March 12, 2020  |  Volume 13, Issue 13  | Previous Issues


Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering | University of Toronto

Enhanced tandem solar cells set new standard in converting light into electricity

Researchers from U of T Engineering and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) — including Professor Ted Sargent (ECE) and postdoctoral fellow Yi Hou (ECE) — have overcome a key obstacle in combining the emerging solar-harvesting technology of perovskites with silicon solar cells.

The result is a highly efficient and stable tandem solar cell, one of the best-performing reported to date.

Coronavirus Updates

The University of Toronto is continuing to monitor the situation with regard to coronavirus (COVID-19). Updates, information and resources can be found on the University of Toronto website.

Faculty Citizenship Award

Professor Cristina Amon (MIE), Dean Emerita of U of T Engineering, has received the 2020 Vivek Goel Faculty Citizenship Award.

[U of T Engineering News]

Global Engineering Week

From March 9 — 15, students at U of T Engineering and across the country will be challenged to shift their perspectives and apply their engineering knowledge to solve big-picture problems.

[U of T Engineering News]

Women in STEM

U of T Engineering alumna Huda Idrees (IndE 1T3) is among 8 Toronto women profiled for creating spaces to promote and empower women in the tech world.

[Daily Hive]

Google Faculty Research Award

Professors Scott Sanner (MIE) and Vaughn Betz (ECE) received funding for research into FPGAs and AI.

[U of T Engineering News]

Connaught Innovation Awards

From smart 'finger pads' for robots to next-generation OLED screens, six U of T Engineering researchers have received Connaught Innovation Awards to advance their promising technologies.

[U of T Engineering News]

Delays on The Canadian

"If we want people to travel by train, it needs to be the easiest, cheapest, fastest option.” — Professor Shoshanna Saxe (ChemE) comments on train travel in Canada.

[Global News]
For more stories, visit U of T Engineering News

Room bookings 

Need to book a room in a U of T Engineering building? Check out these guidelines and best practices from the Faculty and Staff Intranet Hub!

The Hub is your place to share resources and connect with others through Community Posts — our Faculty's online bulletin board.


Robert Figueiredo

Client Support Analyst, Faculty Information Technology (FIT) Office

Fun fact: Robert has been to so many heavy metal concerts, he's lost count.

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We're looking for faculty and staff members to be profiled in Meet Your Colleagues — please contact us!


March 9–15
Global Engineering Week

March 20
Deadline to apply for Medicine By Design's New Ideas Awards and Postdoctoral Awards

March 20
Deadline to submit questions for NSERC Alliance Grants Workshop

March 25
SkyDome: Open and Shut Case
Silvio Baldassarra, NORR Architects & Engineers Limited
Distinguished Lecture Series (CivMin)

March 25
Alleviating the Effects of Dry Eye
Gerald Fuller, Stanford University
Lectures at the Leading Edge (ChemE)

March 27
New Interaction Paradigms in the Age of Artificial Intelligence Human-AI Collaboration to Amplify the Mind
Albrecht Schmidt, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität
Distinguished Lecture Series (MIE)



This year's Iron Ring Ceremony took place March 7, and soon afterwards the newly obligated engineering students took to social media to show off their new hardware!

View the photo gallery on Instagram»


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