Optoelectronics (or optronics) is the study and use of electronic devices and systems that source, detect and control light. Dr. Makhsud Saidaminov, Canada Research Chair in Advanced Functional Materials, studies the chemistry and physics of various materials for potential applications in solar cells and optoelectronics.
Saidaminov and his research team aim to develop the next generation of functional materials for use in technologies like solar cells, e-ink displays and X-ray detection. They are collaborating with researchers and industry to integrate these materials into devices and commercialize new technologies. Their research will give Canada a competitive edge in emerging areas like photovoltaics and consumer electronics.