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Curtis P Berlinguette

Curtis Berlinguette leads a research program fully dedicated to solar energy conversion schemes, which includes the design of novel nanoscale materials for advanced solar cells, and developing economically viable ways of storing 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 II Canada Research Chair in Energy Conversion, 2008.

Alberta Ingenuity New Faculty Award, 2007.

Relevant Publications

R. D. Smith et al, "Photochemical Route For Accessing Amorphous Metal Oxide Materials For Water Oxidation Catalysis," Science, vol. 340, no. 6128, pp. 60-63, Mar. 2013.

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

K. C. D. Robson, "Atomic Level Resolution Of Dye Regeneration In The Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell," J. Am. Chem. Soc., vol. 135, no. 5, pp. 1961-1971, Jan. 2013

K. Hu et al, "Intramolecular Hole Transfer At Sensitized Tio2 Interfaces," J. Am. Chem. Soc., vol. 134, no. 20, pp. 8352-8355, May 2012.

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



Senior Fellow Bio-inspired Solar Energy


University of British ColumbiaDepartment of Chemistry and Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering


PhD (Inorganic Chemistry) Texas A&M University

BSc (Chemistry) University of Alberta



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