I am currently an Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering and cross-appointed in the School of Environmental Studies at Queen's University in Canada
My primary technical research concentration is in electronic device physics of solar photovoltaic cells and materials physics of photovoltaic materials. My research interests, however, also include applied sustainability and sustainable development (both in the U.S. and in developing countries), open source appropriate technology, service learning, and energy policy. I am a frequent contributor to Appropedia.org, a wiki for appropriate technology and sustainable development where my Applied Sustainability Research Group houses our open source working pages.
You can find out more about me and my work here: http://www.appropedia.org/User:J.M.Pearce