New materials for Photovoltaics

More energy in the form of sunlight hits terrestrial earth in one hour than is used by humanity in an entire year. The prairies are particularly rich in solar illumination; southern Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba have the best annual insolation statistics of the entire country (‘sunshine’), as shown below, and thus sunlight in the prairies represents an enormous, almost entirely untapped energy resource. This program looks to identify new materials for the capture of solar energy, and conversion to usable forms (electricity, chemical fuels). In this program, we look to discover materials made from earth-abundant elements for solar energy capture that have very low energy requirements for processing, enable highthroughput and large scale (scalable) manufacturing processes, including roll-to-roll printing, spray-coating, and others.

Chemistry of Materials Lectureship and Best Paper Award

Jillian Mary Buriak

Award

Covestro Distinguished Lecture

Jillian Mary Buriak

Award

Covestro Lectureship of Energy

Jillian Mary Buriak

Award

D. B. Robinson Lecture

Jillian Mary Buriak

Award

Doctoral Recruitment Award

Aaron Kirkey

Award

Graduate Scholarship

Aaron Kirkey

Award

GreenSTEM Entrepreneurial Fellowship

Bing Cao

Award

Hach Lectureship

Jillian Mary Buriak

Award

Ivy A Thomson and William A Thomson Graduate Scholarship

Minjia Hu

Award

Lectureship Laureate

Jillian Mary Buriak

Award

MITACS Global Link Award

Aaron Kirkey

Award

McRae Annual Lectureship

Jillian Mary Buriak

Award

Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship

Jasper Woodard

Award

Québec Centre for Advanced Materials (CQMF) Annual Lectureship

Jillian Mary Buriak

Award

Rio Tinto Alcan Award

Jillian Mary Buriak

Award

SciFinder Future Leaders

Minjia Hu

Award

SciFinder Scholar

Minjia Hu

Award

Top Teaching Assistant Award

Aaron Kirkey

Award

Travel Award

Minjia Hu

Award

Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA)

Phillip Suwan Kirwin

Award

XingDa Lectureship

Jillian Mary Buriak

Award

3-month research stay

Aaron Kirkey

Visiting Researcher (outgoing)

30th Anniversary of Chemistry of Materials - from 1989 to 2019

Jillian Mary Buriak

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

ABBY-Net Summer School

Minjia Hu

Misc: Summer School

ABBY-Net Summer School: Natural Resource Management and Energy Systems Under Changing Environmental Conditions

Minjia Hu

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Adhesion and Surface Layers on Silicon Anodes Suppress Formation of c-Li3.75Si and Solid Electrolyte Interphase

Jillian Mary Buriak, Erik Luber, Brian Olsen, Sayed Youssef Sayed Nagy

Article in professional or trade journals

Alloyed Anodes for Sodium Ion Batteries

Jillian Mary Buriak

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Alternating Silicon and Carbon Multilayer-Structured Anodes Suppress Formation of the c‑Li3.75Si Phase

Jillian Mary Buriak, Erik Luber, Brian Olsen, Sayed Youssef Sayed Nagy

Article in professional or trade journals

Beyond Thin Films: Clarifying the Impact of c-Li15Si4 Formation in Thin Film, Nanoparticle, and Porous Si Electrodes

Jillian Mary Buriak, Brian Olsen, Jasper Woodard, Sayed Youssef Sayed Nagy

Article in professional or trade journals

Bipolar Resistive Switching in Junctions of Gallium Oxide and p-type Silicon

Jillian Mary Buriak, Erik Luber, Brian Olsen, Sayed Youssef Sayed Nagy

Article in professional or trade journals

Block Copolymer Self-Assembly: From Process Optimization to Optical Properties

Doctoral Thesis/Dissertation

Challenges and Opportunities in Designing Perovskite Nanocrystal Heterostructures

Jillian Mary Buriak

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Connecting the Chemistry of Silanes and Silicon Surfaces with Radical-based Mechanisms

Jillian Mary Buriak

Other Event

Coverage, Mechanism, and Electronics Study of Si–S, Si–Se and Si–Te-bound Si(111) Surfaces Formed via UV Irradiation

Minjia Hu

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Coverage, Mechanism, and Electronics Study of Si–S, Si–Se and Si–Te-bound Si(111) Surfaces Formed via UV Irradiation

Jillian Mary Buriak, Erik Luber, Brian Olsen, Minjia Hu, Tate Hauger

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Design of Experiments & Machine Learning Applied to Organic Photovoltaics

Jillian Mary Buriak

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Design of Experiments and Machine Learning-Assisted Organic Solar Cell Efficiency Optimization

Arthur Mar, Jillian Mary Buriak, Bing Cao, Erik Luber, Brian Olsen, Tate Hauger, Lawrence Adutwum, Anton Oliynyk

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Device Engineering, Mechanism Study, and Machine-Learning-Assisted Efficiency Optimization

