About The Group
Our research combines organic-materials c synthesis chemistry with nanofabrication and self-assembly to explore new chemistry, techniques, and phenomena in electro-active materials. Our main philosophy is sustainability through simplicity: we are bridging the gap between physics, engineering, and chemistry by developing simple tools that allow for systematic studies of new molecules on the bench-top.
There are three main tools in our arsenal: 1) organic, 2) nanoskiving, and 3) self-assembled monolayers. Currently we are focusing these tools on molecular electronics, photovoltaics, and conjugated polymers.
• Molecular Electronics: We are developing new ways to contact ensembles of molecules on the micro scale, and collections of single molecules on the nanometer scale using EGaIn and Nanoskiving.
• Photovoltaics: We are investigating new ideas for the next generation of excitonic solar cells that separate light-harvesting and charge-separation architecturally.
• Conjugated Polymers: We are investigating new concepts in electrical conductivity and the role of extended conjugation in charge-transport using organic synthesis.
PhD Positions Available
We are looking for curious minds interested in developing new conjugated polymers for photovoltaic devices. If you have a background in organic synthesis and an interest in materials/photovolatics, please use the contact form to inquire for more details.