Design and synthesis of co-polymers for novel photo/electrochromic hybrid materials

SWITCH Materials is developing a revolutionary new type of film for application in SMART window technology. The proposed SWITCH film will allow windows to automatically darken when exposed to sunlight, blocking harmful Ultra Violet and Infrared Radiation and improving occupancy comfort while also providing the user the ability to, at the flick of a switch, “clear” or “bleach” the windows on lowlight days to allow natural day light through the window. This dynamic glazing technology allows for a reduction in heating and cooling loads on buildings, thereby lowering operating expenses for the building owner and subsequently reducing green house gas emissions.

Bronwyn Gillon
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Neil Branda
British Columbia