A3MD Principal Investigator
University Professor
University of Toronto

Prof. Ted Sargent


Ted Sargent received the B.Sc.Eng. (Engineering Physics) from Queen’s University in 1995 and the Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Photonics) from the University of Toronto in 1998. He has held the following visiting professorships:

MIT: Visiting Professor, Nanotechnology and Photonics, in the Microphotonics Center, MIT, 2004-5

UCLA: Fulbright Visiting Professor at UCLA 2013

Berkeley: Somorjai Visiting Miller Professorship at Berkeley Fall 2017

He holds the rank of University Professor in the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Nanotechnology and also serves as Vice-President, Research and Innovation, and Strategic Initiatives for the University of Toronto.

His book The Dance of Molecules: How Nanotechnology is Changing Our Lives (Penguin) was published in Canada and the United States in 2005 and has been translated into French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, and Arabic.

He is founder and CTO of InVisage Technologies and a co-founder of Xagenic.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada; a Fellow of the AAAS “…for distinguished contributions to the development of solar cells and light sensors based on solution-processed semiconductors;” and a Fellow of the IEEE “… for contributions to colloidal quantum dot optoelectronic devices.” He is Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering for “…ground-breaking research in nanotechnology, applying novel quantum-tuned materials to the realization of full-spectrum solar cells and ultra sensitive light detectors. The impact of his work has been felt in industry through his formation of two start-up companies.”

His publications have been cited [Scopus] over 50,000 times, and 110 of his papers have been cited >= 110 times.

Selected Publications

Accelerated discovery of CO2 electrocatalysts using active machine learning

Authors: M. Zhong, K. Tran, Y. Min, C. Wang, Z. Wang, C. T. Dinh, P. De Luna, Z. Yu, A. S. Rasouli, P. Brodersen, S. Sun, O. Voznyy, C. S. Tan, M. Askerka, F. Che, M. Liu, A. Seifitokaldani, Y. Pang, S. C. Lo, A. Ip, Z. Ulissi, E. H. Sargent

Journal/DOI: Nature, DOI:10.1038/s41586-020-2242-8
Year: 2020

Machine-learning-accelerated perovskite crystallization

Authors: J. Kirman, A. Johnston, D. A. Kuntz, M. Askerka. Y. Gao, P. Todorovic, D. Ma, G. G. Prive, E. H. Sargent
Journal/DOI: Matter, DOI:10.1016/j.matt.2020.02.012
Year: 2020

Molecular tuning of CO2-to-ethylene conversion

Authors: F. Li, A. Thevenon, A. Rosas-Hernandez, Z. Wang, Y. Li, C. M. Gabardo, A. Ozden, C. T. Dinh, J. Li, Y. Wang, J. P. Edwards, Y. Xu, C. McCallum, L. Tao, Z. Liang, M. Luo, X. Wang, H. Li, C. P. O’Brien, C. S. Tan, D. Mam, R. Quintero-Bermudez, T. Zhuang, Y. C. Li, Z. Han, R. David Britt, D. Sinton, T. Agapie, J. C. Peters, E. H. Sargent
Journal/DOI: Nature, DOI:10.1038/s41586-019-1782-2
Year: 2019