At the Sargent Group, we're proud of our alumni and the numerous places around the globe they've gone after their contributions here.

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Faculty

Ali Seifitokaldani

Institution: McGill University

Position: Assistant Professor

Term in Group: 2016-2018, FRQNT Postdoctoral Fellow

Ali Seifitokaldani

Anna Klinkova

Institution: University of Waterloo

Position: Assistant Professor

Term in Group: 2015-2017, Postdoctoral Fellow

Favourite Paper: Rational Design of Efficient Palladium Catalysts for Electroreduction of Carbon Dioxide to Formate

Anna Klinkova

Bo Zhang

Institution: Fudan University

Position: Professor in the Department of Macromolecular Science

Term in Group: 2015-2017, Postdoctoral Fellow

Bo Zhang

Cao Thang Dinh

Institution: Queen’s University
Position: Assistant Professor
Term in Group: 2016-2019, Postdoc

Cao Thang Dinh

Chih Shan Tan

Institution: National Chiao Tung University

Position: Assistant Professor of Electronics

Term in Group: 2017-2018, Postdoctoral Fellow

Chih Shan Tan

Dae-Hyun Nam

Institution: Department of Energy Science & Engineering, DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology)

Position: Assistant Professor

Dae-Hyun Nam

Dayan Ban

Institution: University of Waterloo

Position: Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dayan Ban

Dingjiang Xue

Institution: Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Position: Professor

Dingjiang Xue

Emanuel Istrate

Institution: Victoria College, University of Toronto

Position: Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream; Academic Program Coordinator at the Impact Centre

Emanuel Istrate

Fanglin Che

Institution: University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Position: Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Work in Group: Postdoctoral Fellow

Fanglin Che

Fengjia Fan

Institution: University of Science and Technology of China

Position: Professor of Modern Physics

Term in Group: 2013-2017, Postdoctoral Fellow

Fengjia Fan

Fengwang Li

Institution: University of Sydney

Position: Lecturer, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Term in Group: 2018-2020, Postdoctoral Fellow

Fengwang Li

Gerasimos Konstantatos

Institution: Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain

Position: Associate Professor, ICFO

Gerasimos Konstantatos

Ghada Koleilat

Institution: Dalhousie University

Position: Assistant Professor

Term in Group: 2006-2012, MASc and PhD

Ghada Koleilat

Gi-Hwan Kim

Institution: Gyeongsang National University

Position: Assistant Professor

Term in Group: 2014-2015, Postdoctoral Fellow

Gi-Hwan Kim

Golam Kibria

Institution: University of Calgary

Position: Assistant Professor

Term in Group: 2016-2018, Banting Fellow

Golam Kibria

Hairen Tan

Institution: Nanjing University, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Position: Professor
Term in Group: 2015-2018, Postdoc

Hairen Tan

Hongyan Liang

Institution: Tianjin University
Position: Professor
Term in Group: 2015-2017, Postdoctoral Fellow

Hongyan Liang

Huan Liu

Institution: Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Position: Professor

Term in Group: 2009-2011, Postdoctoral Fellow

Favourite Paper: Electron acceptor materials engineering in colloidal quantum dot solar cells.Advanced Materials, 23 (2011) 3832-3837.

Huan Liu

Irene Goldthorpe

Institution: University of Waterloo, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Position: Associate Professor

Irene Goldthorpe

Jea Woong Jo

Institution: Department of Energy and Materials Engineering, Dongguk University

Position: Assistant Professor

Jea Woong Jo

Jiang Tang

Institution: Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics

Position: Professor and Deputy Director

Term in Group: 2007-2011, PhD and Postdoc

Jiang Tang

Jixian (Bruce) Xu

Institution: University of Science and Technology of China

Position: Professor

Term in Group: 2012-2017, PhD

Jixian (Bruce) Xu

Jongmin Choi

Institution: Department of Energy Science and Engineering, DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology)

Position: Assistant Professor

Jongmin Choi

Joyce Poon

Institution: University of Toronto, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Position: Professor

Joyce Poon

Jun Xing

Institution: Qingdao University of Science & Technology, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering

Position: Professor

Term in Group: 2017, Postdoctoral Fellow

Favourite Paper: Color-stable highly luminescent sky-blue perovskite light-emitting diodes

Jun Xing

Kevin (Zhenyu) Yang

Institution: School of Chemistry, Sun Yat-sen University

Position: Professor

Term in Group: 2014-2018, Postdoctoral Fellow

Kevin (Zhenyu) Yang

Leyla Soleimani

Institution: McMaster University

Position: Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair

Term in Group: 2006-2010, PhD

Leyla Soleimani

Mahla Poudineh

Institution: University of Waterloo

Position: Assistant Professor

Term in Group: PhD, 2016

Favourite Paper: Tracking the dynamics of circulating tumour cell phenotypes using nanoparticle-mediated magnetic ranking (Nature Nanotechnology, 2017)

