Ted Sargent, University of Toronto
Humankind consumes electrical power at an average annual
rate of 15 Terawatts (trillions watts). We meet this demand
primarily by burning CO2-emitting stored fossil fuels. Meanwhile,
the world’s trees, bacteria, and algae capture ten
times that amount of power from the sun through the process
of photosynthesis. Dr. Ted Sargent works with researchers
in the physical and plant sciences and with engineers to
understand Nature’s ways and find methods to capture
and store solar energy as efficiently as Nature does.
Ted Sargent holds the Canada Research Chair in Nanotechnology
at the University of Toronto, where he also serves as Vice
Dean for Research for the Faculty of Applied Science and
Engineering. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
(FRSC), Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement
of Science, and Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering
(FCAE) for his contributions to the development of solar
cells and light sensors based on solution-processed semiconductors.
He is the founder and CTO of InVisage Technologies and of
Xagenic Inc., both University of Toronto spin-offs.
Presentation will be in English.
Organized by: The Partnership Group for Science
and Engineering (PAGSE) and Mr. Joe Comartin, Deputy Speaker
of the House of Commons.
Supported by: CANARIE inc. and Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council (NSERC)
--the Speaker of the Senate
--the Speaker of the House of Commons
Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015, 7:30 am - 8:30 am (Hot
breakfast is ready by 7am)
Location: Parliamentary Dining Room, Centre
Cost: No charge to Members of the House of Commons, Senators
and Media. All others $25. Payment must be made in advance
by credit card. No refunds for cancellations after February
Registration: Please register by contacting Donna Boag,
PAGSE 613-991-6369, firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration Deadline: Monday February 23, 2015