Robert Godin

(He, Him, His)

Assistant Professor

Office: FIP 341
Phone: 250.807.8438

Graduate student supervisor

Research Summary

Transient absorption spectroscopy/microscopy to determine the charge carrier dynamics; carbon-based photocatalytic materials; sustainable energy production; sustainable photochemistry for water purification and chemical transformations

Courses & Teaching

Solar energy; chemical kinetics; physical chemistry; spectroscopy.


Robert joined The University of British Columbia in July 2018, after spending nearly three years in London, UK. His interests have always been rooted in photochemistry, and now he leads the Solar Energy Conversion and Spectroscopy group. Combining his love of instrumentation and careful analyses, the group is looking to develop advanced spectroscopy and microscopy techniques to gain a deeper understanding of the spatial and energetic heterogeneities in charge carrier dynamics of low cost, carbon-based photocatalysts. This knowledge allows us to understand the limitations of photocatalytic systems and establish design and preparation guidelines for the next generation of high efficiency materials. When outside of the lab, Robert enjoys taking advantage of the great outdoors, exploring the Okanagan’s wine and craft beer industries, and quietly (for now) rooting for the Montreal Canadiens.


SolarSpec: Solar Energy and Spectroscopy Group


Post-doctoral research, Imperial College London
PhD, McGill University
BSc, University of Ottawa

Research Interests & Projects

Transient absorption spectroscopy/microscopy to determine the charge carrier dynamics of materials for solar energy conversion; photochemistry and photophysics; carbon-based photocatalytic materials; sustainable energy and material production.

Selected Publications & Presentations

Google Scholar



Apologies, but no results were found.