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uOttawa Innovates – Frontiers in Photovoltaics

Join Professor Karin Hinzer and her team from uOttawa’s SUNLAB with special guest former SUNLAB postdoctoral fellow Dr. Richard Beal from Spectrafy. The team will highlight their research in photovoltaic technologies and systems that generate energy from light, from cutting-edge photonic power transmission technology to photovoltaic system design in Canada’s […]


SUNLAB students awarded scholarships

Congratulations to SUNLAB students Gavin Forcade, Mandy Lewis, Ras-Jeevan Obhi and Annie Russell on receiving prestigious scholarships from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Both Gavin Forcade and Mandy Lewis have been awarded an Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship. This scholarship rewards top-level graduate students at […]


SUNLAB director awarded new Canada Foundation for Innovation funding

Congratulations to SUNLAB director Dr. Karin Hinzer and Centre for Research in Photonics at the University of Ottawa director Dr. Pierre Berini on being awarded new funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for their project titled “Transformative nanophotonics”. This project is one in 23 across Canada to receive […]


SUNLAB student wins Paper Award at OWPT2021

Congratulations to PhD candidate Meghan Beattie and her research collaborators from the SUNLAB and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems on winning a Paper Award at the 3rd Optical Wireless and Fiber Power Transmission Conference (OWPT) this week. Meghan presented a talk titled “Non-uniform illumination impacts on O-band InGaAsP […]


New Publication from the SUNLAB: Applied Physics Letters

SUNLAB researchers, including lead author PhD candidate Meghan Beattie, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Waterloo, recently published new results in Applied Physics Letters. They investigated the effect of growth temperature during molecular beam epitaxy on the performance of an InAlGaAs tunnel diode grown on InP and fully […]


SUNLAB awarded funding for a collaborative project with the National Research Council

Congratulations to SUNLAB director Dr. Karin Hinzer (principal investigator) and Dr. Trevor Hall (co-principal investigator) on being awarded $299,970 in funding to collaborate with the National Research Council on a project as part of the High-throughput and Secure Networks Challenge Program. Their research project on terabit optical networks based on quantum dot lasers and photonic integration […]


SUNLAB summer thesis defences

Many SUNLAB students were busy writing their theses this spring and defending them this summer. Congratulations to Rachel Belcher, Warren Gies, Mandy Lewis, Kevin Shimotakahara and Viktar Tatsiankou! These students will receive their diplomas at the fall convocation. You can now find their theses on ruor.uottawa.ca: Rachel Belcher, Fuzzy logic […]


New Publication from the SUNLAB: IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics

Earlier this summer, SUNLAB senior research scientist Dr. Chris Valdivia and SUNLAB director Dr. Karin Hinzer published new designs for multijunction solar cells by using subcell segmentation. Subcell segmentation is a method to obtain nearly ideal current-matching while employing nonideal bandgap combinations in high-efficiency multijunction solar cells. By splitting each […]