Our Team

CERT is a multidisciplinary team of over 10 researchers from chemistry, materials science and engineering based at the University of Toronto in Canada. Led by Prof. Ted Sargent and Prof. David Sinton, we are in the final phase of testing and scaling up our technology.

As one of the finalists in the $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE competition, we have invented a technology that efficiently converts CO2 emissions into fuels and chemical feedstocks. When powered by renewable energy sources, our process provides net-neutral production of precursors for fuels and consumer plastic. At the heart of our technology is a record-breaking electrocatalyst that combines CO2, protons from water, and electrons, to make valuable chemicals such as carbon monoxide and ethylene.

The Team

Supervisors
Prof. Ted Sargent | Advisor, University Professor, VP International
Prof. David Sinton | Advisor, Professor, Canada Research Chair

Team Leads
Christine Gabardo
Alex Ip
Cao-Thang Dinh
Jonathan Edwards

Members
Colin O’Brien
Christopher McCallum
Joshua Wicks
Armin Sedighian Rasouli
Yen Hoang
Jarvis Liu
Jimmy Lam
Jared Sisler

Alumni
Phil De Luna
Thomas Burdyny
Pelayo Garcia de Arquer
Oleksandr Bushuyev
Md Golam Kibria