I am a second year Master’s of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.) student in the Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department at Queen’s University.
I received my B.Sc. Honours in Chemical Engineering - Environmental Option at Queen’s. My research focuses on the semiconducting material 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 an effort to make Queen's University adopt solar energy.
- Solar PV potential, benefits
- Unique properties of InGaN (varying band gap with composition), its promise as a semiconducting material for PV, multi-band gap 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