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 – International 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 [Scopus] over 39,000 times, and 100 of his papers have been cited >= 100 times.

Director of Research and Partnerships

Director of Research, Emerging Optoelectronic Applications

Director of Research, Technology and Innovation

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

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Dr. F. Pelayo Garcia de Arquer

Email: pelayo.garciadearquer@utoronto.ca

Pelayo holds the M.Sc. in Photonics from Barcelona Tech University; the M.Eng. in Telecommunications from the University of Oviedo; and the M.Sc. in Mathematics from UNED. He completed his Ph.D. studies at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO). He joined the Sargent group as a Connaught fellow; he works with industrial partners on research in materials science and sensing.

Dr. F. Pelayo Garcia de Arquer

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. 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 molecular electronics. He wants to use our current understanding of interface characteristics covalently grown molecular layer in order increase or modulate the performance 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. Bin Sun

Email: bin.sun@utoronto.ca

Bin received his PhD in Chemical Engineering at University of Waterloo, Ontario. His PhD research was focused on polymer semiconductor development and field effect transistor engineering in Prof. Yuning Li’s group. He is currently working on solution processed colloid quantum dots solar cell devices.

Dr. Bin Sun

Dr. Dahye Won

Email: dahye.won@utoronto.ca

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 in Sep. 2019 with an interest in CO2 reduction.

Dr. Dahye Won

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. Eui Hyuk Jung

Email: euihyuk.jung@utoronto.ca

Dr. Jung received his B.S. & Ph.D degrees in the department of Materials Science and Engineering from Seoul National University, South Korea. He worked to investigate high-performance perovskite solar cells at Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT) from 2016 to 2019. He joined the Ted Sargent group at University of Toronto as postdoctoral fellow. He researches various optoelectronic devices using organic semiconductors.

Dr. Eui Hyuk Jung

Dr. Fanglong Yuan

Email: fanglong.yuan@utoronto.ca

Fanglong received his Ph.D. degree from the College of Chemistry, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, in July 2018. His Ph.D. research interest mainly focused on the synthesis of carbon nanomaterials and their various applications for LEDs, lasers, and bioimaging. He joined Sargent group since September 2018 and he is currently working on the LED and photovoltaic devices.

Dr. Fanglong Yuan

Dr. Haijie Chen

Email: haijie.chen@utoronto.ca

Haijie Chen received his Ph.D. degree from the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2014. He was a postdoctor at Northwestern University from 2015 to 2019 in USA, investigating exploration of new quantum materials. He joined the Sargent group in Apr. 2019 and has a research interest in perovskites.

Dr. Haijie Chen

Dr. Hucheng Song

Email: hucheng.song@utoronto.ca

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 in May. 2019 with a research interest focusing on CO2 electroreduction.

Dr. Hucheng Song

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. Laxmi (Kishore) Chikula

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) Chikula

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. Min-Jae Choi

Email: minjae.choi@utoronto.ca

Min-Jae received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea, in Feb. 2017 under the co-supervision of Prof. Yeon Sik Jung and Dr. Jin Young Kim. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher from Mar. 2017 to Sep. 2017. His current research focuses on the synthesis of colloidal quantum dots and their application to optoelectronic devices.

Dr. Min-Jae Choi

Dr. 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 in Jul. 2018, with research focusing on the development of promising electrocatalysts for renewable energy and environmental innovations.

Dr. Mingchuan Luo

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. Se-Woong Baek

Email: se.baek@utoronto.ca

Se-Woong received his Ph.D. degree in EEWS (Energy, Environment, Water and Sustainability) graduate school of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 2017. He studied organic- and colloidal quantum dots-based optoelectronics devices. His current research is focusing on the developing a new class of novel photovoltaics structure, comprising both organic and colloidal quantum dots solids as an NRF project.

Dr. Se-Woong Baek

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. Sung-Fu Hung

Email: sungfu.hung@utoronto.ca

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 in 2019, and he is currently working on CO2 electroreduction to produce hydrocarbon fuels.

Dr. Sung-Fu Hung

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. 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. Yi Hou

Email: e.hou@utoronto.ca

Dr. Yi Hou is a postdoctoral fellow in the Sargent group at University of Toronto. He earned his Ph.D. in 2017 from Prof. Christoph Brabec’s group in the Department of Materials Science at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany. Afterwards, he joined the Department of Physics at University of Oxford as visiting scholar working with Prof. Henry Snaith in 2017. His research interest includes the optical and electronic properties of perovskite-based semiconductors.

Dr. Yi Hou

Dr. Yitong Dong

Email: yitong.dong@utoronto.ca

Yitong received his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from Texas A&M University in 2018 under the supervision of Prof. Dong Hee Son. His previous research was focused on hot electron generation from Mn-doped quantum dots. He joined Sargent group as a postdoctoral fellow in 2018. He is currently working on developing photovoltaics from strongly quantum confined perovskite quantum dots.

Dr. Yitong Dong

Dr. Yuan Gao

Email: yn.gao@mail.utoronto.ca

Gao Yuan 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.

Dr. Yuan Gao

Dr. Yuguang (Chris) Li

Email: yuguang.li@utoronto.ca

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 in July 2018 and is currently working on electrochemical reduction to generate renewable energy fuels.