Mahla Poudineh

Makhsud Saidaminov

Institution: University of Victoria

Position: Assistant Professor

Makhsud Saidaminov

Miao Zhong

Institution: Nanjing University, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Position: Professor

Term in Group: 2017-2019, Postdoctoral Fellow

Miao Zhong

Michael Adachi

Institution: School of Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University

Position: Assistant Professor

Michael Adachi

Min Liu

Institution: Central South University, China, Department of Physics

Position: Professor

Min Liu

Mingjian Yuan

Institution: Nanaki University, Department of Chemistry

Position: Professor

Term in Group: 2012-2016, Postdoctoral Fellow

Favourite Paper: Perovskite Energy Funnels for Efficient Light-Emitting Diodes. Nature. Nanotechnology, 2016, 11, 872

Mingjian Yuan

Ning Zhijun

Institution: ShanghaiTech University

Position: Assistant Professor

Term in Group:

Ning Zhijun

Philipp Stadler

Institution: Johannes Kepler University, Linz

Position: Assistant Professor

Philipp Stadler

Pongsakorn Kanjanaboos

Institution: Mahidol University

Position: Assistant Professor

Pongsakorn Kanjanaboos

Rafal Sliz

Institution: University of Oulu
Position: Adjunct Professor
Term in Group: 2017-2018, Postdoctoral Fellow

Rafal Sliz

Riccardo Comin

Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Physics

Term in Group: 2014 – 2016, Postdoctoral Fellow

Riccardo Comin

Sasha Voznyy

Institution: University of Toronto, Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences

Position: Assistant Professor

Term in Group: 2011-2018

Favourite Paper: Machine Learning Accelerates Discovery of Optimal Colloidal Quantum Dot Synthesis

Sasha Voznyy

Se-Woong Baek

Institution: Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Seoul (Korea), Korea University

Position: Assistant Professor

Se-Woong Baek

Sergei Musikhin

Institution: Institute of Physics, Nanotechnology and Telecommunications, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University

Position: Associate Professor

Sergei Musikhin

Susanna Thon

Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Position: Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Term in Group: 2011-2013, Postdoctoral Fellow

Susanna Thon

Taotao Zhuang

Institution: University of Science and Technology of China
Position: Professor

Taotao Zhuang

Winnie Ye

Institution: Carleton University, Department of Electronics

Position: Professor and Canada Research Chair

Term in Group: 2000-2002, Masters’

Winnie Ye

Xihua Wang

Institution: University of Alberta, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Position: Associate Professor

Term in Group: 2009-2012, Postdoctoral Fellow

Favourite Paper: Tandem colloidal quantum dot solar cells employing a graded recombination layer

Xihua Wang

Xinzheng Lan

Institution: School of Optical and Electronic Information, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Position: Professor

Term in Group: 2014-2016, Postdoctoral Fellow

Xinzheng Lan

Xiyan Li

Institution: Nankai University

Position: Professor

Term in Group: 2015-2019

Xiyan Li

Ying Wang

Institution: Chinese University of Hong Kong, Department of Chemistry

Position: Assistant Professor

Term in Group: 2018-2019, Postdoctoral Fellow

Ying Wang

Yongbiao Zhao

Institution: Yunnan University

Position: Associate Professor

Term in Group: 2015-2019, Postdoctoral Fellow

Yongbiao Zhao

Yuan Gao

Yuan Gao completed his undergraduate study in Physics at Shandong University, China. He did his Ph.D. between Aug. 2011 to Apr. 2016 at School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore under the supervision of Prof. Hilmi Volkan Demir. His main research interests are colloidal quantum dot synthesis, lasing and the laser spectroscopic study. Between 2016 and 2019, he joined the Sargent Group.

Yuan Gao

Yuguang (Chris) Li

Chris completed his B.S. degree at the University of California, Davis in 2010. He subsequently worked in industries for three years before joining Penn State for graduate school. He received his Ph.D. degree (2018) with Dr. Tom Mallouk and his dissertation focuses on the design of efficient CO2 electrocatalysts and electrolyzer. Chris joined the Sargent group from July 2018 to 2019, and worked on electrochemical reduction to generate renewable energy fuels. He is now a faculty member at the University of Buffalo.

