THE ORGANIC RENEWABLE ENERGY LAB
Koivisto Materials Consulting Inc. (KMC) is a diverse startup company incubated at Ryerson University's Science Discovery Zone (a Deep Tech Innovation ecosystem). The company has collaborated with, and supported solar cell development in the Organic Renewable Energy (ORE) Laboratory at Ryerson University for the last 2 years. In fact, KMC was spun out of the ORE lab, in order to increase agility towards innovation. KMC consists of a group of researchers driven by curiosity and passion in the renewable energy sector.
MEET THE TEAM
After finishing his BSc at the University of Waterloo (2000), and PhD at the University of Victoria (2006), Dr. Koivisto held an NSERC PDF position at the University of Edinburgh investigating the utility of molecular machines for light harvesting (2006-2008). Dr. Koivisto then joined the Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy at the University of Calgary (2008-2011). There he continued to focus his research interests by investigating the conversion of light energy into solar fuels. In 2011, Dr. Koivisto joined the Department of Chemistry and Biology at Ryerson University (Toronto, Canada). As an associate member of Ryerson’s Centre for Urban Energy, Dr. Koivisto’s work investigates the design and fabrication of dye-sensitized solar cells using bio-inspired light-harvesting dyes. Since 2011, Bryan has established a vigorous research program to better appreciate the utility of organic dyes light-harvesting. After receiving promotion to Associate Professor in 2014, Dr. Koivisto has continued to embrace mentorship and innovation in scientific discovery, and has developed a number of programs designed to promote interdisciplinary evidence-based experiential learning. As such, he was the founding Director of the Science Discovery Zone (May 2016 – May 2019); a non-traditional incubation ecosystem hosted at Ryerson University.