Prof. Ted Sargent

University Professor

Tel: 416-946-5051

ted.sargent@utoronto.ca

Ted Sargent received the B.Sc.Eng. (Engineering Physics) from Queen’s University in 1995 and the Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Photonics) from the University of Toronto in 1998. He has held the following visiting professorships:

MIT: Visiting Professor, Nanotechnology and Photonics, in the Microphotonics Center, MIT, 2004-5

UCLA: Fulbright Visiting Professor at UCLA 2013

Berkeley: Somorjai Visiting Miller Professorship at Berkeley Fall 2017

He holds the rank of University Professor in the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Nanotechnology and also serves as Vice President – Research for the University of Toronto.

His book The Dance of Molecules: How Nanotechnology is Changing Our Lives (Penguin) was published in Canada and the United States in 2005 and has been translated into French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, and Arabic.

He is founder and CTO of InVisage Technologies and a co-founder of Xagenic.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada; a Fellow of the AAAS “…for distinguished contributions to the development of solar cells and light sensors based on solution-processed semiconductors;” and a Fellow of the IEEE “… for contributions to colloidal quantum dot optoelectronic devices.” He is Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering for “…ground-breaking research in nanotechnology, applying novel quantum-tuned materials to the realization of full-spectrum solar cells and ultra sensitive light detectors. The impact of his work has been felt in industry through his formation of two start-up companies.”

His publications have been cited over 50,000 times, and 115 of his papers have been cited >= 115 times [all Scopus].

Director of Research and Partnerships

Director of Research, Emerging Optoelectronic Applications

Dr. Alex Ip

Email: alex.ip@utoronto.ca

Alex received his B.Sc. in Engineering Physics from Queen’s University in 2009. He completed his Ph.D. studies at UofT in 2015 on the topic of broad-spectrum solution-processed photovoltaics. He leads a team based at the University of Toronto competing for the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE. In his role at UofT, Alex is responsible for developing industrial and governmental partnerships for collaborative research.

Dr. Alex Ip

Dr. Sjoerd Hoogland

Email: sjoerd.hoogland@utoronto.ca

Dr. Sjoerd Hoogland has a Masters Degree in Physics from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He holds a Ph.D. in Laser Physics from the University of Southampton. He joined UofT in 2004 and developed solution-processed infrared lasers. More recently, he is co-founder and CTO of QD Solar, Inc., which is commercializing next-generation high-efficiency lightweight solar cells.

Dr. Sjoerd Hoogland

Research Associates

Dr. Larissa Levina

Position: Principal Scientist, Novel Photovoltaic Materials

Email: larissa.levina@utoronto.ca

Dr. Larissa Levina has a Masters Degree in Organic Chemistry from the Chemistry Department of the Kazakh State University and holds a Ph.D. in Organic Catalysis and Electrochemistry from the Institute of Organic Catalysis and Electrochemistry, Almaty, Kazakhstan. Presently, Dr. Levina is working on the synthesis of novel nanomaterials.

Dr. Larissa Levina

Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Alexander Davis

Alex is a recent Ph.D. graduate in statistics, which he considers to be the branch of science that studies the relationship between estimates and reality. His PhD research was in genomics, and he is interested in applying the statistical perspective to computational chemistry, especially virtual screening for catalysts and materials.

Dr. Alexander Davis

Dr. Amin Morteza Najjarian

Email: amin.morteza@utoronto.ca

Amin Received his Ph.D. from University of Alberta under the supervision of Prof. Richard L. McCreery in 2018. His research focus has been on the Molecular Electronics: from flexible fabrication, transport and optoelectronics to electrostatic doping of molecular layer (<20 nm). He wants to use our current understanding of interface characteristics of covalently grown molecular layer in order to increase or modulate the performance of quantum dots- and perovskite-based devices.

