Eric graduated from the University of Alberta in 2020 with a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has previously conducted research on CO2 reduction catalysts which will be used in the process for creating solar fuels and have assisted in the testing of thin film nanocomposite membranes for water filtration at varying temperatures. His current interests are in fuels and energy systems. Currently, he is working towards a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering under the supervision of Dr. Marc Secanell and Dr. Steven Bergens, working on the fabrication and testing of IrNi catalyst layers to be used in proton exchange membrane water electrolyzers (PEMWE). His main goal is to improve catalyst utilization given the scarcity of iridium which is currently the primary catalyst used in PEMWE.