Dr. Yuguang (Chris) Li

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. Yuhang Wang

Email: yuhang.wang@utoronto.ca

Yuhang received his PhD degree in Chemistry from Fudan University (China) in 2017. His PhD research was focused on nanomaterials for energy storage and conversion, especially for Lithium ion batteries, electrochemical water splitting and CO2 reduction. Currently, He is a postdoctoral fellow in Sargent group and working on CO2 electroreduction.

Dr. Yuhang Wang

Dr. Ziyun Wang

Email: ziyunwang.wang@utoronto.ca

Ziyun Wang did his doctoral research at the Queen’s University of Belfast under the supervision of Prof. Peijun Hu and Prof. Chris Hardacre from 2012-2017. His dissertation work focused on the rational design of catalysts. From 2017-2018, he was a postdoc researcher at Stanford University with Prof. Jens Nørskov and Dr. Thomas Bligaard. He joined Sargent group in May 2018, and he is currently working on the design of catalysts for electrochemistry application with machine learning.

Dr. Ziyun Wang

Graduate Students

Andrew Johnston

Position: Ph. D. Candidate

Email: ak.johnston@mail.utoronto.ca

Andrew graduated with a B.A.Sc in Nanotechnology Engineering from the University of Waterloo. His current research focuses on the development of new nanomaterials for use in light emission.

Andrew Johnston

Andrew Proppe

Position: Ph. D. Candidate

Email: andrew.proppe@mail.utoronto.ca

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.

Andrew Proppe

Aravind Ramaraju

Position: M.A.Sc. Candidate

Email: aravind.ramaraju@mail.utoronto.ca

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

Aravind Ramaraju

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

Chun Zhou

Position: Ph. D. candidate

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

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

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

Golam Bappi

Position: Ph. D. Candidate

Email: golam.bappi@mail.utoronto.ca

Golam completed his BASc and MASc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. During his master’s degree, he explored the use of waveguides coupled to quantum emitters for deterministic single photon interactions. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate interested in colloidal quantum dot and perovskite-based devices for light emission and solar cells.

Golam Bappi

Hao Chen

Position: IVGS

Hao Chen is a Ph.D student in ShanghaiTech University under the supervision of Prof. Zhijun Ning. His research is focused on inverted structural perovskite soalr cells fabrication. He became a visiting graduate student interested in perovskite solar cell in Sargent group from September 2019.

Hao Chen

Hinako Ebe

Position: IVGS

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

Hitarth Choubisa

Position: M.A.Sc. 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 MASc 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

James Fan

Position: Ph. D. candidate

Email: james.fan@mail.utoronto.ca

James completed his BsCH at Queen’s University with a degree in Chemistry. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate researching the development of perovskite single crystals.

James Fan

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 (EOR) catalysis to achieve efficient conversion of Carbon Dioxide into useful chemical fuels and feedstocks.

Jehad Abed

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

Koen Bertens

Position: M.A.Sc. Candidate

Email: koen.bertens@utoronto.ca

Koen 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 based photovoltaics.

Koen Bertens

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

Mingyang Wei

Position: Ph. D. Candidate

Email: mingyang.wei@mail.utoronto.ca

Mingyang received his bachelor’s degree in physics from Peking University, China. For his bachelor thesis project, he worked at Prof. Zhijian Chen`s group, studying the synthesis and optical properties of perovskite nanomaterials. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate interested in perovskite photovoltaics.

Mingyang Wei

Petar Todorovic

Position: Ph. D. Candidate

Email: p.todorovic@mail.utoronto.ca

Petar completed his Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in Nanotechnology Engineering from the University of Waterloo. During his undergraduate studies, he spent 7 months at MIT as a student researcher under the supervision of Professor Vladimir Bulovic. He is currently a Ph. D. candidate researching the photophysics and exciton transport mechanisms of novel quantum dot and perovskite materials.

Petar Todorovic

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

Ya-Kun Wang

Position: Ph. D. candidate

Email

Ya-Kun Wang received his master’s degree from Soochow University, Suzhou, China. He is currently a joint Ph.D. candidate. He did organic synthesis for organic light-emitting diodes in Soochow University for four years under the supervision of Prof. Liang-Sheng Liao. He joins Ted’s group in Sep. 2018. In Ted’s group, he will focus on optoelectronic applications in perovskite materials.

Ya-Kun Wang

Yu Yan

Position: Ph. D. candidate

Email: yvu.yan@mail.utoronto.ca

Yu received his B.S. degree in Applied Physics and Material Chemistry at the University of Science and Technology of China. He worked under the supervision of Prof. Fengjia Fan and Prof. Jie Zeng on undergraduate research projects. He started graduate studies in 2019 and is currently a Ph.D. candidate interested in carbon upgrading towards profitable chemicals via electrocatalytic hydrogenation.

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

Yuxin (Jessie) Chang

Position: M.A.Sc. Candidate

Email: yuxinjessie.chang@mail.utoronto.ca

Yuxin received her B.Sc in Materials&Nanosciences from University of Waterloo. During her undergraduate studies, she did her thesis project at Prof. Michael Tam’s group, exploring modified cellulose nanocrystals for wastewater treatment application. She joined Sargent Group in Sept 2019 to pursue research on machine learning and its application in catalyst design.

Yuxin (Jessie) Chang

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

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

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