Graduate Students

  • Amirreza Kiani

    Amirreza Kiani

    Position: Ph. D. Candidate

    Tel: 416-978-8935

    Amirreza did his bachelor in materials science at University of Tehran/Iran. He then moved to Swiss Federal Institute of Technology-Lausanne (EPFL) for his master study. After spending two years in Switzerland, he joined professor Silvija Gradecak group in MIT for his master thesis on hydrothermally grown ZnO nanowires for photovoltaic applications. His project was co-supervised by professor Fontcuberta i Morral from EPFL. Amirreza is now a PhD candidate and his focus would be on colloidal quantum dot photovoltaics.

  • Andrew Kam

    Andrew Kam

    Position: Ph. D. Candidate

    Tel: 416-978-8935

    Andrew graduated from Carleton University with a B.Eng. in Engineering Physics. His research focuses on colloidal quantum dot based optoelectronic devices.

  • Andrew Proppe

    Andrew Proppe

    Position: Ph. D. Candidate

    Tel: 416-978-8935

    Andrew completed his B.Sc in Chemistry at Concordia University in Montreal, QC. Following his undergrad, he pursued graduate studies at Princeton University under the supervision of Greg Scholes studying photosynthetic light harvesting using ultrafast optical spectroscopy and theory. He then transferred to UofT to join the Sargent group. He is currently interested in the synthesis and photophysics of CQDs and their applications in light harvesting.

  • Chengqin (Vicky) Zou

    Chengqin (Vicky) Zou

    Position: Ph. D. Candidate

    Tel: 416-978-8935

    Chengqin Zou received her Bachelor degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Tianjin University in Tianjin, China. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate with research focused on electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide to renewable fuels. In Prof. Sargent group, she’ll continue as a major goal to produce fuels via electroreduction method with inorganic nanostructures.

  • Golam Bappi

    Golam Bappi

    Position: Ph. D. Candidate

    Tel: 416-978-8935

    Golam completed his BASc and MASc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. During his master's degree he explored the use of  waveguides coupled to quantum emitters for deterministic single photon interactions. He is currently a PhD candidate interested in colloidal quantum dot and perovskite based devices for light emission and solar cells.

  • Grant Walters

    Grant Walters

    Position: Ph.D. Candidate

    Tel: 416-978-8935

    Grant received his Bachelor of Science in Nanoscience with a minor in Physics from the University of Guelph. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate researching organometallic halide perovskites.

  • James Fan

    James Fan

    Position: Ph.D. candidate

    Tel: 416-978-8935

    James completed his BsCH at Queen’s university with a degree in Chemistry. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate researching the development of perovskite single crystals.

  • Jixian (Bruce) Xu

    Jixian (Bruce) Xu

    Position: Ph. D. Candidate

    Tel: 416-978-8935

    Jixian received his Bachelor in Electrical & Optical Information Engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology, where he studied about the Electrical Design, Optical Communication and Integrated Optics. In the same place, he received the M.A.Sc. of Optical Engineering, worked on projects about laser 3D imaging and spectroscopy. He is currently a PhD candidate doing research in CQD based solar cells using novel materials and architectures.

  • Liang Gao (Highlight)

    Liang Gao (Highlight)

    Position: Ph. D. Candidate

    Tel: 416-978-8935

    Liang Gao (Highlight) received his Bachelor Degree in Optoelectronic Information Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in China. He is currently a Ph.D candidate from Prof. Jiang Tang's group in Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics (WNLO), with his research focused on infrared photovoltaic and photodetector.

  • Marc Lejay

    Marc Lejay

    Position: M.A.Sc. Candidate

    Tel: 416-978-8935

    Marc received his BASc in Engineering Physics from the University of British Columbia. For his master’s degree he is working on creating opto-electronic devices from solution processed semiconductors.

  • Mathieu Lempen

    Mathieu Lempen

    Position: International Visiting Graduate Student

    Tel: 416-978-8935

    Mathieu did his bachelor and master in Materials Science and Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL). In the framework of his master thesis supervised by Prof. Fontcuberta i Morral (EPFL), he is now computationally investigating perovskite materials for photovoltaic and light-emitting devices.

  • Mengxia Liu

    Mengxia Liu

    Position: Ph. D. Candidate

    Tel: 416-978-8935

    Mengxia Liu got her Bachelor of Degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Tianjin University (China). She is currently a PhD candidate focusing on photovoltaics and colloidal quantum dots.

