Upcoming Events


Joan Haysom, J.L. Richards & Associates Ltd.
Solar and batteries – Designs and benefits at commercial facilities
January 15, 2024, 1 p.m.
ARC 233

Marie-Josée Gour, Université de Sherbrooke
February 5, 2024, 1 p.m.
ARC 233, MS Teams

Kelvin Prosyk, Ciena
February 26, 2024, 1 p.m.
ARC 233

Past Events


Ross Cheriton, National Research Council Canada
Advanced 3D visualization for the physical sciences: A Blender workshop for scientists
December 7, 2023
Abstract | Video
Presented in collaboration with the Department of Physics Colloquium Series.

Joshua Pearce, Western University
Leveraging open hardware to slash the costs of solar photovoltaic research
Abstract | Video
November 6, 2023

Wolfgang Guter, AZUR SPACE Solar Power, Germany
Historical and future developments of III-V technologies at AZUR SPACE
October 20, 2023

Harald Ade, North Carolina State University, United States
Morphological and mechanical stability of non-fullerene organic solar cells
Abstract | Video
September 25, 2023

Osbel Almora Rodríguez, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
From Mott-Schottky to Mott-Gurney: Challenges in the electrical response of emerging photovoltaic devices
September 11, 2023

Fernanda Trindade, University of Campinas, Brazil
Field experiences and lessons learned with the grid integration of DERs
June 26, 2023

Ian Sellers, University of Oklahoma, United States
Valley photovoltaics: A new approach towards the hot carrier solar cell
March 9, 2023
Abstract | Video
Presented in collaboration with the Department of Physics Colloquium Series.

Paul Ndione, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, United States
Performance evaluation of concentrating solar-thermal power and photovoltaic components
February 13, 2023

Gwénaëlle Hamon, Université de Sherbrooke
Photovoltaic activities in Sherbrooke: From material to system
Abstract | Video
January 16, 2023

Marianne Rodgers and Scott Harper, Wind Energy Institute of Canada
Photovoltaic research at the Wind Energy Institute of Canada
Abstract | Video
November 21, 2022

Oleg Popovsky, Enphase Energy, Inc., and Richard Birt, Ret. Captain Fire & Rescue, S.A.F.E.
The role of safety in driving towards a net-zero grid
Abstract | Video
October 3, 2022

Karin Hinzer, University of Ottawa
Photovoltaics for emerging energy systems
Abstract | Video
April 14, 2022
Presented in collaboration with the Department of Physics Colloquium Series.

Melissa Cheung, University of Ottawa
Preparing literature reviews
April 11, 2022

Matteo Cagnoni, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Passive radiative cooling of solar cells by low-cost and scalable materials
March 7, 2022

Mirjam Theelen, TNO/Solliance, The Netherlands
Sustainable solar energy
February 14, 2022

Mathieu de Lafontaine, University of Ottawa
Design, fabrication and characterization of III-V/Ge multijunction solar cells with through cell via contacts
Abstract | Video
January 17, 2022

Nicholas Gall, Canadian Renewable Energy Association
Solar PV in the Canadian context: A policy and regulatory landscape overview
Abstract | Video
December 3, 2021

Pratap Revuru, Schneider Electric
Now is the time to make your move to green energy
Abstract | Video
November 15, 2021

Melissa Cheung, University of Ottawa
Conducting an effective literature search
October 25, 2021

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

Giuseppe Marco Tina, Universita degli studi di Catania, Italy
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, France
Interfaces in halide perovskite solar cells
April 6, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Abderraouf Boucherif, Université de Sherbrooke
Integration of low cost III-V photovoltaic and optoelectronic epitaxial structures on silicon
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
February 11, 2020

Dr. Mariana Bertoni, Arizona State University, United States
Defect kinetics and reliability of silicon cells and modules
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
June 28, 2019, STEM 224, 160 Louis-Pasteur

Dr. Suzan Eren, Queen’s University
DC micro-grids: Power delivery of the future
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
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, United States
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, United States
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
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, France
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, United States
Large area inverted metamorphic ELO solar cells
August 9, 2018

Dr. Jeff Dahn, Dalhousie University
How to make a career out of floating, melting, counting and black tape
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, Japan
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, United States
Grid modernization: Challenges, opportunities, and solutions
March 16, 2018

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

Dr. Antonio Marti, Instituto de Energía Solar – Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
NSERC CREATE TOP-SET Visiting International Scholar, 2017-2018
The evolution of solar cells
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
February 9, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Summer Schools

NSERC CREATE TOP-SET 2022 Summer School
July 18-20, 2022
University of Ottawa
Invited presentation, Annick Anctil: description, video
Invited presentation, Sophie Pelland: description, video
Invited presentation, Monica Gattinger: description, video

NSERC CREATE TOP-SET Summer School 2021
July 6-9, 2021
Organized online by our University of Ottawa team
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