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I have recently graduated with a Master’s of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.) in mechanical and materials engineering with a focus in photovoltaics from Queen’s University.
I received my B.Sc. Honours in chemical engineering in the environmental stream at Queen’s. My research focused on the III-V semiconductor indium gallium nitride (InGaN) for use in photovoltaics. Additional projects include: a technical and economic analysis for a First Nations community to become completely solar powered; and a successful push to make Queen's University deploy rooftop and ground-mounted solar PV arrays.
The completed manuscript thesis entitled "Optical Characterization of Indium Gallium Nitride for Application in High-Efficiency Solar Photovoltaic Cells" is on hold until papers are published
- Solar PV potential, benefits
- Unique properties of InGaN (varying band gap with composition), its promise as a semiconducting material for PV, multi-junction solar cells
- Summary of previous InGaN work
- Procedures and equipment used for characterization of the films using:
- Solar simulator - photoconductivity
- chapters of manuscript thesis
- Explain characterization results and relate them to advantages/disadvantages for use in PV cells
- Cover any lingering problems/difficulties with creating an InGaN cell
One additional paper is under review