Ted Sargent awarded Killam Prize in Engineering
University Professor Ted Sargent of the department of electrical and computer engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering has received this year’s Killam Prize for Engineering from the Canada Council for the Arts.
“This honour means a lot to me, especially when I consider all of the inspiring researchers who have held it in years past,” says Sargent. "What this award celebrates is a truly global collaboration with talented researchers dedicated to building a cleaner, more sustainable world.
“I see it as a celebration of the remarkably talented students and fellows whom I’ve had the privilege of working with in the past two decades as a faculty member in Engineering at U of T.”
Sargent holds a Canada Research Chair in Nanotechnology, and leads a large research lab dedicated to advanced materials such as quantum dots, perovskite crystals and multi-metal catalysts. Applications include light sensing, solar energy harvesting, and carbon capture and storage. His research has received more than 37,000 citations, with more than 100 of his papers cited more than 100 times.
As vice-president, international for the University of Toronto, Sargent is also responsible for strengthening and expanding U of T’s global networks and forming research partnerships with peer institutions and leading companies worldwide. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Canadian Academy of Engineering.