The NSERC CREATE TOP-SET program held its summer school at the University of Ottawa from July 18 to 20, 2022. A total of 51 participants hailing from academia, government laboratories and industry took part in the three-day program on the theme of “Getting together towards net-zero solutions”. Guest speakers from Canada and the United States discussed subjects relevant to TOP-SET trainees including photovoltaic technologies, policy, entrepreneurship and strategic thinking.
Awards were given to the best student poster and oral presentations. Ms. Paramita Bhattacharyya won first place in the oral presentation competition for her talk on “Design and fabrication of color-generating nitride based thin-film optical filters for photovoltaic applications”. Ms. Bhattacharyya is a PhD candidate in engineering physics under the supervision of Dr. Rafael Kleiman at McMaster University. Mr. Nick Anderson won the best poster presentation award. He is a MASc candidate in electrical engineering under the supervision of Dr. Henry Schriemer at the University of Ottawa. He presented a poster entitled “Probabilistic assessment of narrowband vs broadband solar irradiance temporal variability in Ottawa”. Congratulations to all!
Paramita Bhattacharyya, winner of the best oral presentation award (left), and Nick Anderson, winner of the best poster presentation (right), receive their awards from TOP-SET leader Dr. Karin Hinzer and TOP-SET collaborator Dr. Abderraouf Boucherif.