Dr. Amin Morteza Najjarian

Dr. Bin Chen

Email: binchen.chen@utoronto.ca

Bin received his Ph.D. degree in materials science and engineering from Arizona State University in 2018, under the supervision of Prof. Sefaattin Tongay. His previous research was on anisotropy control of layered pseudo-1D materials by vapor phase deposition. He joined Sargent group as a postdoctoral fellow after Ph.D. and his current focus is on developing high-performance perovskite/transport layers for photovoltaic applications.

Dr. Bin Chen

Dr. Byoung-Hoon Lee

Byoung-Hoon received his Ph.D. degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering from Seoul National University in Aug. 2019, under the supervision of Prof. Taeghwan Hyeon. He kept his carrier as a postdoctoral researcher until April 2021. Byoung-Hoon’s past research spans material design and synthesis at atomic level, electrocatalysis, photocatalysis and operando spectroscopy. Byoung-Hoon joined the Sargent group in May 2021 as a postdoctoral fellow and is currently focusing on electrochemical H2O2 production and CO2 conversion.

Dr. Byoung-Hoon Lee

Dr. Clark Chen

Dr. Clark Chen

Clark received his Ph.D. degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering from Princeton University in 2017, under the tutelage of Prof. Bruce Koel. He later joined Prof. Richard Van Duyne’s group at Northwestern University as a postdoctoral fellow (later with George Schatz and Mike Wasielewski). Clark’s past research spanned electrocatalysis, nanomaterial synthesis, and operando spectroscopy. Clark joined the Sargent group in 2020 as a postdoctoral fellow and is currently focusing on CO2 conversion using renewable processes.

Dr. Clark Chen

Dr. Cong Tian

Email: cong.tian@utoronto.caa

Cong Tian received his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the institute of organic and biomolecular chemistry, University of Gottingen, Germany, under the supervision of Prof. Lutz Ackermann in Sep. 2020. His research was focused on transition metals catalyzed electrochemical C-H activation. He joined the Sargent group in Feb. 2021 as a postdoc fellow with a research interest in CO2 reduction.

Dr. Cong Tian

Dr. Dongxin Ma

Email: dongxin.ma@utoronto.ca

Dongxin Ma received her Ph. D. and B.Sc. from the Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, P. R. China in 2017 and 2012, respectively. She is currently a postdoc in Sargent Group. Her Ph. D. research focused on ionic transition-metal complexes and their applications in light-emitting devices, and she has demonstrated a feasible and versatile material design strategy of sublimable cationic iridium(III) complexes.

Dr. Dongxin Ma

Dr. Erfan Shirzadi

PostDoc

Dr. Erfan Shirzadi

Dr. Hao Chen

Hao received his Ph.D. degree in materials physics and chemistry from University of Chinese Academy of Science, he finished his research projects in ShanghaiTech University under the supervision of Prof. Zhijun Ning. His previous research was focused on inverted structural perovskite solar cells fabrication. He became a visiting graduate student interested in perovskite solar cell in Sargent group from September 2019 to September 2020. He joined Sargent group as a postdoctoral fellow in May 2021 with a research interest in developing high-performance and stable inverted structural perovskite solar cells.

Dr. Hao Chen

Dr. Ivan Grigioni

Email: ivan.grigioni@utoronto.ca

Ivan received his PhD degree in 2015 at the Università degli Studi di Milano (UMIL) under the supervision of Prof. Elena Selli and continued there as Post Doc Fellow. His research focused on solar energy conversion into storable fuels trough photoelectrocatalysis and photocatalysis. In November 2019 he joined Sargent group as a Marie Curie Postdoc Fellow within the collaborative QuantumSolarFuels project between UMIL and U of T and concerning the production of renewable fuels.

Dr. Ivan Grigioni

Dr. Jian Xu

Email: jianxu.xu@utoronto.ca

Jian received her Ph.D degree from the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University in July, 2020. She joined Sargent group as a postdoctoral fellow in Jan. 2021. Her Ph. D research mainly focused on (i) electronic structure, and defect control in semiconductors, and (ii) theoretical design and computational screening for new functional materials in optoelectronic and energy-related applications.

