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.

Javier Read de Alaniz

Professor in Chemistry and Biochemistry and Associate Director of the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)
Chemistry & Biochemistry

The goal of our research is to develop robust and efficient synthetic approaches to functional materials, with a focus on the design and development of light-responsive materials and development of new methods to access well-defined polymers and biomaterials.

 

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

Charge Transport and Charge Recombination; Interfaces in Organic Optoelectronics; Organic Semiconducting & Light Harvesting Materials

 

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 

 

Alex Moreland

Alex Moreland

Graduate Student Researcher
Chemistry, Materials Chemistry

Materials Chemistry

Tung Dang Nguyen

SNSF Research Fellow
Chemistry

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

 

Resume

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.

Seyeong Song

Postdoctoral researcher
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Yude Su

Postdoctoral researcher
Chemistry Department

Material chemistry and Biochemistry

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

Jirat Chatsirisupachai

Visiting Research Scientist
Center for Polymers and Organic Solids

Su Ryong Ha

Visiting Research Scientist
Center for Polymers and Organic Solids

Manufacturing high efficiency energy devices. Organic polymers, perovskite and nano crystals, which are various light absorbing materials used in solar cells.

 

Jaewon Lee

Assistant Project Scientist
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Design, synthesis and characterization of conjugated molecules 

Patchareepond Panoy

Visiting Research Scientist
Center for Polymers and Organic Solids

Shafket Rasool

Visiting Research Scientist
Center for Polymers and Organic Solids

Charge carrier dynamics and their effect on long-term stability in organic solar cells

Dong Hwan Wang

Visiting Research Scientist - Center for Polymers and Organic Solids
Distinguished Scholar, School of Integrative Engineering Chung-Ang University

Organic Electronics (Organic Solar Cells & Photodetectors),  Conducting Polymers, Nanomaterials Synthesis, Nanopattern Fabrication, & Nanotechnology (Soft Lithography).

 

Jang Woongsik

Visiting Research Scientist
Center for Polymers and Organic Solids

Design of device structure and fabrication process for efficient perovskite photovoltaics and organic photovoltaics, and organic photodetectors.

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

Samantha McCuskey

Samantha McCuskey

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

Characterization of conjugated polyelectrolytes as interfacial enhancers in bioelectronics.

Nora Schopp

Graduate Student Researcher
RWTH Aachen University, Chemistry

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

Sangcheol Yoon

Sangcheol Yoon

Graduate Student Researcher
Chemistry and Biochemistry

Characterization of organic photovoltaics

Ziyue Zhu

Ziyue Zhu

Graduate Student Researcher
Chemistry

Materials Chemistry

Staff

Elena Nicolae

Business Manager
Center for Polymers and Organic Solids

Vacant To be named

Financial/Faculty Assistant
Center for Polymers and Organic Solids