I’ve worked on many solar projects in Canada, but we typically didn’t have enough sun to validate our research findings. The Globalink Research Award gave me a chance to work on a solar project right under the sun and apply my conclusions to the solar simulation model.
Hailing from Mexico, where he studies Chemical Engineering at Tecnológico de Monterrey, César was introduced to Mitacs through a friend and former research intern. Upon seeing his friend’s photos and hearing stories of the research, he simply said, “I need to go to Canada!”
During my internship, I was able to make a significant and original discovery regarding the behavior of electrons in the materials used to make solar cells... My discovery will significantly aid the development of highly efficient and affordable solar cells.
Research on biofuels has taught me many different techniques that will make a huge difference in my research when I return to Brazil... This is not only because of the research itself, but also because of Canada’s cultural focus on environmental sustainability.