Jan 28 2019 12:00 PM
Jan 28 2019 01:00 PM
KSC Seminar: Designing and building materials and devices for the capture and storage of renewable energy
Speaker: Prof. Ted Sargent
University Professor and Canada Research Chair
in Nanotechnology, University of Toronto
Date & Time: Monday January 28th at 12pm
Venue: Auditorium between Bldgs 2/3
Light refreshments will be provided.
Abstract: Materials chemists have
developed semiconductors that can be manufactured using relatively little
energy, and can be applied to a surface, including flexible substrates, using
gentle processing conditions. Examples include colloidal quantum dots and
organometal halide perovskites.
My group seeks to deploy these new materials towards applications including in:
photodetectors for image sensors;
photovoltaic devices for the conversation of solar energy into electrical
electrochemical systems for the reduction of CO2 into fuels and chemical
feedstocks, powered using renewable energy.
I will introduce the materials and discuss progress in translating them into
devices and applications.
Biography: Ted Sargent earned the
B.Sc. in Engineering Physics from Queen’s University (1995) and the Ph.D. in
Electrical and Computer Engineering from U of T (1998). He began a
tenure-stream position in ECE at U of T in 1998 and today is University
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Nanotechnology. His works have been
cited 30,000 times [Scopus]. He founded InVisage Inc. and QDSolar Inc. and was
a co-founder of Xagenic Inc. More information on his research is available at www.light.utoronto.ca.