A passion for the environment, sport, and the outdoors brought MASc student Amandine Drew to UBC Okanagan. An accomplished scholar and athlete, Drew recently arrived at UBC Okanagan after completing her undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at Western University. There, she completed an undergraduate thesis with the Nanophotonic Energy Materials group.
Drew is among three recipients of this year’s Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Foundation Grant. Drew works alongside her supervisor Dr. Alexander Uhl at the Laboratory for Solar Energy and Fuels.
“The opportunity to combine my love for research, the environment, and the outdoors is what brought me to UBC Okanagan,” explains Drew. “Dr. Uhl’s lab provides me with an opportunity to undertake cutting-edge photovoltaic research and innovate the future of solar power.”
Drew is also the recipient of the Graduate Dean’s Entrance Scholarship and the University Graduate Fellowship.
“Amandine is a driven student who shares our desire to uncover opportunities to improve the design and optimization of solar cells,” says Uhl.
The Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Foundation seeks to contribute to fundamental research that enables a sustainable society using clean and renewable energy sources. The Foundation’s grant provides financial support to promote graduate student research in the field of clean energy at Canadian universities.
According to Drew, the grant allows her to focus her time and energy on her research. “I’m grateful for the award research, and provide a pathway for high efficiency perovskite solar cells at a low cost.”
For more information visit: http://tylerlewis.ca/2021/11/26/2021-tlcerf-grants-awarded/