SUNLAB Group


 

Picture of Prof. Karin Hinzer Karin Hinzer is a Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Ottawa. She has made pioneering contributions to the experimental physics of quantum dots marked by two landmark papers in Science. She gained extensive experience in the design and fabrication of group III-V semiconductor devices while at the National Research Council Canada, Nortel Networks and then Bookham (now Oclaro). Cost reduction strategies and liaison with remote fabrication facilities strongly feature in her industry experience.

Prof. Hinzer joined the University of Ottawa in 2007 where she founded the SUNLAB, the premier Canadian modelling and characterization laboratory for next generation multi-junction solar devices and concentrator systems. Her research involves developing new ways to harness the sun’s energy. In 2010, she was the recipient of the Inaugural Canadian Energy Award with industry partner Morgan Solar for the development of more efficient solar panels. From 2010 to 2015, she was the inorganic photovoltaics co-theme leader within the Pan-Canadian Photovoltaic Research Network. In 2015, she received the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation Early Researcher Award for her contributions to the fields of photonic devices and photovoltaic systems. She is a member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada and the recipient of the University of Ottawa Young Researcher Award for 2016. Prof. Hinzer is the principal investigator of the new NSERC CREATE Training in Optoelectronics for Power: From Science and Engineering to Technology program.

Prof. Hinzer has published over 150 refereed papers, trained over 100 highly-qualified personnel and her laboratory has spun-off three Canadian companies in the energy sector. Her research interests include new materials, high efficiency light sources and light detectors, solar cells, solar modules, new electrical grid architectures and voltage converters.

 

Current Group

Karin Hinzer, Professor (ARC 345)
Trevor J. Hall, Professor (ARC 347)
Henry Schriemer, Professor (ARC 306)
Jacob Krich, Associate Professor (ARC 408)
Elena Dragomirescu, Associate Professor (CBY A111)
David Wright, Professor (DMS 5133)
Melike Erol Kantarci, Assistant Professor (SITE 5029)
Ahmad Atieh, Adjunct Professor, University of Ottawa, EECS; Director, Optical Systems, Optiwave Systems Inc., Ottawa; Associate Professor, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordany; Adjunct professor, Taibah University, Medina Munawarah, Saudi Arabia
Joan Haysom, Adjunct professor, University of Ottawa, EECS; Chief of Innovative Energy Group, J.L. Richards

Christine Couture, SUNLAB Administrator (ARC 309)
John Cook, PhD, Senior Research Associate (ARC 360)
Christopher E. Valdivia, PhD, Senior Research Scientist (ARC 360)
Javad S. Fattahi, PhD, Research Associate (ARC 360)

Matthew Wilkins, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Electrical Engineering (ARC 360)

Meghan Beattie, PhD Candidate, Physics (ARC 382)
Neda Nouri, PhD Candidate, Electrical Engineering (ARC 382)
Mikhak Samadi, PhD Candidate, Electrical Engineering (ARC 382)
Viktar Tatsiankou, PhD Candidate, Electrical Engineering (ARC 346)

Laurier Baribeau, MSc Candidate, Physics (ARC 346)
Rachel Belcher, MASc Candidate, Electrical Engineering (ARC 382)
Gavin Forcade, MSc Candidate, Physics (ARC 382)
Warren Gies, MSc Candidate, Physics (ARC 382)
Amanda Lewis, MASc Candidate, Electrical Engineering (ARC 382)
Robert Pollak, MASc Candidate, Electrical Engineering (ARC 382)
Rohit Singh Rana, MASc Candidate, Electrical Engineering (ARC 382)
Annie Russell, MASc Candidate, Electrical Engineering (ARC 382)
Kevin Shimatokahara, MASc Candidate, Electrical Engineering (ARC 385)
Erin Tonita, MSc Candidate, Physics (ARC 382)

Amina Berrada, Undergraduate, Electrical Engineering/Physics, Summer and Fall Student, Work Study, 4th year project (ARC 382)
Ahmed Jaber, Undergraduate, Electrical Engineering, 4th year project
Ras-Jeevan Obhi, Undergraduate, Physics, 4th year project
Touria Sbai, Undergraduate, Electrical Engineering, 4th year project

 

