Mechanical & Materials Engineering

Joshua M Pearce, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Nicol Hall, Room 328E 60 Union Street Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6 Canada
Phone: (613) 533-3369
Fax: (613) 533-6610
Email: pearce@me.queensu.ca

Renewable Energy Engineering

Professor Pearce received his Ph.D. in Materials (Engineering option) from the Pennsylvania State University. He has worked as a Physics professor at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, USA, where he coordinated both the nanotechnology and the sustainability: science and policy programs. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Queen's University in Kingston, Canada. He is also the manuscript editor for The International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering (IJSLE).

Research Interests

  • Photovoltaic Materials and Electronic Device Physics of Solar Photovoltaic Cells:
    • Hydrogenated amorphous and nanocrystalline silicon (a-Si:H, nc-Si:H)
    • Gallium nitride (GaN) and indium gallium nitride (InGaN)
    • Semiconductor defects
  • Applied Sustainability and Green Engineering:
    • Solar energy
    • Energy policy
    • Sustainable development
    • Service learning in engineering



Applied Sustainability