Dr. Jian Xu

Dr. Jinqiang Zhang

Email: Jinqiang.zhang@utoronto.ca

Jinqiang received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Technology Sydney, Australia in 2018, under the supervision of Prof Guoxiu Wang. Since then, he has worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the same research group. His previous work mainly focused on the design and synthesis of functional organic molecules and single-atom catalysts in lithium-oxygen batteries and electrocatalysis applications. He joined the Sargent group as a postdoctoral fellow in April 2021 to explore electrochemical CO2 capture and reduction.

Dr. Jinqiang Zhang

Dr. Jun Li

Visiting Scholar

Dr. Jun Li

Dr. Ke Xie

Ke received his B.S. and M.S. degree from Nanjing University, China. Ke finished his Ph.D. program in Chemical Engineering in April 2018 at The University of Melbourne, Australia. After graduation, he worked as a Research Fellow and group manager in the same university before joining Sargent group in September 2020. His previous research focused on […]

Dr. Ke Xie

Dr. Laxmi (Kishore) Chiluka

Email: kishore.chiluka@utoronto.ca

Kishore received his Bachelor of Science (2008) and Master of Science (2010) in Chemistry from Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Puttaparthi, India. He was a Visiting Researcher at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland from 2010 to 2013. Subsequently, he received his PhD degree (2013-2017) in Chemistry from Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium under the supervision of Prof. Zeger Hens. He is currently part of Sargent’s group (since October 2017), where he will develop novel IR active Colloidal Quantum Dots.

Dr. Laxmi (Kishore) Chiluka

Dr. Mengfei Wu

Email: mengfei.wu@utoronto.ca

Mengfei received her B.A. in Engineering and M.Eng. from University of Cambridge in June 2012. She received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from MIT in September 2018. Her research at MIT was conducted under the co-supervision of Prof. Marc Baldo and Prof. Vladimir Bulović. She joined the Sargent Group in October 2019 as a recipient of the prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. Her current research interests include photonic designs for efficient light emission.

Dr. Mengfei Wu

Dr. Mi Gyoung Lee

Email: migyoung.lee@utoronto.ca

Mi Gyoung Lee received her Ph.D. degree from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, South Korea, under the supervision of Prof. Ho Won Jang in Feb. 2019. She worked in the Research Institute of Advanced Materials (RIAM), Seoul National University as a postdoctoral researcher from Mar. 2019 to Feb. 2020. She joined the Sargent group in Mar. 2020 with a research interest in CO2 reduction.

Dr. Mi Gyoung Lee

Dr. Ning Wang

Email: ningnk.wang@mail.utoronto.ca

Ning Wang obtained the PhD degree from Nankai University in 2018, under the supervision of Prof. Xiaodan Zhang. His previous research mainly focuses on synthesizing oxygen evolution reaction catalysts, hydrogen evolution reaction catalysts, photoelectrodes based on semiconductors. He joined Sargent group as a postdoctoral fellow after Ph.D. and his current focus is on CO2 reduction catalysts and acid oxygen evolution reaction catalysts.

Dr. Ning Wang

Dr. Pan Xia

Pan Xia received her Ph.D. from University of California, Riverside under the supervision of Prof. Minglee Tang in 2019. Her research focused on the surface engineering of QD with the design& synthesis of ligands to achieve efficient energy/ charge transfer. She worked as a joint postdoc of Prof. Minglee Tang and Prof. Kaifeng Wu at Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics on applying the pump-probe spectroscopy to investigate the fundamentals of QDs in 2020. She wants to combine her QD surface chemistry and photophysical background to understand the mechanism and design good performance of QD optoelectronic devices.

