Members

Faculty

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.

Alan Heeger

Professor
Physics, Materials

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

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.

Hung Phan

Hung Phan

Postdoctoral Scholar

Investigate molecular assembly and charge transport in high-mobility polymer field-effect transistors.

Lijiao Ren

Lijiao Ren

Postdoctoral Scholar

Charge transport in biofilm.

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.

Visiting Researchers

Simon Biberger

Visiting student researcher
University of Bayreuth, Physics

Lewis Acid Adducts

Eunjeong Jeong

Eunjeong Jeong

Visiting student researcher
NARA Institute of Science and Technology, Materials Chemistry

BHJ OPVs prepared through thermal and photo-precursor approaches

Kevin Koster

Kevin Koster

Visiting student researcher
University of Groningen

Charge transport in polymer non-fullerene acceptor solar cells 

William Le

William Le

Student Intern

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 

Peter Santiago

Peter Santiago

Visiting Undergrad Researcher
Chemistry

AFM c-AFM characterization

Nora Schopp

Visiting student researcher
RWTH Aachen University, Chemistry

Photoconductive and conductive atomic force microscopy for nanoscale characterisation of organic semiconductor materials 

Graduate Students

David Cao

David Cao

Graduate Student
Materials Chemistry

cAFM and thermoelectric devices.

Michael Ford

Michael Ford

Graduate Student Researcher
Materials

Device and structural characterization of aligned and multicomponent semiconductor systems.

Jianfei Huang

Jianfei Huang

Graduate Student
Materials, Physics

OFET and organic ratchets.

Michael Hughes

Graduate Student
Materials, Chemistry

Processing and characterization of organic solar cells.

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

Katie Rosenthal

Katie Rosenthal

Graduate Student
Physical Chemistry

Characterization of organic photovoltaics.

Martin Seifrid

Martin Seifrid

Graduate Student Researcher
Chemistry

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

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

Levi Garretson

Financial/Faculty Assistant
Center for Polymers and Organic Solids