Prof. Ted Sargent

Lynn Hopton Davis and Greg Davis Professor
Department of Chemistry
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Northwestern University

Ted Sargent received the B.Sc.Eng. (Engineering Physics) from Queen’s University in 1995 and the Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Photonics) from the University of Toronto in 1998. He has held the following visiting professorships:

MIT: Visiting Professor, Nanotechnology and Photonics, in the Microphotonics Center, MIT, 2004-5

UCLA: Fulbright Visiting Professor at UCLA 2013

Berkeley: Somorjai Visiting Miller Professorship at Berkeley Fall 2017

He is at Northwestern University, where he is the Lynn Hopton Davis and Greg Davis Professor, with appointments in the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

His publications have been cited over 100,000 times, and 160 of his papers have been cited >= 160 times [all Scopus].

His book The Dance of Molecules: How Nanotechnology is Changing Our Lives (Penguin) was published in Canada and the United States in 2005 and has been translated into French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, and Arabic.

He is founder and CTO of InVisage Technologies and a co-founder of Xagenic.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada; a Fellow of the AAAS “…for distinguished contributions to the development of solar cells and light sensors based on solution-processed semiconductors;” and a Fellow of the IEEE “… for contributions to colloidal quantum dot optoelectronic devices.” He is Fellow of 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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