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The struggle for existence is the struggle for available energy.

Ludwig Boltzmann

Welcome to the Koivisto Group

and the Organic-based Renewable Energy (ORE) Research Program

Summer 2021 (Left to right, then up the stairs from right to left) - Tamara, BK, Tristan, Sahana, Anoud, Emma, Judy, Zeeniya, Anja, Pedro (+Valeria), Valeria, Anna, Tavneet, Reeda, Reese, Fiona  (missing - Anthony, Zahar, Rebecca)

Summer 2019 (left to right) - Tavneet, Camila, Saba, Tamara, Mariya, Vanessa, Timi, Reeda, Tasnim, Sahana, Sophia, Tamana, BK

group of students

Hardeep and Ben Graduate in May of 2015... And we use it as a good excuse to take a group photo!

people eating together

Out to Lunch: in June of 2014 during the CSC in Vancouver.

BK's Birthday 2014 (left to right) Burhan, Chris, Omar, BK, Maryam, Devin, Yousaf, Ben

Ramadan 2013
The gang breaks the fast with Omar and Yousaf at Lahore Tikka House (external link)  on July 30th, 2013. Good Food, great company, styrofoam dishes and a damn hot Tandoori oven for making naan.

Past Events

December 2015

  • Pacifichem 2015 and our “Artificial photosynthesis” symposium is another huge success.

October 2015

  • BK gives two research lectures on next-generation photovoltaics in Chile (Santiago and Valdivia).
  • Congrats to Ben Fisher for winning the Bob Guerriere BSc Thesis award

September 2015

  • The Koivisto group welcomes Sahana Sritharan and Ben Fischer as MSc Students. The group also welcomes Jeanette Adjei, Malek El-Aooiti & Hardeep Devgan as research associates

August 2015

  • Ryerson University and the Koivisto group host ICE 2015.

May 2015

  • Dr. Joe Gilroy (Western) and I would like to thank all of our sponsors, speakers and student winners from our symposium
  • Congrats to Yousaf on his BODIPY-Phenylacetylene paper (external link) 
  • Science Rendezvous 2015: Perfect weather and fantastic volunteers help showcase great science at Ryerson
  • The Koivisto Group welcomes Paloma Prieto (ICE exchange student; UBC), Mohammed Choudhry, and Muntaser Farooque (NSERC Engage, Ryerson) as summer research associates.

April 2015

  • Congrats to Sara Abuadas, Hardeep Devgan and Ben Fischer for successfully defending their theses. Sara is now moving on to bigger and better things at the University of Waterloo with the Schepper group.

May 2014

April 2014

October 2013

September 2013

August 2013

May 2013

April 2013

  • Congratulations Ellie Arnold (UPEI) for winning a NSERC USRA Award. Well done! Ellie will be joining us on May 6th, 2013.

March 2013

January 2013

December 2012

October 2012

September 2012

  • Welcome Devin, Yousaf and Maryam -  New graduate students join the Koivisto group
  • Welcome Nicholas and Trinh - 4th year thesis students join the group
  • Bon voyage Catherine! A huge thank you for all your hard work, and all the best in the Bender Group (external link)  at UoT.