Dr. Pan Xia

Dr. Pengfei Ou

Email: pengfei.ou@utoronto.ca

Pengfei Ou received his Ph.D. degree under the supervision of Prof. Jun Song in April. 2020, from the Department of Mining and Materials Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. His Ph.D. studies mainly focused on the materials design and property predictions of two-dimensional materials and single-atom catalysts by using the density functional theory. He joined the Sargent group as a postdoctoral fellow in August 2020 with research interests in computational electrochemistry and CO2 reduction.

Dr. Pengfei Ou

Dr. Randy Sabatini

Dr. Randy Sabatini

Position: Post Doc

Email: randy.sabatini@utoronto.ca

Randy received his PhD from the University of Rochester. His research interests include the photophysics, optoelectronic properties, and nonlinear optics of quantum dots and perovskite materials. During his time as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Sydney and the University of Toronto, he has researched these materials as lasers, Faraday rotators, and electro-optic modulators, among other applications.

Dr. Randy Sabatini

Dr. Sasa Wang

Email: sasa.wang@utoronto.ca

Sasa received her Ph.D. from Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2020. Her previous research was on ferroelectric properties of layered hybrid perovskite. She joined Sargent group as a postdoctoral fellow after Ph.D. and her current focus is on electro-optic modulation of hybrid perovskites.

Dr. Sasa Wang

Dr. Seungjin Lee

Email: seungjin.lee@utoronto.ca

Seungjin Lee received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Republic of Korea, under supervision of Prof. Myoung Hoon Song in August, 2018. His research focuses on optoelectronic devices based on organic and metal halide perovskites. He joined the Sargent group in March, 2019.

Dr. Seungjin Lee

Dr. Shuangyan Hu

Email: shuangyan.hu@utoronto.ca

Shuangyan received her Ph.D. in Material science from South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China in 2019. Then she was a postdoc in Shenzhen University. She previous research was on organocatalytic degradable poly(ether-ester) synthesis. she joined the Sargent group as a postdoctoral fellow in March 2021 with a research interest in exploring new perovskite materials for photoelectric application.

Dr. Shuangyan Hu

Dr. Somin Park

Position: Post Doc

Email: somins.park@utoronto.ca

Somin received her MS in Chemistry, and Ph.D. in Chemical Materials Engineering from University of Kentucky, USA in 2020, under the supervision of Prof. Kenneth Graham. Her earlier research in Korea was organic material synthesis, and Ph.D. work was on interface energetic studies of perovskite materials by using photoelectron spectroscopies. She joined group on Jan 2021 with a research interests in PV and LED materials.

Dr. Somin Park

Dr. Suhas Mahesh

Suhas received his doctorate in physics from the University of Oxford in 2020, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. His doctoral work, conducted under Prof. Henry Snaith, studied the optoelectronic properties of perovskite semiconductors, especially for tandem photovoltaics. His bachelor’s degree in physics (highest honours) is from the Indian Institute of Science (2016). Suhas joined the Sargent group in July 2021 as a recipient of the prestigious Schmidt Science Fellowship. His current research interests include photovoltaics, energy materials, and ML-aided automated materials discovery.

Dr. Suhas Mahesh

Dr. Tao Peng

Email: tao.peng@utoronto.ca

Tao is currently a postdoc in the Sargent group at the University of Toronto. Holding Ontario Trillium Scholarship, Tao obtained his double PhD degree at the Sorbonne University (-Pierre and Marie Curie University, France) and University of Windsor in 2018. He worked in University of Windsor as a research associate from 2018 to 2019 early. His research focused on design and synthesis of electrocatalysts and photocatalysts for energy conversion applications.

Dr. Tao Peng

Dr. Tong Zhu

Dr. Tong Zhu

Tong Zhu received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science from Duke University in 2019 under the supervision of Prof. Volker Blum. Afterwards, he joined Sargent group as a postdoctoral fellow in 2020. His research interest includes structure, electronic, optical and defect properties of materials based on first principle DFT and machine learning.