  • Mingyang Wei

    Mingyang Wei

    Position: Ph. D. Candidate

    Tel: 416-978-8935

    Mingyang received his Bachelor in Physics from Peking University in China where he was under the supervision of Prof. Zhijian Chen inventing high efficiency PeLEDs. He is currently a Ph.D candidate interested in perovskite based optoelectronics.

  • Ning Wang

    Ning Wang

    Position: Ph. D. Candidate

    Tel: 416-978-8935

    Ning Wang is currently a PhD candidate in Sargent group. He has mainly prepared photoelectrochemical water splitting devices in Nankai University. His current research focus is on synthesizing oxygen evolution catalysts and CO2 reduction catalyst.

  • Olivier Ouellette

    Olivier Ouellette

    Position: M.A.Sc. Candidate

    Tel: 416-978-8935

    Olivier a complété son baccalauréat en génie physique à l'École Polytechnique de Montréal. Ses projets de recherche ont touché les composants de fibre optique, l'imagerie biomédicale, la communication en champ proche ainsi que les MEMS. Il est présentement candidat à la maîtrise et se concentre sur l'étude des CQD et des pérovskites pour des applications en photovoltaïque.

  • Petar Todorovic

    Petar Todorovic

    Position: Ph. D. Candidate

    Tel: 416-978-8935

    Petar completed his Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in Nanotechnology Engineering from the University of Waterloo. During his undergraduate studies, he spent 7 months at MIT as a student researcher under the supervision of Professor Vladimir Bulovic where he investigated novel nano-electromechanical systems for low power applications. He is currently a Ph. D. candidate researching the photo-physics and exciton transport mechanisms of novel quantum dot and perovskite materials for applications of next generation light emitting devices and photovoltaics.

  • Phil De Luna

    Phil De Luna

    Position: Ph. D. Candidate

    Tel: 416-978-8935

    Phil completed his B.Sc Chemistry at the University of Windsor where he worked with Dr. James Gauld on computational studies of enzyme catalysis. He continued with his M.Sc Chemistry at the University of Ottawa where he worked with Dr. Tom Woo on computational materials studies of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for carbon dioxide capture and storage. Phil is currently a Ph.D candidate specializing in material discovery for carbon dioxide conversion catalysts using a combined computational and experimental approach..

  • Rafael Quintero-Bermudez

    Rafael Quintero-Bermudez

    Position: Ph.D. candidate

    Tel: 416-978-8935

    Rafael completed his B.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia where he worked with Dr. Lukas Chrostowski on silicon photonics bio-sensors. He later acquired his M.Sc. in Physics, specializing in Photonics at the Friedrich-Schiller Universitat in Jena, Germany. In Jena, he studied Second Harmonic Generation enhancement by means of slow light in photonic crystals. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate interested in studying new materials for applications in light harvesting and light emission.

  • Xiwen Gong

    Xiwen Gong

    Position: Ph. D. Candidate

    Tel: 416-978-8935

    Xiwen graduated with a B.Sc degree in Materials Physics from Fudan University in Shanghai, China. She is currently a Ph.D candidate with research focused on CQD based photovoltaics.

  • Yansong Zhou

    Yansong Zhou

    Position: Ph. D. Candidate

    Tel: 416-978-8935

    Yansong received his Bachelor of Degree in Materials Chemistry from Harbin Institute of Technology China. He is currently a Ph.D candidate with research focused on developing efficient electrocatalysts for CO2 reduction.

  • Yicheng Zhao

    Yicheng Zhao

    Position: Ph. D. Candidate

    Tel: 416-978-8935

    Yicheng Zhao is a Ph.D student in Peking University, received his Bachelor in Physics from Xinjiang University in China. He is currently a Ph.D candidate in Prof. Sargent group, interested in perovskite-based optoelectronics, especially the stability improvement.

  • Zhiqin (Jancy) Liang

    Zhiqin (Jancy) Liang

    Position: Ph. D. Candidate

    Tel: 416-978-8935

    Jancy graduated with Bachelor degree in Materials Chemistry from Beijing Jiaotong University, China. She did her research on the synthesis of perovskite quantum dots in Beijing Jiaotong University. In Ted’s group, she will focuse on the optoelectronic applications in perovskite materials.