Alumni

Ross Cheriton, PhD Physics, Postdoctoral Fellow (2018)
Sanmeet Chahal, MSc Physics Candidate (2017-2018)
Philippe Martin, Visiting Undergraduate, Electrical Engineering (2018)
Anas Zurkiyeh, Undergraduate, Electrical Engineering, Summer, Fall, Winter Student, Work Study (2017-2018)
Odera Okoye, Undergraduate, Electrical Engineering, Fall, Winter Student, Work Study (2017-2018)
Rachel Belcher, Undergraduate, Electrical Engineering, 4th year project, Winter Student, Work Study (2017-2018)
Annie Russell, Undergraduate, Electrical Engineering, 4th year project (2017-2018)
Danielle Marchand,Undergraduate, Electrical Engineering, 4th year project (2017-2018)
Isa Murray, Undergraduate, Electrical Engineering, 4th year project (2017-2018)
Mohammed Shanti, Undergraduate, Electrical Engineering, 4th year project (2017-2018)

Matheus Garcia Fonseca, Visiting Undergraduate, Electrical Engineering (2017)
Maxime Rollin-Tremblay, MASc Electrical Engineering Candidate (2015-2017)
Sebastian Schaefer, Visiting MASc Candidate (2017)
Cameron Hartman, Undergraduate, Electrical Engineering, Summer Student (2017)
Emad Abyad, MASc Electrical Engineering (2017)
Noor Allami, Undergraduate, Electrical Engineering, 4th year project (2016-2017)
Shuo Han, Undergraduate, Electrical Engineering, 4th year project (2016-2017)
Zac Tsa Chun Liu, Undergraduate, Electrical Engineering, 4th year project (2016-2017)
Annie Russell, Undergraduate Electrical Engineering, Fall, Winter and Summer Student, Work Study (2015-17)
Sanmeet Chahal, Undergraduate Physics, 4th Year Project, Summer Student (2016-2017)
Pratibha Sharma, PhD Electrical Engineering (2017)
Mark Yandt, PhD Electrical Engineering (2017)

Patrick McVey White, MASc Electrical Engineering (2016)
Robert Li, MASc Electrical Engineering (2016)
Frédérick Carle, PhD Candidate, Electrical Engineering (2016)
Jason Marcil, MASc Candidate, Electrical Engineering (2016)
Yao Zhu, Mitacs Globalink Research Intern, Summer Student (2016)
Richard Beal, PhD, Visiting Researcher (2013-2016)
Ahmed Gabr, PhD Electrical Engineering (2016)
Louis Béchard, MASc Candidate, Electrical Engineering (2015-16)
Lianne de la Salle, Undergraduate Electrical Engineering, Summer Student (2016)
David Hobson, Undergraduate Physics, Summer Student (2016)
Sékou Junior Camara, Undergraduate Electrical Engineering, Fall, Winter and Summer Student (2015-16)
Joan Haysom, PhD, Senior Research and Manager of Solar Projects (2010-16)
Samuel D. Freemark, Undergraduate Electrical Engineering, Summer Student, Work Study (2015-16)
Anna Trojnar, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow (2013-16)

Sagar Kumar, Mitacs Globalink Intern, Summer Student, Work Study (2015)
Nate Bosscher, Undergraduate Computer Systems Engineering, Summer Student, Work Study (2015)
Lianne de la Salle, Undergraduate Electrical Engineering, Winter and Summer Student, Work Study (2015)
Steven Tomosk, Ebusiness/Computer Science, Winter Student, Work Study (2015)
Rodger Waldron, Undergraduate Computer Science, Winter Student, Work Study (2015)
Soleil Williams, Undergraduate Accounting, Winter Student, Work Study (2015)

Olivier Thériault, PhD Physics (2014)
Pierre Besson, Visitig PhD Candidate, INES-RDI, (2014)
Frédérick Carle, MSc Electrical Engineering (2014)
Viktar Tatsiankou, MSc Electrical Engineering (2014)
Jason Kalra, Undergraduate Economics, Work Study (2012-14)
Raphaelle Dantica, Undergraduate Conflicts and Human Rights, Work Study (2014)
Lianne De La Salle, Undergraduate Electrical Engineering, Summer and Fall Student, Work Study (2014)
Steven Tomosk, Ebusiness/Computer Science, Fall Student, Work Study (2014)
Rodger Waldron, Undergraduate Computer science, Fall Student, Work Study (2014)
Soleil Williams, Undergraduate Accounting, Fall Student, Work Study (2014)
Louis Béchard, Undergraduate Electrical Engineering, Summer Student, Work Study (2014)
Francine Proulx, SUNLAB Laboratory Manager (2010-14)

