Curtis P. Berlinguette



  • Fellow
  • Bio-inspired Solar Energy


  • University of British Columbia
Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering


  • Canada


PhD (Inorganic Chemistry), Texas A&M University
BSc (Chemistry), University of Alberta


Curtis Berlinguette leads a research program fully dedicated to solar energy conversion schemes,

including the design of novel nanoscale materials for advanced solar cells, and the development of economically viable ways to store solar electricity as high-density fuels such as hydrogen. His program seeks to translate fundamental laboratory discoveries at interfaces into commercially viable devices.


NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship, 2016

Strem Chemicals Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry, 2016

Canada Research Chair in Solar Energy Conversion, 2014

Calgary's Top 40 Under 40, 2012

Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, 2011

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Energy Conversion, 2008

Alberta Ingenuity New Faculty Award, 2007

Relevant Publications

Smith, R.D. et al. "Photochemical Route For Accessing Amorphous Metal Oxide Materials For Water Oxidation Catalysis." Science 340, no. 6128 (March 2013): 60–63.

Brown, D.G. et al. "Bis(Tridentate) Ruthenium-Terpyridine Complexes Featuring Microsecond Excited-State Lifetimes." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134, no. 30 (July 2012): 12354–12357.

Robson, K.C.D. et al. "Atomic Level Resolution Of Dye Regeneration In The Dye- Sensitized Solar Cell." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135, no. 5 (January 2013): 1961–1971.

Hu, K. et al. "Intramolecular Hole Transfer At Sensitized Tio2 Interfaces." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134, no. 20 (May 2012): 8352–8355.

Bomben, P.G. et al. "A Trisheteroleptic Cyclometalated Ru-Ii Sensitizer That Enables High Power Output In A Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell." Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 50, no. 45 (November 2011): 10682–10685.


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