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.

2nd Jinmen International Youth Scholar Synposium, Tianjin PolytechNIC University, Tianjin, China

Jillian Buriak, Bing Cao

Conference/Workshop

3-month stay at the Technical University of Munich

Aaron Kirkey

Visiting Student (outgoing)

6th International School for Materials for Energy and Sustainability, California Institute of Technology

Bing Cao

Conference/Workshop

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

Minjia Hu

Conference/Workshop

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

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

Conference/Workshop

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

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

Conference/Workshop

Directed Self-Assembly for Nanolithgraphy: Writing with Polymers

Jillian Buriak

Event

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

Jillian Buriak

Event

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

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

Conference/Workshop

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

Jillian Buriak, Erik Luber, Brian Olsen

Conference/Workshop

From Molecules to Mechanisms: Nanoscience and Self-Assembly

Jillian Buriak

Event

Functionalizing Silicon Surfaces: Mechanistic Connections Between Molecules and Interfaces

Jillian Buriak

Conference/Workshop

Functionalizing Silicon Surfaces: From Molecules to Mechanisms

Jillian Buriak

Event

Future Energy Systems Research Symposium

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

Conference/Workshop

Green Chemistry Principles of Energy Sustainability Applied to Materials for Energy

Jillian Buriak

Conference/Workshop

Invited seminar, Northwestern University, Evanston IL

Jillian Buriak

Conference/Workshop

Invited seminar, University of Pittsburgh

Jillian Buriak

Conference/Workshop

Invited seminar, University of Washington, Chemical Engineering

Jillian Buriak

Conference/Workshop

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

Jillian Buriak

Event

Invited talk: ACS national meeting, Boston

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

Conference/Workshop

Invited talk: CSC meeting

Jillian Buriak

Conference/Workshop

Keynote talk: KAIST/Korea

Jillian Buriak

Conference/Workshop

Making the Connections Between Silicon and Molecules: Mechanisms and Praxis

Jillian Buriak

Event

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

Jillian Buriak

Conference/Workshop

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

Jillian Buriak, Bing Cao, Erik Luber, Brian Olsen

Conference/Workshop

Plenary invited speaker

Jillian Buriak

Event

Plenary talk, Southeast regional ACS meeting, Georgia, USA

Jillian Buriak

Conference/Workshop

Polymers, Plasmons, and Patterns

Jillian Buriak

Conference/Workshop

Polymers, patterns, and plasmons: Localized chemistry on silicon

Jillian Buriak, Erik Luber, Brian Olsen

Conference/Workshop

Self-assembly of block copolymer nanopatterns on surfaces

Jillian Buriak

Conference/Workshop

Silicon Thin Films: Buffer Elements for Better Performance

Jillian Buriak, Sayed Nagy

Conference/Workshop

Silicon Thin Films: Buffer Elements for Better Performance

Jillian Buriak, Sayed Nagy

Conference/Workshop

The Future of the Planet Relies on Chemists

Jillian Buriak

Conference/Workshop

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

Event

2018 Ivy A Thomson and William A Thomson Graduate Scholarship

Minjia Hu

Award

AITF Graduate Scholarship

Aaron Kirkey

Award

Covestro Distinguished Lecture

Jillian Buriak

Award

Covestro Lectureship of Sustainability

Jillian Buriak

Award

E. W. R Steacie Award

Jillian Buriak

Award

Hach Lecture

Jillian Buriak

Award

MITACS Global Link Award

Aaron Kirkey

Award

Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship

Jasper Woodard

Award

Rio Tinto Alcan Award

Jillian Buriak

Award

Rio Tinto Alcan Award from the Canadian Society for Chemistry

Jillian Buriak

Award

SciFinder Scholar (USA/American Chemical Society)

Minjia Hu

Award

Top teaching assistant award, Department of Chemistry

Aaron Kirkey

Award

University of Alberta doctoral recruitment award

Aaron Kirkey

Award

Xing Da Lectureship at Peking University

Jillian Buriak

Award

ABBY-Net Summer School

Minjia Hu

Misc: Summer School

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

Jillian Buriak, Erik Luber, Brian Olsen

Conference Proceedings

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

Arthur Mar, 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

Scholarly Refereed Journal

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

Karthik Shankar, Vladimir 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

Methylammonium Cation Dynamics in Methylammonium Lead Halide Perovskites: A Solid-State NMR Perspective

Jillian Buriak, Tate Hauger

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Plexcitonics – Fundamental principles and optoelectronic applications

Karthik Shankar, Aaron Kirkey, Najia Mahdi, Ajay Manuel

Scholarly Refereed Journal

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

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Recent Advances in Bulk Heterojunction Polymer Solar Cells

Scholarly Refereed Journal

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

Scholarly Refereed Journal

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

Jillian Buriak, Jonathan Veinot, Maryam Aghajamali

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Sn–Bi–Sb alloys as anode materials for sodium ion batteries

Jillian Buriak, Erik Luber, Brian Olsen

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Triplet excitons: improving exciton diffusion length for enhanced organic photovoltaics

Karthik Shankar, Manisha Gupta

Scholarly Refereed Journal

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

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

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Understanding the Effects of a High Surface Area Nanostructured ITO Electrode on Organic Solar Cell Performance

Jillian Buriak, Bing Cao, Erik Luber, Brian Olsen, Tate Hauger

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Vapor-Phase Nanopatterning of Aminosilanes with Electron Beam Lithography: Understanding and Minimizing Background Functionalization

Jillian Buriak, Erik Luber, Brian Olsen

Scholarly Refereed Journal