The Porous Materials Engineering and Analysis Lab at the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada focuses on developing experimental tools and modeling techniques suitable for non-conventional, atypical and engineered porous materials.  Examples include thin porous coatings, fibrous media, nanoporous molecular cages, hydrogels, nanofiber membranes, and biological tissue scaffolds. A main focus of the lab is on the porous electrodes found in many electrochemical devices such as fuel cells, redox flow cells and other battery technologies.  Work in the lab is split between designing new characterization tools capable of meeting the challenges of these modern porous materials, developing software and modeling capability for simulation transport processes in these materials as a major contributor to OpenPNM, and making optimized novel materials using the knowledge gained from research in the lab.