Upcoming Events

NSERC CREATE TOP-SET Seminar Series
More seminars will be added soon.

Melissa Cheung, University of Ottawa
Conducting an effective literature search
MS Teams
October 25, 2021, 1 p.m.
Registration is now closed.

Pratap Revuru, Schneider Electric
Now is the time to make your move to green energy
MS Teams
November 15, 2021, 1 p.m.

Nicholas Gall, Canadian Renewable Energy Association
MS Teams and in person (registration after November 15)
December 3, 2021, 1 p.m.

Mirjam Theelen, TNO partner in Solliance
MS Teams
February 7, 2022, 10 a.m.

Federica Cappelluti, Politecnico di Torino
MS Teams
February 28, 2022, noon

Past Events

NSERC CREATE TOP-SET Seminar Series

Miroslava Kavgic, University of Ottawa
Path to zero carbon buildings in Canada
Abstract | Video
October 4, 2021, 1 p.m.

Giuseppe Marco Tina, Universita degli studi di Catania
Photovoltaic and water: a fruitful marriage
Presentation of research activities on floating and PV/T technologies at the University of Catania
Abstract | Video
April 27, 2021

Philip Schulz, Centre national de la recherche scientifique
Interfaces in halide perovskite solar cells
Abstract
April 6, 2021

Sarah Kurtz, University of California Merced
Creating positive feedback loops to accelerate the energy transition
Abstract | Video
March 1, 2021

Lei Wu, Stevens Institute of Technology
Electricity-gas interdependency for enhancing energy sustainability and security
Abstract | Video
February 8, 2021, 1 p.m

Petar Popovski, Aalborg University
Challenges and possibilities for wireless connectivity on the path beyond 5G
Abstract | Video
January 19, 2021

Zachary Holman, Arizona State University
Perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells
Abstract
December 8, 2020

Tom Tiedje, University of Victoria
Physical limits for the efficiency of silicon solar panels
Abstract
November 17, 2020

Dr. Abderraouf Boucherif, Université de Sherbrooke
Integration of low cost III-V photovoltaic and optoelectronic epitaxial structures on silicon
Abstract
March 3, 2020
This seminar was presented in collaboration with the Department of Physics Colloquium Series

Dr. Michael Ross, Yukon College
Challenges and research in northern and remote electric power systems
Abstract
February 11, 2020

Dr. Mariana Bertoni, Arizona State University
Defect kinetics and reliability of silicon cells and modules
Abstract
January 7, 2020

Dr. Shinji Matsuo, NTT Photonics Laboratories, Japan
Advanced semiconductor lasers: Ultra-low operating energy and heterogeneous integration with Si photonics devices
Abstract | Video
December 3, 2019
This seminar was presented in collaboration with the IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer Program.

Dr. Jarno van der Kolk, University of Ottawa
Introduction to high-performance computing and parallel programming
Abstract | Video
November 19, 2019

Dr. Karen Kavanagh, Simon Fraser University
Mapping semiconductor nanowire junction potentials
Abstract | Video
October 24, 2019

Dr. David Wright, University of Ottawa
Optimizing the profitability of solar power
Abstract | Video
October 22, 2019

Dr. Martha Lenio, WWF Canada
WWF Canada’s renewable energy projects in the Arctic
Abstract | Video
October 1, 2019

Dr. Ross Cheriton, National Research Council
Advanced 3D visualization for the physical sciences: A Blender workshop for scientists
Abstract 
June 28, 2019, STEM 224, 160 Louis-Pasteur

Dr. Suzan Eren, Queen’s University
DC micro-grids: Power delivery of the future
Abstract 
April 30, 2019

Dr. Simon Watkins, Simon Fraser University
Growth of and characterization of nanowires by MOCVD: Implications for photovoltaics
Abstract | Video
April 16, 2019

Dr. Siva Sivoththaman, University of Waterloo
Colloidal quantum dots for future photovoltaic and display technologies: Addressing safety and toxicity issues
Abstract  
April 2, 2019

Tanya Kirilova Gachovska, Solantro Semiconductor Corp.
IXC2-based bridgeless totem-pole power factor correction
Abstract | Video
March 19, 2019

Dr. Ye Tao, National Research Council
Printed electronics and its role in the development of battery-free sensors
Abstract | Video
February 19, 2019

