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Gregory Scholes


  • Program Co-Director
  • Bio-inspired Solar Energy




  • NSERC John C. Polanyi Award, 2013
  • Royal Society of Chemistry Bourke Award, 2012
  • Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences, 2011
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, 2009
  • Royal Society of Canada Rutherford Memorial Medal in Chemistry, 2007

Relevant Publications

  • Scholes, G.D., Fleming, G.R., Olaya-Castro, A. & van Grondelle, R. (2011). Lessons from nature about solar light harvesting. Nature Chemisty, 3(10), 763–74. DOI: 10.1038/nchem.1145.
  • Collini, E., Wong, C.Y., Wilk, K.E.,… Scholes, G.D. (2010). Coherently wired light-harvesting in photosynthetic marine algae at ambient temperature. Nature, 463(7281), 644–47. DOI:
  • Collini, E., & Scholes, G.D. (2009). Coherent intrachain energy migration in a conjugated polymer at room temperature. Science, 323(5912), 369–73. DOI: 10.1126/science.1164016
  • Scholes, G.D., & Rumbles, G. (2006). Excitons in Nanoscale Systems. Nature Materials, 5(9), 683–96. DOI:
  • Scholes, G.D. (2003). Long range resonance energy transfer in molecular systems. Annual Review Physical Chemistry, 54, 57–87. DOI:

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