Edward Sargent Environmental engineering – Energy & fuels
Edward Sargent’s research investigates the use of colloidal quantum dots to improve device performance and lower manufacturing costs. By tuning the size and properties of these semiconductor nanoparticles, photovoltaics can capture more of the sun’s energy, and infrared security cameras that can be manufactured on a large scale rather than current manual assembly methods. Additionally, his research team is interested in how nanomaterials can be used to sense the presence of disease indicators, and transform these signals into diagnostic devices.
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
Fellow of the IEEE
Fellow of the AAAS
Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering
G. Konstantatos et al, "Ultrasensitive solution-cast quantum dot photodetectors," Nature, vol. 442, no. 7099, pp. 180-183, 2006.
J. Tang et al, "Colloidal-quantum-dot photovoltaics using atomic-ligand passivation," Nat. Mater. vol. 10, no, 10, pp. 765-771, 2011.
A.H. Ip et al, "Hybrid passivated colloidal quantum dot solids." Nat. Nanotechnol., vol. 7, no. 9, pp. 577-582 2012.
M. Graetzel et al, "Materials interface engineering for solution-processed photovoltaics," Nature, vol. 488, pp. 304-312, 2012.
D. Shi et al, "Low trap-state density and long carrier diffusion in organolead trihalide perovskite single crystals," Science, vol. 347, pp. 519-522, 2015.
E. Sargent, The Dance of Molecules: How Nanotechnology is Changing Our Lives. Toronto: Penguin Group, 2005.
Program Director Bio-inspired Solar Energy
Heffernan Director Bio-inspired Solar Energy
University of TorontoDepartment of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD (Electrical and Computer Engineering) University of Toronto
BSc Eng (Engineering Physics) Queen's University
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