Ted Sargent is the Vice-Dean, Research, for the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering and a Professor in The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE). He also holds the Canada Research Chair in Nanotechnology.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada; of the Canadian Academy of Engineering; of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE); and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Professor Sargent’s research interests cover many areas of nanotechnology and its application to communications and computing, medicine, and tapping new energy sources. His research has been cited more than 12000 times and has been disseminated in Nature, Science, Nature Materials, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Chemistry and Nature Photonics.
Professor Sargent joined the ECE department in 1998, was promoted to Associate Professor in 2002 and to Full Professor in 2005. He served as Associate Chair, Research, for Electrical and Computer Engineering, from 2009 to 2012.
His book The Dance of the Molecules: How Nanotechology is Changing Our Lives was published in 2005 and has been translated into French, Spanish, Italian, Korean and Arabic.