Dr. Tong Zhu

Dr. Xiaoyan Li

Xiaoyan received her Ph.D. degree from the Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Her Ph.D. studies mainly focus on their physical and chemical properties of metal or metal oxide materials under considering the real reaction environments. She joined the Sargent group as a postdoctoral fellow in June 2021 with research interests in computational electrochemistry and CO2 reduction by using DFT and ML.

Dr. Xiaoyan Li

Dr. Xue Wang

Email: xxue.wang@utoronto.ca

Xue Wang received her Ph.D. degree from Xiamen University in Dec. 2015 under the supervision of Prof. Zhaoxiong Xie at Xiamen University and Prof. Younan Xia at Georgia Tech (as a visiting graduate student, Sep. 2013-Sep. 2015). Then she worked in Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Feb. 2016-Oct. 2017). Xue joined Sargent group in Nov. 2017 and she is currently working on the design of catalysts for electrochemistry application.

Dr. Xue Wang

Dr. Ya-Kun Wang

PostDoc

Dr. Ya-Kun Wang

Dr. Yasser Hassan

Yasser received his Ph.D. in materials chemistry from the University of Toronto in 2016, under the supervision of Prof. Greg Scholes and Prof. Mitch Winnik. In 2016, he joined Prof. Henry Snaith’s group at Oxford University in the UK as a postdoctoral fellow. His previous research focuses on developing reliable and reproducible synthetic procedures to fabricate monodispersed quantum dots and hybrid perovskite materials with functionalized surfaces suitable for optoelectronic applications. At Oxford, he focused on probing the mysterious instability of perovskite materials in their devices. He joined Sargent group as a postdoctoral fellow in 2021 focusing on developing high-performance infrared sensors based on colloidal quantum dots.

Dr. Yasser Hassan

Dr. Yuanjun Chen

Email: yuanjunchen.chen@utoronto.ca

Yuanjun received his Ph.D. degree in the Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University in 2020, under the supervision of Prof. Yadong Li. His previous research mainly focused on the controlled synthesis and catalytic properties of single-atom catalysts and well-defined nanocatalysts. He joined the Sargent Group as a postdoc fellow in March 2021 with a research interest in the electrochemical CO2 reduction.

Dr. Yuanjun Chen

Dr. Yuhang Li

Email: yh.li@utoronto.ca

Yuhang Li received his Ph.D. degree from East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) in 2016 under the supervision of Prof. Huagui Yang. After graduation, he got the National Postdoctoral Program for Innovative Talents and started his postdoctoral research in ECUST with Prof. Chunzhong Li. Then he worked at ECUST as an associate professor. He joined the Sargent group in Aug. 2019 with a research interest in CO2 reduction.

Dr. Yuhang Li

Dr. Yuting Luo

Email: yuting.luo@utoronto.ca

Yuting Luo received her Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Tsinghua University, P. R. China in Jan. 2021, under supervision of Prof. Bilu Liu. Her Ph.D. research focused on two-dimensional materials for mechanism study and large-current-density water splitting. She joined Sargent group in Mar. 2021 as a postdoc fellow with a research interest in electrochemical CO2 reduction.

Dr. Yuting Luo

Dr. Zaiwei Wang

Email: zaiwei.wang@utoronto.ca

Zaiwei received his Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from École polytechnique federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 2020, under the supervision of Prof. Anders Hagfeldt. He mainly focused on the research of perovskite materials and film preparation in photovoltaic applications previously. He joined the Sargent Group as a recipient of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2021. His current research interests are the development of new perovskite materials in efficient photovoltaic.

Dr. Zaiwei Wang

Graduate Students

Aidan Maxwell

Position: Ph.D. candidate

Email: aidan.maxwell@mail.utoronto.ca

Aidan received his B.Sc. in Nanoscience from the University of Guelph. During his undergraduate studies, he worked under the supervision of Prof. John Dutcher, and also as a student research assistant at the National Institute for Nanotechnology. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate interested in perovskite photovoltaics.