Richard Beal, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow (2010-13)
Aaron Muron, MSc Electrical Engineering (2013)
Kais Dridi, PhD Electrical Engineering (2013)
Alexandre Walker, PhD Physics (2013)
Jafaru Mohammed, MSc Electrical Engineering (2013)
Jasmin Huneault Thibodeau, Undergraduate Electrical Engineering, COOP Student (2013)
Lindsay Thompson, Undergraduate Electrical Engineering, COOP Student (2013)
Pedro Andrade, Undergraduate Electrical Engineering, Summer Student (2013)
Sara Benedet, Undergraduate Electrical Engineering, Summer Student (2013)
Frédéric Bouchard, Undergraduate Physics, Summer Student (2013)
Omid Jafarieh, Research Assistant (2013)
Matheus Moraes Biondo, Undergraduate Chemical Engineering, Summer Student (2013)
Abdessamad Benhsaien, PhD Electrical Engineering (2013)
Michael Degilio, Undergraduate Electrical Engineering, Work Study (2013)
Rana Refaey, Undergraduate Biomedical Mechanical Engineering, COOP Student (2013)
Zoe Ballantyne Heilig, Undergraduate Chemical Engineering, Work Study (2013)

Adrienne Szalamin, SUNLAB Research Office Manager (2012)
Jeffrey Wheeldon, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2008-12)
Eric Graf, Undergraduate Electrical Engineering, Work Study (2012)
Sara Benedet, Undergraduate Electrical Engineering, Summer Student, Work Study (2012)
Frédéric Bouchard, Undergraduate Physics, Summer Student (2012)
Pavel Popov, Undergraduate Electrical Engineering, Summer Student (2012)
Yuxin Huang, Undergraduate Electrical Engineering, COOP Student (2012)
Andrew Coathup, Undergraduate Physics, COOP Student (2012)
Graeme Jamieson, Undergraduate Mathematics/Stats, Work Study (2012)
Zoe Ballantyne Heilig, Undergraduate Chemical Engineering, Work Study (2012)

Eric Graf, Undergraduate Electrical Engineering (2011)
Corey Mader, Undergraduate Physics, Coop Student (2011)
Philippe Mulet, Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering, COOP Student (2011)
Bhanvandiep Tehara, Undergraduate Chemical Engineering, COOP Student (2011)
Frédéric Bouchard, Undergraduate Physics, Summer Student (2011)
Samuel Buteau, Undergraduate Physics, Summer Student (2011)
Graeme Jamieson, Undergraduate Mathematics/Stats, COOP Student (2011)
Nashed Youssef, Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering, COOP Student (2011)
Simon Chow, MSc Systems Science, (2011)

Gitanjali Kolhatkar, MSc Physics, (2010)
Paul Bitar, Summer Student & research assistant, (2010)
Allan Johnson, Summer Student & research assistant, Math/Physics, (2010)
Christopher E. Valdivia, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow & Director of Operations, SUNLAB, (2007-10)
Samuel Buteau, High-school Summer Student, (2010)
Alex McCaffrey, Summer Student, (2010)
Viktar Tatsiankou, 4th year undergraduate project student & research assistant (2008-10)
Ryan King, 4th year undergraduate project student, (2009-10)
Mark Njau, 4th year undergraduate project student, (2009-10)
Ante Bulat, 4th year undergraduate project student, (2009-10)
Hassan Teimoori, Postdoctoral Fellow, (2008-10)
Atousa Assadi-haghi, Postdoctoral Fellow (2008-10)

Florent Chagnoleau, exchange student, Telecom Bretagne, France, (2009)
Ron Millett, PhD Electrical Engineering (2009)
Alex Ip, NSERC USRA Summer Student, (2009)
Jonathan Fafard, uO Work Study (2008), NRCan Internship student, (2009)
Nina Mamaeva, 4th year undergraduate project student, Physics, (2009)
Natalya Yastrebova, PhD Electrical Engineering (2007-8)
Vijay K. Narasimhan, NRCan Internship student (2008)
Julie Nkanta, MASc Electrical Engineering (2008)
Fabien Le Jean, Coop Student, France (2008)
Julien Fernandez, Summer Student, France (2007)