The NSERC CREATE TOP-SET program held its first summer school program from May 28 to June 1, 2018, at the University of Ottawa. A total of 78 participants hailing from five universities as well as the public and private sectors took part in the program which focused this year on high efficiency photovoltaics. Guest speakers included Dr. Yves Poissant from Natural Resources Canada, Dr. Kevin Schulte from the U.S. Renewable Energy Laboratory, Dr. Matthew Lumb from George Washington University & U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Dr. Stefan Myrskog from Morgan Solar, as well as NSERC CREATE TOP-SET co-investigators and collaborators.
Awards were given to the best student poster and oral presentations. Ms. D. Paige Wilson won first place in the oral presentation competition for her presentation titled “Increasing nanowire diameters for solar cell applications”. Ms. Wilson is a PhD student in engineering physics under the supervision of Dr. Ray LaPierre at McMaster University. Ms. Meghan Beattie won first place in the poster presentation competition for her poster titled “III-V multi-junction solar cells on Si substrates with a voided Ge interface layer: A modeling study”. Ms. Beattie is a PhD student in physics under the supervision of Dr. Karin Hinzer at the University of Ottawa. Congratulations to both!
Planning for the 2019 NSERC CREATE TOP-SET summer school is already under way. Watch this page for details.