Yuguang (Chris) Li

Industry

Aaron Barkhouse

Company: SunPower Corporation

Position: Engineering Manager – New Materials and Architectures

Term in Group: 2008-2009, Postdoctoral Fellow

Aaron Barkhouse

Ahmed Maria

Company: Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)

Position: Director – Transmission Planning

Term in Group: 2002-2004, MASc

Ahmed Maria

Amirreza Kiani

Company: RBC

Position: Senior Manager, Strategy

Term in Group: 2013-2017, PhD

Favourite Achievement: I’m very proud to be one of the lab’s pioneers in the small bandgap CQD research that resulted in the QD Solar Inc and CQD-silicon integration projects. One of the early papers in the field is an APL paper I co-authored, “Single-step colloidal quantum dot films for infrared solar harvesting,” that paved the way for fabricating efficient small bandgap thin films.

Amirreza Kiani

Andras Pattantyus

Company: STMicroelectronics

Position: QD R&D Manager

Term in Group: 2007-2010, Postdoctoral Fellow

Andras Pattantyus

André Labelle

Company: Angstrom Engineering

Position: Test and Process Specialist

Term in Group: 2010-2015, PhD

André Labelle

Andrei Buin

Company: D&D Integrative Care

Position: Software Developer

Andrei Buin

Andrew Stok

Company: Oracle

Position: Director of Development

Term in Group: 1999-2003, PhD

Andrew Stok

Aravind Ramaraju

Aravind graduated from the University of Waterloo with a B.A.Sc. in Nanotechnology Engineering and completed his masters’ degree looking at utilizing computational techniques and machine learning to assist in the discovery of new materials for light-emitting devices.

Aravind Ramaraju

Ben Scheffel

Company: Angstrom Engineering

Position: Test and Process Specialist

Term in Group: 2017-2019, MASc.

Ben Scheffel

Bradford Taft

Company: MiNDERA

Position: Director of Research and Development

Bradford Taft

Brandon Sutherland

Company: Joule

Position: Scientific Editor

Term in Group: 2012-2017, PhD and Postdoctoral Fellow

Brandon Sutherland

Chris Wong

Company: BMO

Position: Senior Technical Specialist

Term in Group: 2012-2014, MASc

Chris Wong

Damir Jamakosmanovic

Company: ScinterX

Position: Precision Electro-mechanical Technician for Gravity Instrumentation

Damir Jamakosmanovic

Dan Sellan

Company: SunLife Financial

Position: AVP Strategy, Canada

Term in Group: 2007-2012, PhD

Dan Sellan

Daniel Paz Soldan

Company: Mapbox

Position: Senior Software Engineer

Term in Group: 2011-2013, MASc

Daniel Paz Soldan

David Zhitomirsky

Company: E-Ink

David Zhitomirsky

Eddie Ng

Company: Google

Position: Data Scientist

Term in Group: 2005-2010, PhD

Eddie Ng

Ethan Klem

Company: SWIR Vision Systems

Position: Chief Technology Officer

Term in Group: 2003-2008, PhD

Ethan Klem

Fred Chang

Company: IMAX

Position: Research Scientist

Term in Group: 1999-2006, MASc

Fred Chang

Fumino Yushino

Company: Electro Scientific Industries, Inc.

Position: Applications Research Engineer

Fumino Yushino

Gabriel Moreno-Bautista

Company: L3HARRIS WESCAM

Position: Electro-Optical Designer

Term in Group: 2013-2015, MASc

Gabriel Moreno-Bautista

Geoff Darling

Company: Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets

Position: Head of Portfolio and NCIB Trading

Degree: MASc

Geoff Darling

Graham Carey

Company: Emerald Technology Ventures

Position: Sector Specialist, Energy and Advanced Materials

Term in Group: 2011-2015, PhD

Graham Carey

Grant Walters

Company: University Health Network

Position: Research Strategy Development Specialist

Term in Group: 2014-2019, PhD

Grant Walters

Harnik Shukla

Company: Knobbe Martens
Position: Partner
Term in Group: 2006-2008, MASc

Harnik Shukla

Ian Adams

Company: L3 WESCAM

Position: Research and Development Engineer

Term in Group: 2005-2007, MASc.

Ian Adams

Jennifer Flexman

Company: Babylon Health

Position: Director, Business Development

Term in Group: Director of Research, Development, and Commercialization in the Sargent and Kelley Groups – 2011-2013

Jennifer Flexman

Jin Hee Kang

Company: Samsung

Position: Senior Engineer, Digital Media & Communications (DMC) R&D Center

Jin Hee Kang

Keith Johnston

Company: Eguana Technologies

Position: Director of Engineering

Term in Group: 2006-2008

Keith Johnston

Kristopher Bicanic

Company: Opalux, Inc.

