NSERC CREATE TOP-SET Summer School at uOttawa

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 […]

New Publication from the SUNLAB: IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics

SUNLAB has published a new paper in IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, first-authored by PhD candidate Annie Russell. This paper details a multi-year project developing a software platform called DUET (Dual-sided Energy Tracer), which calculates performance of photovoltaic modules and systems under a wide range of geometrical, electrical, and environmental conditions […]

SUNLAB at the CanREA Operations Summit

PhD candidate Annie Russell was invited to give a presentation on bifacial photovoltaics modules and systems at the CanREA Operations Summit, which took place in Toronto May 31 and June 1, 2022. See her presentation below.

New Publication from the SUNLAB: Optics Express

In a new paper published in Optics Express earlier this month, lead author PhD candidate Neda Nouri and a team of SUNLAB researchers applied numerical simulations to design and optimize single junction ultra-thin InAlGaAs photonic power converters (PPCs) for operation at the telecommunications wavelength of 1310 nm, incorporating light trapping via […]


Earlier this month, SUNLAB students and researchers attended the 49th IEEE Photovoltaics Specialists Conference in Philadelphia, PA. Postdoctoral fellows Meghan Beattie and Mathieu de Lafontaine, PhD physics candidates Erin Tonita and Gavin Forcade, PhD electrical engineering candidates Mandy Lewis and Annie Russell, MASc electrical engineering candidate Nick Anderson and our […]

SUNLAB welcomes German federal minister of education and research

SUNLAB researchers and students were delighted to meet German federal minister of education and research Ms. Bettina Stark-Watzinger and her delegates last Thursday, June 9. Ms. Stark-Watzinger visited the SUNLAB facilities where senior research scientist Dr. Chris Valdivia gave an overview of the “Artificial Intelligence Enhanced Design and Manufacturing of […]

SUNLAB students awarded scholarships

Congratulations to SUNLAB students Nick Anderson, Nicholas Dallaire and Victoria Jancowski on receiving prestigious scholarships to support their research. MASc electrical engineering candidate Nick Anderson has been awarded a Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s program. This scholarship is meant to develop trainee research skills by “supporting students who demonstrate a […]

SUNLAB winter thesis defences

Congratulations to Laurier Baribeau, Robert Pollak and Mikhak Samadi who defended their theses earlier this year! They received their diplomas this week at the spring convocation. You can now find their theses on Laurier Baribeau, MASc Electrical Engineering, Design of multi-junction solar cells incorporating silicon-germanium-tin alloys with finite-element analysis and drift-diffusion […]