Dr. Yoonjun Cho

Yoonjun received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Biomolecular and Chemical Engineering, Yonsei University, Republic of Korea, under the supervision of Prof. Jong Hyeok Park. His Ph.D. work was on the interfacial crystal engineering on photoelectrochemical systems. He joined the group in January 2023 with a research interest in developing high-performance electrocatalysts for industrially feasible energy production.

Dr. Yang Bai

Yang obtained his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Liverpool in 2020 under the supervision of Prof. Andy Cooper. Then he moved to Singapore as a Scientist in IMRE, A*STAR. His previous research focuses on photocatalysis and photoelectrocatalysis using the approach of high throughput. As an A3MD postdoctoral fellow in the Sargent group, he is now using high-throughput and automatic tools to accelerate the discovery of new electrocatalysts for renewable-fuel production.

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. 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. Yangning Zhang

Yangning received her Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering in May 2021 from the University of Texas at Austin under the supervision of Prof. Brian Korgel. Her previous research was focused on the synthesis and characterization of metal halide perovskite nanocrystals. She joined Sargent group as a postdoctoral fellow in September 2021, and her current research is on colloidal quantum dot photodetectors.

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. 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. 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. Muhammad (Imran) Imran

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: muhd.imran@utoronto.ca

Imran received his Ph.D. in Nanochemistry from Italian Institute of Technology in 2019, under the supervision of Prof. Liberato Manna. Then, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the same institute till December 2021. His previous research primarily centered on the syntheses of colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals and their post-synthetic structural, chemical, and surface transformations. He joined Sargent group as a postdoctoral fellow in 2021. His current research interests include the synthesis of colloidal quantum dots for light emission applications.