New Publication from the SUNLAB: IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics   Recently updated !

SUNLAB has published a new paper in IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, first-authored by postdoctoral fellow Dr. Meghan Beattie. In collaboration with researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Germany, the SUNLAB team studied two highly efficient O-band photonic power converter designs, demonstrating their potential for powering […]

New Publication from the SUNLAB: Applied Physics Letters

Congratulations to SUNLAB researchers, including lead author PhD candidate Gavin Forcade, and their collaborators at Princeton University and École polytechnique de Montréal, on their newest publication which was selected as Featured in Applied Physics Letters. Waste heat is a free and abundant energy source, with 15% of global total energy […]

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 […]