Science Co-Op Student of the Year: Sanmeet Chahal


We wish to extend congratulations to Sanmeet Chahal, recipient of the Faculty of Science Co-Op Student of the Year Award 2016, for his research at the SUNLAB over the summer. His project focused on the development of a fully-parameterized three-dimensional distributed circuit model for electrical simulation of multi-junction photovoltaic devices, including solar cells and photonic power converters, composed of N junctions connected electrical in-series in a vertical stack. These results have been accepted for oral presentation at Photonics West on 30 January 2016 (“20-junction photonic power converter performance under non-uniform illumination calculated by 3D distributed circuit model”, paper 10099-7) and further developments will be submitted to another leading international photovoltaic conference later this year.