Aidan Maxwell

Arman Hejazi

Position: Ph.D. Candidate

Email: arman.hejazi@utoronto.ca

Arman received his B.Sc. degree in chemical engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, and his M.A.Sc. degree in chemical and biological engineering from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate, focused on organic oxidation reactions (OOR).

Arman Hejazi

Armin Sedighian Rasouli

Position: Ph. D. Candidate

Email: armin.sedighian@mail.utoronto.ca

Armin completed his B.Sc. in materials science and engineering from the Sharif University of Technology, Iran. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate and his research focuses on the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide to useful fuels.

Armin Sedighian Rasouli

Darshan Parmar

Position: M.A.Sc. candidate

Email: darshan.parmar@mail.utoronto.ca

Darshan graduated from the University of Waterloo with a B.A.Sc. in Nanotechnology Engineering. He is currently a M.A.Sc. student pursuing research in colloidal quantum dot and perovskite-based devices for light emission.

Darshan Parmar

Fengyan Jia

Position: Ph. D. candidate

Email: fengyan.jia@mail.utoronto.ca

Fengyan Jia is currently a joint Ph.D. candidate in Sargent Group from Peking University. She worked on encapsulated perovskite materials for better stability under the supervision of Prof. Chunhua Yan and Prof. Lingdong Sun. She joins Ted’s group in April, 2021. In Ted’s group, she will focus on blue LEDs applications of perovskite materials.

Fengyan Jia

Geonhui Lee

Position: Ph. D. candidate

Email: geonhui.lee@mail.utoronto.ca

Geonhui graduated with bachelor of engineering in mechanical engineering from Sungkyunkwan University and received her master degree in aerospace engineering at Seoul National University. After graduation, she had been working at Semiconductor Research & Development Centre, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate interested in carbon dioxide conversion catalysts.

Geonhui Lee

Hitarth Choubisa

Position: Ph. D. candidate

Email: hitarth.choubisa@mail.utoronto.ca

Hitarth graduated with Bachelor of Technology (Honors) in Electrical Engineering and minor in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India. Currently, Hitarth is a Ph. D. student with research focusing on machine learning and its applications in finding novel materials.

Hitarth Choubisa

Husna Anwar

Position: M.A.Sc. Candidate

Email: husna.anwar@mail.utoronto.ca

Husna studied Physics at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts where she completed her undergraduate thesis on organic photovoltaics. Husna then spent four years working on the design and construction of solar PV, cogeneration and battery storage systems across New York City. She joined the Sargent Group to pursue her interest in solar cell design using quantum dot and perovskite tandem structures.

Husna Anwar

Jehad Abed

Position: Ph.D. candidate

Email: jehad.abed@mail.utoronto.ca

Jehad completed his B.Sc. in Renewable Energy Engineering at the University of Sharjah. He later obtained his M.Sc. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Masdar Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Jehad is currently a Ph.D. candidate and his research focuses on the development of new Oxygen Evolution Reaction (OER) catalysis to achieve efficient conversion of Carbon Dioxide into useful chemical fuels and feedstocks.

Jehad Abed

Jianan Erick Huang

Erick completed his B. A. Sc in Engineering Science (Physics) from University of Toronto. During his undergraduate studies, he spent a year at Stanford as student researcher under the supervision of Prof. Hongjie Dai. He is currently a Ph. D. candidate researching the CO2 electro reduction and anodic hydrocarbon upgrading catalysis.

Jianan Erick Huang

Joao Pina

Position: Ph. D. Candidate

Email: j.pina@mail.utoronto.ca

Joao completed his B.Sc in Micro and Nanotechnology Engineering at the New University of Lisbon in Portugal. He continued with his M.Sc in Nanotechnology at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, where he worked with Prof. Mattias Hammar. His current focus is on solution-based fabrication and modeling of infrared light emitting devices based on colloidal quantum dots.

