Ted Sargent

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Ted Sargent is the Lynn Hopton Davis and Greg Davis Professor at Northwestern University’s Department of Chemistry and Electrical and Computer Engineering, where he focuses on renewable energy and optoelectronics. From 1998 to2022, he was a professor at the University of Toronto, where he also served as Research and Innovation Vice President. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada; the American Association for the Advancement of Science “…for distinguished contributions to the development of solar cells and light sensors based on solution-processed semiconductors;” the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers “… for contributions to colloidal quantum dot optoelectronic devices;” and the Canadian Academy of Engineering for “…ground-breaking research in nanotechnology, applying novel quantum-tuned materials to the realization of full-spectrum solar cells and ultra-sensitive light detectors. The impact of his work has been felt in industry through his formation of two start-up companies.”

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