Jillian Mary Buriak, Bing Cao

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Directed Self-Assembly for Nanolithgraphy: Writing with Polymers

Jillian Mary Buriak

Other Event

Directed Self-Assembly to Nanopattern Surfaces: Polymers, Patterns, and Plasmons

Jillian Mary Buriak

Other Event

Effectively Exploring Parameter Space: Design of Experiments and Machine Learning-assisted Organic Solar Cell Efficiency Optimization

Arthur Mar, Jillian Mary Buriak, Erik Luber, Brian Olsen, Lawrence Adutwum, Anton Oliynyk

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Epitaxy of Incommensurate Block Copolymer Dot Arrays: Preferential Alignment and Moire Superstructures

Jillian Mary Buriak, Erik Luber, Brian Olsen

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

From Molecules to Mechanisms: Nanoscience and Self-Assembly

Jillian Mary Buriak

Other Event

Functionalized Silicon Anodes for Lithium Ion Batteries

Jillian Mary Buriak, Jasper Woodard, Sayed Youssef Sayed Nagy

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Functionalizing Silicon Surfaces: Mechanistic Connections Between Molecules and Interfaces

Jillian Mary Buriak

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Functionalizing Silicon Surfaces: From Molecules to Mechanisms

Jillian Mary Buriak

Other Event

Future Science 2019

Jillian Mary Buriak

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Green Chemistry Principles of Energy Sustainability Applied to Materials for Energy

Jillian Mary Buriak

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

How To Optimize Materials and Devices via Design of Experiments and Machine Learning: Demonstration Using Organic Photovoltaics

Arthur Mar, Jillian Mary Buriak, Bing Cao

Scholarly Refereed Journal

In-Operando Study of the Effects of Solvent Additives on the Stability of Organic Solar Cells Based on PTB 7-Th:PC71BM

Jillian Mary Buriak

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Invited seminar, Northwestern University, Evanston IL

Jillian Mary Buriak

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Invited seminar, University of Pittsburgh

Jillian Mary Buriak

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Invited seminar, University of Washington, Chemical Engineering

Jillian Mary Buriak

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Invited seminar: Materials, Molecules, & Mechanisms: The Chemistry of Silicon Surfaces and Silanes

Jillian Mary Buriak

Other Event

Invited talk: ACS national meeting, Boston

Arthur Mar, Jillian Mary Buriak, Erik Luber, Brian Olsen, Lawrence Adutwum, Anton Oliynyk

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Invited talk: CSC meeting

Jillian Mary Buriak

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Keynote talk: KAIST/Korea

Jillian Mary Buriak

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Machine-Learning and Design of Experiments-based Optimization of Organic Solar Cells

Aaron Kirkey

Master Thesis

Making the Connections Between Silicon and Molecules: Mechanisms and Praxis

Jillian Mary Buriak

Other Event

Mechanochemical Synthesis of Methylammonium Lead Mixed\textendash Halide Perovskites: Unraveling the Solid-Solution Behavior Using Solid-State NMR

Karthik Shankar, Sahil Patel, Vladimir K Michaelis, Michelle Ha, Abhoy Karmakar

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Melanin-based electronics: From proton conductors to photovoltaics and beyond

Karthik Shankar, Ehsan Vahidzadeh

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Mixing, Domains, and Fast Li-Ion Dynamics in Ternary Li–Sb–Bi Battery Anode Alloys

Jillian Mary Buriak, Vladimir K Michaelis, Amit Bhattacharya, Madhu Sudan Chaudhary

Article in professional or trade journals

Molecular Engineering and Electrochemical Characterization of Redox-active Electrolytes for Aqueous Redox Flow Batteries

Hao Wang

Doctoral Thesis/Dissertation

Nanomaterials for Energy and Life Sciences

Jillian Mary Buriak

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Optimization of Organic Solar Cell Efficiency via Machine Learning and Design of Experiments

Arthur Mar, Jillian Mary Buriak, Bing Cao, Erik Luber, Brian Olsen, Lawrence Adutwum, Anton Oliynyk

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Optimization of organic photovoltaic processing parameters: Combining machine learning and experimental design

Jillian Mary Buriak

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Optimization of organic solar cell processing parameters: Combining machine learning and experimental design

Jillian Mary Buriak, Bing Cao, Erik Luber, Brian Olsen

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Optimization of the Bulk Heterojunction of All–Small-Molecule Organic Photovoltaics Using Design of Experiment and Machine Learning Approaches.