Joao Pina

Joshua Wicks

Position: Ph. D. Candidate

Email: joshua.wicks@utoronto.ca

Joshua graduated with a B.A.Sc. in Nanotechnology Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He is now a Ph.D. student in the Sargent Group and his research focuses on the development of catalysts for the conversion of carbon dioxide into useful chemicals and fuels.

Joshua Wicks

Lewei Zeng

Position: M.A.Sc. candidate

Lewei Zeng completed his B.Eng. degree in Materials Science and Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University where he worked with Dr. Liyuan Han on perovskite solar cells. He is currently a M.A.Sc. candidate with research focused on perovskite solar cells and hole transport materials.

Lewei Zeng

Luke Grater

Luke Grater

Position: M.A.Sc. candidate

Email: luke.grater@mail.utoronto.ca

Luke graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a bachelors in Materials Science and Engineering, where he was an undergraduate researcher in the Energy Materials Lab led by Prof. Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena. He is currently a M.A.Sc. candidate interested in perovskite photovoltaics.

Luke Grater

Maral Vafaie

Position: Ph. D. Candidate

Email: maral.vafaie@mail.utoronto.ca

Maral received her B.Sc. in Material Science and Engineering from Amirkabri University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Iran. Following her bachelor studies, she pursued graduate studies in Material Science and Engineering at Sharif University of Technology. She joined Sargent Group in 2018 as a Ph.D. candidate. Her current research is focused on colloidal quantum dot photovoltaics.

Maral Vafaie

Margherita Biondi

Position: Ph. D. Candidate

Email: margherita.biondi@mail.utoronto.ca

Margherita received her Bachelor Degree in Materials Science and her Master Degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy. For her master thesis project she worked at Utrecht University. She is currently a PhD candidate interested in colloidal quantum dots and photovoltaics.

Margherita Biondi

Ozan Atan

Ozan received his B.Sc. degree in Electric and Electronics Engineering at Middle East Technical University where he worked in Prof. Selcuk Yerci’s group on Solar Cell technologies and Time Domain Terahertz Spectroscopy. He is currently a M.A.Sc. candidate and member of the Sensing Group.

Ozan Atan

Peihao Li

Position: M.A.Sc. candidate

Email: ph.li@mail.utoronto.ca

Peihao received his B.Eng. degree in Materials Science and Engineering at Peking University where he worked in Prof. Shaojun Guo’s group on sodium-ion batteries. He is currently a M.A.Sc. candidate with research focused on carbon dioxide reduction reactions.

Peihao Li

Roham Dorakhan

Position: Ph.D. candidate

Email: roham.dorakhan@mail.utoronto.ca

Roham graduated from the University of Toronto with a BASc and MASc in chemical engineering. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate focusing on the electrochemical conversion of CO2 to fuels and commodity chemicals.

Roham Dorakhan

Sam Teale

Position: Ph. D. candidate

Email: sam.teale@mail.utoronto.ca

Sam completed bachelors and masters degrees in Mathematics and Physics at The University of Manchester in the UK, where he worked under the supervision of Lucio Picarillo. From 2017-2019 he worked to develop semiconductor based neutron detectors for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate interested in perovskite-based devices for use in solar cells.

Sam Teale

Sungjin Park

Position: Ph. D. candidate

Email: sungjin.park@mail.utoronto.ca

Sungjin graduated with Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from University of Minnesota, twin cities and received his master degree in chemical engineering at Pohang University of Science and Technology. Currently, Sungjin is a Ph.D. student with research focusing on carbon dioxide conversion to hydrocarbons.

Sungjin Park

Yanjiang Liu

Position: M.A.Sc candidate

Email: yanjiang.liu@mail.utoronto.ca

Yanjiang received his B.Eng. degree in Materials Science and Engineering at Peking University where he worked in Prof. Shaojun Guo’s group on electrocatalysis. He was an exchange student in University of Toronto in the winter of 2019, and did the summer research on SOEC in Sargent’s group. He is currently a M.A.Sc candidate focusing on carbon dioxide reduction reactions.