Dr. Chris Giebink, Pennsylvania State University
Concentrating sunlight without tracking the Sun
Abstract | Video
January 29, 2019

Dr. Ghada Koleilat, Dalhousie University
Advanced materials for energy conversion and sensing
Abstract | Video
January 18, 2019

Dr. Peter Bermel, Purdue University
Radiative cooling for enhanced performance and reliability of photovoltaics
Abstract | Video
December 18, 2018

Dr. Philip Poole, National Research Council
Nanostructured epitaxial crystal growth for lasers and quantum light sources
Abstract | Video
December 11, 2018

Dr. Kodjo Agbossou, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Power grid transformation and energy management trends
Abstract | Video
December 5, 2018

Dr. Oussama Moutanabbir, École polytechnique de Montréal
Group IV seminconductors: A rich platform for integrated photonics, quantum technologies, and much more
Abstract
November 29, 2018
This seminar was presented in collaboration with the Department of Physics Colloquium Series

Dr. Jean-François Guillemoles, Centre national de recherche scientifique
Do we need new concepts for solar energy conversion?
Abstract | Video
November 22, 2018
This seminar was presented in collaboration with the Department of Physics Colloquium Series.

Dr. Marziyeh Zamiri, private consultant
Antimonide-based membranes: Synthesis, integration, and strain-engineering
Abstract | Video
October 16, 2018

Dr. Rao Tatavarti, MicroLink Devices
Large area inverted metamorphic ELO solar cells
Abstract  
August 9, 2018

Dr. Jeff Dahn, Dalhousie University
How to make a career out of floating, melting, counting and black tape
Abstract
March 29, 2018
This seminar was presented in collaboration with the Department of Physics Colloquium Series.

Dr. Masakazu Sugiyama, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo,
Photovoltaics 4.0: Next-generation renewable energy systems powered by high-efficiency, low-cost photovoltaics
Abstract | Video
March 22, 2018

Dr. Jianhui Wang, Southern Methodist University / Argonne National Laboratory
Grid modernization: Challenges, opportunities, and solutions
Abstract
March 16, 2018

Dr. Zbig Wasilewski, University of Waterloo
Towards high quality InSb quantum wells and wires – A quest for topological quantum computers
Abstract
February 27, 2018

Dr. Antonio Marti, Instituto de Energía Solar – Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
NSERC CREATE TOP-SET Visiting International Scholar, 2017-2018
The evolution of solar cells
Abstract
February 22, 2018
This seminar is presented in collaboration with the Department of Physics Colloquium Series.

Dr. Tom Murad, Siemens Engineering and Technology Academy
Digitalization in industry and city infrastructure
Abstract
February 9, 2018

Dr. Maxime Darnon, Université de Sherbrooke
High efficiency solar cell fabrication for CPV applications at Université de Sherbrooke
Abstract
January 19, 2018

Dr. Mariana Bertoni, Arizona State University
Unraveling kinetics at the nanoscale: Defect engineering of thin film solar absorbers
Abstract
January 12, 2018

Dr. Tim Bender, University of Toronto
Non-fullerene electron accepting materials in organic photovoltaics: Synthesis, device engineering and lifetime assessments
Abstract
December 15, 2017

Valerie Hannah, TerraForm Power, and Geoff Wright, Brookfield Renewable
Trends in the U.S. solar sector
Abstract
December 1, 2017

Dr. Raphael St-Gelais, McGill University
Heat transfer and energy conversion using near-field thermal radiation
Abstract
September 27, 2017

Summer Schools

NSERC CREATE TOP-SET Summer School 2021
July 6-9, 2021
Organized online by our University of Ottawa team
Recordings
Keynote presentation by Gert Rietveld: description, video
Workshop on NREL System Advisory Model: description, video
Presentation on intellectual property: description, video

NSERC CREATE TOP-SET Summer School 2020
July 7-10, 2020
Organized online by our Université de Sherbrooke team

NUSOD 2019: 19th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices
July 8-12, 2019, Ottawa
Local chair: Dr. Karin Hinzer

NSERC CREATE TOP-SET Summer School 2018
May 29 to June 1, 2018
University of Ottawa

CPV-13 International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems
May 1-3, 2017 Ottawa
Chair: Dr. Karin Hinzer