Position: Research Scientist

Term in Group: 2015-2017, PhD

Kristopher Bicanic

Kyle Kemp

Company: Carbon Engineering Ltd.

Position: Advanced Development Engineer

Term in Group: 2009-2013, PhD

Kyle Kemp

Luke Brzozowski

Company: University Health Network

Positions: Senior Director, Techna and Diagnostics Innovation; Executive Lead, UHN Research & Innovation Cores; President, CanProbe

Term in Group: 1999-2003, PhD

Favourite Achievement: Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal Award 2003 – 2004

Luke Brzozowski

Margaret Hines

Company: Nanocotechnologies

Position: Technical Business Development Director

Margaret Hines

Mathieu Allard

Company: Profound Medical

Position: Senior Director of Engineering, Science and Research

Term in Group: 1999-2004, PhD

Favourite Paper: Colloidal Crystals Grown on Patterned Surfaces (Advanced Materials)

Mathieu Allard

Misha Askerka

Company: Validere Technologies

Position: Analytics Manager

Time in Group: 2017-2019, Postdoctoral Fellow

Misha Askerka

Monika Yazdanian

Company: ToeFX

Position: CEO

Monika Yazdanian

Monorina Mukhopadhyay

Company: Wind River Systems

Position: Embedded Systems Engineer

Term in Group: 2015-2018, MASc.

Monorina Mukhopadhyay

Neil Barakat

Company: Uber

Position: Engineering Manager

Term in Group: 2001-2005, PhD

Neil Barakat

Peter Aldridge

Company: Blue Rock Therapeutics

Position: Product Engineering

Term in Group: 2014-2019, PhD

Peter Aldridge

Pouya Maraghechi

Company: Nokia

Position: Photonics Designer

Term in Group: 2012-2013, Postdoctoral Fellow

Pouya Maraghechi

Rafa Qunitero-Bermudez

Company: QD Solar
Position: Photovoltaic Research Scientist
Term in Group: 2015-2019, PhD

Rafa Qunitero-Bermudez

Rui Li

Company: Celestica, Smart Energy

Position: Reliability Engineer

Rui Li

Sam Cauchi

Company: Datacolor

Position: Sales Manager, Canada

Term in Group: 2003-2005, MASc.

Sam Cauchi

Sean Hinds

Employer: SWIR Vision Systems

Position: Chief Innovation Officer

Term in Group: 2005-2009, PhD

Sean Hinds

Stefan Myrskog

Company: Morgan Solar Inc.

Position: Chief Scientific Officer

Stefan Myrskog

Taulee Hsieh

Company: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Position: Physician in Private Practice

Taulee Hsieh

Tina Safaei

Company: Plaza Ventures

Position: Associate

Term in Group: 2013-2017, PhD

Tina Safaei

Valerio Adinolfi

Company: Western Digital

Position: Principal Engineer

Term in Group: 2012-2016, PhD

Valerio Adinolfi

Vivek Mehta

Company: Manulife

Position: Vice President, Corporate Strategy

Vivek Mehta

Vlad Sukhovatkin

Company: XLV Diagnostics

Position: Chief Technology Officer

Term in Group: 2002-2011, Research Associate

Vlad Sukhovatkin

Academic and Research Professionals

Andrew Proppe

Andrew completed his B.Sc in Chemistry at Concordia University. Following his undergrad, he pursued graduate studies at Princeton University under the supervision of Greg Scholes. He then transferred to UofT to join the Sargent group. He is currently interested in the synthesis of CQDs and their applications in light harvesting. Since receiving his PhD, Andrew became a post-doctoral fellow at MIT.

Andrew Proppe

Chun Zhou

Chun Zhou is a Ph. D. student in Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences under the supervision of professor Long Zhang. Her research is focused on perovskite quantum dots lasers and superfluorescence. She joined professor Sargent’s group as a visiting student to working on quantum dots lasers from February 2019.

Chun Zhou

Dahye Won

Dahye Won received her Ph.D degree from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea in Aug. 2016. She worked at Clean Energy Research Center of Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) as a postdoctoral researcher from 2016 to 2018. Then, she has been working at KIST as a senior scientist since Sep. 2018. She joined the Sargent group from Sep. 2019 to Summer 2020.

Dahye Won

Dean MacNeil

Employer: National Research Council of Canada

Position: Senior Research Officer and Team Leader

Term in Group: 2005-2007, NSERC Post-doctoral Fellow

Favourite Achievement: Working on QD Solar cells with an amazing team and hearing the term “linker” outside of our group chats to describe dithiols.

