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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 […]


New Publication from the SUNLAB: Communications Materials

Former SUNLAB PhD student Dr. Ross Cheriton and collaborators from McGill University, the Institut national de la recherche scientifique and the University of Michigan have demonstrated sequential two-photon current generation with sub-bandgap photons, the hallmark of intermediate band solar cell operation, through vertically stacked quantum dots in nanowires. Find more […]


SUNLAB Director Karin Hinzer Nominated Vice-Dean, Research

Congratulations to SUNLAB Director Karin Hinzer, who has been nominated Vice-Dean, Research at the Faculty of Engineering. Her appointment began on July 1, 2020 and will continue for 5 years. Professor Hinzer is the University Research Chair in Photonic Devices for Energy and a Professor at the School of Electrical […]


SUNLAB awarded NSERC SPG grant

Professor Karin Hinzer has been awarded a grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Strategic Parnership Grants for Projects program. The project, entitled “ASPIRE – Arctic Solar Photovoltaics: Innovation for Renewable Energy” is based on a long-standing collaboration between Dr. Karin Hinzer, Dr. Henry Schriemer and […]


SUNLAB students awarded scholarships

Congratulations to SUNLAB students Kayden Kaller, Mandy Lewis and Erin Tonita on receiving scholarships for 2020-2021. Both Mandy Lewis and Erin Tonita have been awarded prestigious 3-year scholarships from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Mandy has been awarded a Postgraduate Scholarship – Doctoral Program while Erin has received an […]


SUNLAB facilities reopen partially

Nous sommes heureux d’annoncer la réouverture partielle de nos laboratoires le mercredi 17 juin 2020. En raison de nouvelles réglementations universitaires liées à la COVID-19, nous fonctionnerons à 33% de notre capacité avec de nouvelles mesures de sécurité. We are excited to announce that our physical labs reopen on Wednesday, […]


SUNLAB closed due to COVID-19

Veuillez noter que les laboratoires de la plateforme technologique de recherche SUNLAB à l’Université d’Ottawa sont temporairement fermés en raison de la COVID-19. Nous continuons nos recherches et collaborations. N’hésitez pas à nous contacter par courriel. Consultez ce lien pour les coordonnées de notre personnel. The laboratories of the SUNLAB […]


Capstone group working on a smart load controller for an off-grid solar power station

The SUNLAB welcomes fourth year electrical engineering undergraduate students Magtireh Mahad, Amadou Erwan Ouedraogo, Sandy Sitamdze and Benjamin Wolf who have been working away at their capstone project since January.  They are presently designing controls and power-handling components to regulate fixed increment loads so as to balance power arriving from […]