Jillian Mary Buriak, Bing Cao, Erik Luber, Brian Olsen, Aaron Kirkey

Article in professional or trade journals

Phase Evolution in Methylammonium Tin Halide Perovskites with Variable Temperature Solid-State 119Sn NMR Spectroscopy

Karthik Shankar, Vladimir K Michaelis, Michelle Ha, Abhoy Karmakar, Guy Bernard

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Plenary talk, Southeast regional ACS meeting, Georgia, USA

Jillian Mary Buriak

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Plexcitonics – Fundamental principles and optoelectronic applications

Karthik Shankar, Aaron Kirkey, Najia Mahdi, Ajay Manuel

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Polymers, Plasmons, and Patterns

Jillian Mary Buriak

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Polymers, patterns, and plasmons: Localized chemistry on silicon

Jillian Mary Buriak, Erik Luber, Brian Olsen

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Preferentially Oriented TiO2 Nanotube Arrays on Non-Native Substrates and Their Improved Performance as Electron Transporting Layer in Halide Perovskite Solar Cells

Karthik Shankar, Ryan Kisslinger, Ujwal Thakur, Sheng Zeng, Yun Zhang, Saralyn Riddell, Ankur Goswami, Darren Dahunsi

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Pushing the boundaries of OPV optimization: a Design of experiments and machine learning treatment of the high-efficiency PM6:BTP-4Cl system

Jillian Mary Buriak, Erik Luber, Brian Olsen, Tate Hauger, Adrian Velazquez Osorio

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Reconsidering X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Quantification of Substitution Levels of Monolayers on Unoxidized Silicon Surfaces

Jillian Mary Buriak, Minjia Hu

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Redox Flow Batteries: How to Determine Electrochemical Kinetic Parameters

Jillian Mary Buriak, Erik Luber, Brian Olsen, Hao Wang, Sayed Youssef Sayed Nagy

Article in professional or trade journals

Sb\textendash Si Alloys and Multilayers for Sodium-Ion Battery Anodes

Jillian Mary Buriak

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Self-assembly of block copolymer nanopatterns on surfaces

Jillian Mary Buriak

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Silicon Thin Films: Buffer Elements for Better Performance

Jillian Mary Buriak, Sayed Youssef Sayed Nagy

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Silicon Thin Films: Buffer Elements for Better Performance

Jillian Mary Buriak, Sayed Youssef Sayed Nagy

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Size and Surface Edicts of Silicon Nanocrystals in Graphene Aerogel Composite Anodes for Lithium Ion Batteries

Jillian Mary Buriak, Jonathan G.C. Veinot, Maryam Aghajamali

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Solvent Vapor Annealing, Defect Analysis, and Optimization of Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers Using Machine Learning Approaches

Jillian Mary Buriak, Erik Luber, Brian Olsen

Article in professional or trade journals

Stabilizing Tin Anodes in Sodium-Ion Batteries by Alloying with Silicon

Jillian Mary Buriak, Erik Luber, Brian Olsen, Sayed Youssef Sayed Nagy

Article in professional or trade journals

Tailoring Morphology Compatibility and Device Stability by Adding PBDTTPD-COOH as Third Component to Fullerene-Based Polymer Solar Cells

Bing Cao

Article in professional or trade journals

The Future of the Planet Relies on Chemists

Jillian Mary Buriak

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

The Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy - the Central Role of Materials and Nanoscience

Other Event

Triplet excitons: improving exciton diffusion length for enhanced organic photovoltaics

Karthik Shankar, Bruno Luppi, Manisha Gupta

Scholarly Refereed Journal

UV-Initiated Si–S, Si–Se and Si–Te Bond Formation on Si(111): Coverage, Mechanism, and Electronics

Minjia Hu

Article in professional or trade journals

Understanding the Role of Interfacial Layers in Organic Photovoltaics

Bing Cao

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Unusual Surface Ligand Doping-Induced p-Type Quantum Dot Solids and Their Application in Solar Cells

Karthik Shankar, Hongbo Zeng, Ujwal Thakur

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Water-Soluble pH-Switchable Cobalt Complexes for Aqueous Symmetric Redox Flow Batteries

Jillian Mary Buriak, Erik Luber, Brian Olsen, Hao Wang, Sayed Youssef Sayed Nagy

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Water-Soluble pH-Switchable Cobalt Complexes for Aqueous Symmetric Redox Flow Batteries

Jillian Mary Buriak, Erik Luber, Brian Olsen, Hao Wang, Sayed Youssef Sayed Nagy

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Water-Soluble pH-Switchable Cobalt Complexes for Aqueous Symmetric Redox Flow Batteries

Jillian Mary Buriak, Erik Luber, Brian Olsen, Hao Wang, Sayed Youssef Sayed Nagy

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Water-soluble pH-switchable cobalt complexes for aqueous symmetric redox flow batteries

Jillian Mary Buriak, Erik Luber, Brian Olsen, Hao Wang, Sayed Youssef Sayed Nagy

Article in professional or trade journals

van der Waals Epitaxy of Soft Twisted Bilayers: Lattice Relaxation and Mass Density Waves

Jillian Mary Buriak

Scholarly Refereed Journal