Dean MacNeil

Guankui Long

Employer: Nanyang Technological University

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow

Term in Group: 2016-2018, PhD

Guankui Long

Haifeng Yuan

Employer: KU Leuven

Position: Innovation Manager

Term in Group: 2017, Postdoctoral Fellow

Haifeng Yuan

Hinako Ebe

Hinako Ebe is Ph.D student in Yamagata University under the supervision of Prof. Junji Kido. Her research is focused on the Perovskite Quantum Dots LED. She became a visiting graduate student (IVGS) from October 2019 (to March 2020).

Hinako Ebe

Hucheng Song

Hucheng received his Ph.D. degree from the School of Electronic Engineering, Nanjing University, China. in 2016. After graduation, he got the National Postdoctoral Program for Innovative Talents and started his postdoctoral research in Nanjing University. Then, he worked at Nanjing University as an associate researcher. He joined the Sargent group from May. 2019 to Summer 2020.

Hucheng Song

Illan Kramer

Employer: University of Toronto

Position: Director of International Research Partnerships

Term in Group: 2008-2015, PhD and Postdoc

Illan Kramer

Jin Young Kim

Institution: Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)

Position: Principal research scientist

Term in Group: 2012-2013, Postdoctoral Fellow

Favourite Paper: “Single-step fabrication of quantum funnels via centrifugal colloidal casting of nanoparticle films”, Nature Commun., 6:7772 (2015)

Jin Young Kim

Jun Li

Employer: Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Position: Marie Curie Fellow

Term in Group: 2017-2019, Postdoctoral Fellow

Jun Li

Junghwan Kim

Employer: Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)

Position: Senior Researcher

Term in Group: 2016-2018, Postdoctoral Fellow

Junghwan Kim

Lina Quan

Employer: UC Berkeley

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, LBNL

Term in Group: 2014-2018, Postdoctoral Fellow

Lina Quan

Mengxia Liu

Employer: University of Cambridge

Position: Research Associate

Term in Group: 2014-2018, PhD

Mengxia Liu

Mingchuan Luo

Email: mingchuan.luo@utoronto.ca

Mingchuan Luo received his Ph.D. degree from Beijing University of Chemical Technology in 2016 under the supervision of Prof. Hong Zhu. After graduation, he worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Peking University in Prof. Shaojun Guo’s group. Mingchuan joined the Sargent group from Jul. 2018 to Summer 2020, with research focusing on the development of promising electrocatalysts for renewable energy and environmental innovations. He now works with Marc Koper at Leiden University.

Mingchuan Luo

Olivier Ouellette

Employer: Laboratoire de Photonique et Interfaces, EPFL

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow

Term in Group: 2015-2019, PhD

Olivier Ouellette

Phil De Luna

Employer: National Research Council of Canada
Position: Program Director
Term in Group: 2015-2018, PhD

Phil De Luna

Randy Sabatini

Employer: University of Sydney

Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Semiconductor Devices

Randy Sabatini

Shokouh Farvid

Employer: UofT, Department of Forestry

Position: Research Fellow

Shokouh Farvid

Silvia Masala

Employer: CIRAM University of Naples

Position: Contracted Investigator

Term in Group: 2011-2014, Postdoctoral Fellow

Silvia Masala

Sung-Fu Hung

Sung-Fu received his Ph.D. degree in chemistry at National Taiwan University in 2018 under the supervision of Prof. Hao Ming Chen. His dissertation focused on the synthesis of electrocatalysts and photoelectrocatalysts and the in-/ex-situ analysis. His Ph.D. work has won the 2019 IUPAC-Solvay International Award for Young Chemists. Sung-Fu joined Sargent group from 2019 to 2020, and he is currently working on CO2 electroreduction to produce hydrocarbon fuels.

Sung-Fu Hung

Wendi Zhou

Employer: Fujitsu Co-Creation Research Laboratory at the University of Toronto

Position: Research Operations Coordinator

Term in Group: 2013-2018, PhD

Wendi Zhou

Xiwen Gong

Institution: Stanford University
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Term in Group: 2014-2018, PhD

Xiwen Gong

Xueli (Sherry) Zheng

Institution: Stanford University

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow

Term in Group: 2014-2017, Postdoctoral Fellow

Xueli (Sherry) Zheng

Yanwei Lum

Employer: Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE)
Position: Research Scientist
Term in Group: 2017-2019, Postdoctoral Fellow

Yanwei Lum

Yimeng Min

Institution: Cornell University
Position: PhD Student
Degree: MASc

Yimeng Min

Younghoon Kim

Employer: Daegu Institute of Science and Technology

Position: Senior Researcher

Term in Group: 2015-2017, Postdoctoral Fellow

Younghoon Kim