Members

Faculty

Dr. Thuc-Quyen Nguyen

Thuc-Quyen Nguyen

CPOS Director and Professor
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Organic semiconducting materials for molecular electronics and optoelectronic devices.

Guillermo Bazan

Guillermo Bazan

Professor
Chemistry & Biochemistry, Materials

Polymer design, synthesis and processing.

Michael Chabinyc

Michael Chabinyc

Professor
Materials

Organic and inorganic materials for electronic and photonic applications

Alan Heeger

Professor
Physics, Materials

Semiconducting and metallic polymers with focus on high mobility field effect transistors and low cost “plastic” solar cells.

Dr. Alexander Mikhailovsky

Alexander A. Mikhailovsky

Optical Characterization Facility Coordinator
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Ultrafast optical spectroscopy, scanning probe microscopy, physics of nanostructures.

Lior Sepunaru

Lior Sepunaru

Assistant Professor
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Bioelectronics at the nano scale, including the study of enzyme catalysis and development of new generation of biosensors.

Yon Visell

Yon Visell

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Haptic engineering, robotics, and the mechanics and neuroscience of touch.

Vojtech Vlcek

Vojtech Vlcek

Assistant Professor
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Density functional and many-body perturbation theory; Development of stochastic many-body methods; Electronic structure of nanoscale systems

Fred Wudl

Fred Wudl

Research Professor
Chemistry & Biochemistry, Materials

Organic & Bioorganic; Materials Chemistry; Molecular Design & Synthesis; Devices, Assembly & Nanochemistry

Postdoctoral Researchers

Viktor Brus

Project Leader
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Novel doping of organic semiconductors; Generation-recombination processes in organic BHJ solar cells 

 

Seo-Jin Ko

Seo-Jin Ko

Postdoctoral Scholar

Multi-junction solar cells based on conjugated polymers.

Tung Dang Nguyen

Postdoctoral Fellow
Chemistry

functional fibers and textiles, polymer and device engineering, micro/nano fabrication and thin films

Manjunatha Reddy G N

Manjunatha Reddy G N

Research Associate
Chemical Engineering

Supramolecular assemblies, organic electronics, functional polymers, complex fluids, ion exchange resins, metal supported catalysts and organic-inorganic hybrid materials.

Yude Su

Postdoctoral researcher
Chemistry Department

Material chemistry and Biochemistry

Joachim Vollbrecht

Postdoctoral Researcher-Feodor-Lynen Fellow
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Recombination dynamics of organic photovoltaic devices 

Bing Wang

Bing Wang

Postdoctoral Researcher

Design and synthesis of conjugated oligoelectrolytes for biological applications.

Lingyun Zhou

Postdoctoral Scholar
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Synthesis and application of conjugated polymers in the field of semi-conductors

Visiting Researchers

Jaewon Lee

Visiting Assistant Project Scientist
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Design, synthesis and characterization of conjugated molecules 

Xi Liu

Visiting student researcher
South China University of Technology, Chemistry

N-doping organic semiconductor materials 

Satyapal Nehra

Postdoctoral Researcher
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Graduate Students

David Cao

David Cao

Graduate Student
Materials Chemistry

cAFM and thermoelectric devices.

Alana Dixon

Graduate Student Researcher
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Fundamental study of excitons in organic semiconductors

Zhifang Du

Zhifang Du

Graduate Student
Materials Chemistry

Understand loss mechanisms in bulk heterojunction organic solar cells with nonfullerene acceptors

Jianfei Huang

Jianfei Huang

Graduate Student
Materials, Physics

OFET and organic ratchets.

Akchheta Karki

Akchheta Karki

Graduate Student
Chemistry

Studying energetic disorder of organic solar cells 

Alexander Lill

Alexander Lill

Graduate Student
Materials Chemistry

Molecular assembly of high mobility polymers in organic field effect transistors (OFET)

Jakkarin Limwongyut

Graduate Student Researcher
Chemistry & Biochemistry, Materials Chemistry

Synthesis and molecular designs of conjugated oligoelectrolytes for whole-cell biocatalysis

Luana Llanes

Luana Llanes

Graduate Student Researcher
Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Ben Luginbuhl

Ben Luginbuhl

Graduate Student
Materials Chemistry

Understanding the causes and effects of electronic traps in organic semiconductor devices, including organic photovoltaic cells, organic LEDs, and organic field-effect transistors.

Samantha McCuskey

Samantha McCuskey

Graduate Student Researcher
Chemical Engineering, Co-advised by Rachel Segalman

Characterization of conjugated polyelectrolytes as interfacial enhancers in bioelectronics.

Alex Moreland

Alex Moreland

Graduate Student Researcher
Chemistry, Materials Chemistry

Materials Chemistry

Nora Schopp

Graduate Student Researcher
RWTH Aachen University, Chemistry

Study of charge-recombination in organic photovoltaics using non-fullerene acceptors

Martin Seifrid

Martin Seifrid

Graduate Student Researcher
Chemistry

Development of small molecules for green-solvent processable organic photovoltaic devices.

Sangcheol Yoon

Sangcheol Yoon

Graduate Student Researcher
Chemistry and Biochemistry

Characterization of organic photovoltaics

Brett Yurash

Brett Yurash

Graduate Student Researcher
Materials, Chemistry

Fundamental processes in organic semiconductor materials.

Ziyue Zhu

Ziyue Zhu

Graduate Student Researcher
Chemistry

Materials Chemistry

Staff

Gigi Binckley

Gigi Binckley

Business Manager
Center for Polymers and Organic Solids

Elena Nicolae

Financial/Faculty Assistant
Center for Polymers and Organic Solids