Canada Research Chair in Nanotechnology Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering University of Toronto
Ted Sargent holds a Canada Research Chair in Nanotechnology. His investigations on the nanometer frontier are leading to a new era of inexpensive and efficient solar cells. His paint-on solar cells are transforming how we harvest the sun’s energy by tapping into invisible infrared rays to produce electricity on cloudy days.
Sargent is also Founder and CTO at InVisage Technologies, a company that is working toward bringing QuantumFilm™—an advanced image sensor technology—to market. Sargent serves as Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, where he received his PhD in 1998. He was named one of the world’s top innovators by MIT’s Technology Review in 2003 and a research leader in the Scientific American 50 in 2005. In recent years, Sargent was named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an Investigator for KAUST in Saudi Arabia, and authored a book, The Dance of Molecules: How Technology is Changing Our Lives (2005).