrochemical Society (US). Venkataraman’s research interests include the discovery of novel solid state electrolytes and electrodes for advanced all-solid-state batteries, fuel cells, electrolysis cells, and gas sensors. He has published just under 200 scientific papers in international refereed journals and secured five patent applications. Venkataraman has received the Keith Laidler Award from the Canadian Society of Chemistry in 2016, and University of Calgary Peak Scholar Award in 2019.