Yearly Archives: 2019


The SUNLAB goes to NUSOD

SUNLAB students and researchers attended the 19th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices last July. Watch undergraduate summer student Adam Johnston’s VLOG to learn more about their experience.


The SUNLAB goes to PVSC

SUNLAB students and researchers attended the 46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC 46) last June. Watch MSc candidate Erin Tonita’s VLOG to learn more about their experience.


SUNLAB test site up and running again

The SUNLAB test site is now operational following its move to the University of Ottawa Lees campus.  In May 2019, with the help of Morgan Solar engineers, SUNLAB students and researchers installed 2 Savanna trackers and 24 solar panels for a capacity of 7 kW. The test site will be […]


SUNLAB student wins NUSOD 2019 poster award

Congratulations to MASc electrical engineering candidate Mandy Lewis on winning the Best Poster Award at the 19th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices for her work on the “Modelling of Bifacial Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells for Arctic Applications”. NUSOD 2019 was held in Ottawa, July 8 to 12, 2019.


SUNLAB students win Area 4 poster competition at PVSC 46

Congratulations to MASc electrical engineering candidate Mandy Lewis and MSc physics candidate Erin Tonita on winning first place at the Area 4 poster competition of the 46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC 46) for their work on “Angular Dependence Of Bifacial Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells For High Latitudes”. PVSC 46 was held […]


SUNLAB at Photonics North

SUNLAB students presented results at last week’s Photonics North conference in Québec City. PhD physics candidate Meghan Beattie, MASc electrical engineering candidate Annie Russell and MSc physics candidates Gavin Forcade and Erin Tonita gave oral or poster presentations on topics including bifacial solar cells, concentrator photovoltaic systems, energy yield modeling and photonic power conversion. Former […]


SUNLAB students part of winning intramural hockey team

Congratulations to MSc physics candidates Gavin Forcade and Warren Gies, as well as MASc electrical engineering candidate Robert Pollak for winning the mixed intramural hockey tournament. Their team was one of four at the University of Ottawa’s April tournament. They won the final game 3-2.


Come visit us at Photonics North and PVSC

Come visit SUNLAB students and researchers at Photonics North in Québec City, May 21-23, 2019, and the 46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference in Chicago, June 17-21, 2019. On May 23, PhD physics candidate Meghan Beattie and MSc physics candidates Gavin Forcade and Erin Tonita will be presenting results in room […]


SUNLAB director awarded University Research Chair

Congratulations to SUNLAB director Dr. Karin Hinzer on being awarded a University Research Chair in Photonic Devices for Energy. This is the most recent in a long line of awards for Dr. Hinzer, a professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Ottawa. The […]