Sargent, Ted

University Professor

PhotonicsElectronics / Biomedical


Contact Information
Phone: (416) 946-5051
Office: GB 447


Ted Sargent received the B.Sc.Eng. (Engineering Physics) from Queen’s University in 1995 and the PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Photonics) from the University of Toronto in 1998. He holds the rank of University Professor in The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Nanotechnology and also serves as the Vice-President International 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.” His publications have been cited over 27,000 times.


  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
  • Fellow of the IEEE
  • Fellow of the AAAS
  • KAUST Investigator
  • Scientific American 50
  • Canada’s Top 40 Under 40
  • MIT Technology Review TR100
  • Canadian Institute for Advanced Research top 20 under 40
  • Outstanding Engineer Award of the IEEE Canada
  • D. N. Chorafas Foundation Award
  • NSERC Silver Medal