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Ted Sargent

Co-Executive Director

Co-Executive Director

Chemistry, Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northwestern University

2233 Tech Drive
Mudd 4705
Evanston, IL 60208


  • Lynn Hopton Davis and Greg Davis Professor of Chemistry, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Co-Executive Director, Paula M. Trienens Institute for Sustainability and Energy



  • Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering (Photonics), University of Toronto
  • B.Sc.Eng Engineering Physics, Queen's University

Research Interests

  • Capture and utilization of CO2 to make efficient CO2-recylcing fuel CO2-sequestration materials;
  • High-efficiency solar cells including perovskite tandem solar cells;
  • Sensor development (e.g., for UV and infrared wavelengths)

Appointments and Recognition

  • Royal Society of Canada, Fellow
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Fellow
  • Canadian Academy of Engineering, Fellow
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Fellow
  • Killam Prize in Engineering, Canada Council for the Arts (2020)
  • Brockhouse Canada Prize, NSERC (2016, with Prof. Shana Kelley)
  • Steacie Prize (2012)

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