Canadian Research Groups

IOS Solid State Lighting Laboratory

The IOS houses a state of the art optical laboratory that is available to academic and industrial partners.

Prof. Z. H. Lu – University of Toronto

Prof. Lu’s group develops and studies a wire range of materials, including; thin-film organic semiconductors, organic electronic and optoelectronic materials and devices, nano-structured materials, atomic structure of surfaces and interfaces, synchrotron radiation applications, and semiconductor processing.

Prof. Suning Wang – Queen’s University

Prof. Wang’s group is interested in studying luminescent and charge-transport materials for OLEDs, photochromic and photo-responsive materials, luminescent materials as chemical sensors, the reactivity of organoboron-containing Compounds, and charge-transport materials for organic solar cells.

Prof. Hany Azis – Waterloo Univeristy

Prof. Azis’ organic optoelectronic materials  and devices laboratory conducts significant research in this new and interdisciplinary field, focusing on electroluminescent (e.g. organic light emitting devices, OLEDs) and light harvesting (e.g. organic photovoltaics, optical detection and imaging devices) applications.

Prof. Zetian Mi – McGill University

The general focuses of Prof. Mi’s research are compound semiconductor nanostructures, including quantum dots, nanowires, and nanotubes, and their applications in nanoelectronic and nanophotonic devices. Specifically, their group explores and develops epitaxial growth and fundamental properties of semiconductor nanostructures, nanowire LEDs and solar cells, quantum dot micro and nanotube photonics, DNA sensors, and nanowire transistors.

Prof. Lorne Whitehead – University of British Columbia

The Structured Surface Physics Laboratory conducts various research projects into the interaction of optical wavelength light with microstructured materials, including TIR-based reflective displays, colour studies of daylight and LEDs, Core Sunlighting system, and others.

Prof. Tim Bender – University of Toronto

Research group focused toward the design, engineering and application of new materials to create plastic/organic solar cells using an array of novel phthalocyanines pigments/crystals (organic materials known to absorb light and produce electrical charge). When used together, these materials will produce a flexible, organic solar cell capable of absorbing all of the incident radiation from the sun and increase the electrical output of the cell.

National Research Council of Canada – Institute for National Measurement Standards – Photometry and Radiometry

Internationally recognized primary standards laboratory for optical radiation measurements, calibration services, research and development.

National Research Council of Canada – Institute for Research in Construction – Lighting Subprogram

Conducts applied research into energy-efficient lighting that meets human needs.

Concordia University – Centre for Building Studies

Research towards buildings that are energy efficient, comfortable, healthy, safe, and responsive to their inhabitants.

University of Calgary – Faculty of Environmental Design

Professional education in architecture and industrial design, interdisciplinary graduate program (M.Sc., Ph.D.), research on energy-efficient buildings.

University of Prince Edward Island – Health Canada Legibility Lab

Conducts research on the effects of illumination on effectiveness of signage and other printed graphic media.