Yanjiang Liu

Yu Yan

Ph. D Candidate

Yu Yan

Yuan (Jason) Liu

Position: M.A.Sc. Candidate

Email: yuanthu.liu@mail.utoronto.ca

Yuan graduated from Tsinghua University with a B. E. degree in Materials Science and Engineering and a B. S. degree in Psychology in 2019. Yuan worked as an undergraduate research assistant in Prof. Hongwei Zhu’s lab at Tsinghua. Yuan is currently interested in LEDs and lead-free perovskites.

Yuan (Jason) Liu

Ziliang Li

Position: M.A.Sc. candidate

Email: ziliang.li@mail.utoronto.ca

Ziliang completed his B.Eng. degree in Materials Science and Engineering at Peking University where he worked with Dr. Huanping Zhou on perovskite solar cells. He is currently a M.A.Sc. candidate with research focused on next-generation machine learning inspired smart double perovskite materials.

Ziliang Li

Ziru Huang

Position: Ph. D. Candidate

Email: ziru.huang@mail.utoronto.ca

Ziru completed his BS in physics from Peking University. During his bachelor’s degree he explored the fabrication method and electron transport layer of perovskite PV. He is currently a PhD candidate interested in perovskite PV.

Ziru Huang

Technical Specialists

Damir Kopilovic

Position: Testing Optimization Specialist

Damir joined Professor Ted Sargent’s group in November 2010 as Testing Optimization Specialist. He has finished Electro-Mechanical College and holds a Bachelor degree in Agriculture Engineering from University Novi sad, Yugoslavia. He is mainly involved in repair and maintenance laboratory devices, mechanical workshop, electrical and electronic installation, testing and maintaining inventory of the laboratory supplies.

Damir Kopilovic

Elenita Palmiano

Position: Chemistry and Testing Support Specialist

Elenita joined Professor Ted Sargent’s group in June 2008 as Chemistry Support Specialist, and works with the principal scientist on the synthesis of nanocrystals. She holds a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from Far Eastern University, Philippines. Prior to U of T, Elenita worked as Research and Development Technician at IFire Technology Inc. She is mainly involved in phosphors pelletization, material synthesis and materials characterization.

Elenita Palmiano

Remigiusz Wolowiec

Position: Testing Optimization Specialist

Remigiusz received Electronics Engineering Technologist Diploma from George Brown College. He held Teachers Assistant position at GBC. Year later he joined IFire Technology electronics team wherein he worked on research and development of new age high definition display using thick-film dielectric electroluminescent technology.

Remigiusz Wolowiec

Administration

Diana Antoniades

Position: Financial Assistant

Email:diana.antoniades@utoronto.ca

Diana has worked in The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering for a number of years. Her experience as the Admissions Officer & Information Analyst and knowledge as an Administrative Coordinator help her to support the needs of such an active and large research group such as the Sargent Group. Diana has a Bachelor of Arts, (B.A.), Honours, in Health & Society and Linguistics from York University. She also has a post degree certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from The University of Toronto.

Diana Antoniades

Jeannie Ing

Nanotechnology Research Program Coordinator

Tel: 416-978-4760
Email: jeannie.ing@utoronto.ca

Jeannie previously worked in the Office of Research Services before accepting a position in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She has been working with Professor Ted Sargent and his Research Group since 2003, managing all research grants, finances, and day to day administrative needs of the Group. Jeannie is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art.

Jeannie Ing

Snezana (Ana) Kovac

Position: Financial Assistant (Currently On Secondment)

Tel: 416-946-7410
Email: ana.kovac@utoronto.ca

Ana has a wealth of experience in accounting and administration, most recently as a Revenue Accountant with Colliers International, a leading commercial real estate services firm. She also brings experience in grant applications and financial reporting from her time with a large youth choir. Ana’s work experience is complemented by a Diploma in Mathematics and Computer Programming.

Snezana (Ana) Kovac