Members

Faculty

Guillermo Bazan

Guillermo Bazan

CPOS Director and 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.

Thuc-Quyen Nguyen

Professor
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Organic semiconducting materials for molecular electronics and optoelectronic devices.

Fred Wudl

Fred Wudl

Research Professor
Chemistry & Biochemistry, Materials

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

Postdoctoral Researchers

Piotr Hanczyc

Piotr Hanczyc

Postdoctoral Researcher

Biophotonics in material science with focus on amyloid fibrils nad DNA.

Bang-Yu Hsu

Bang-Yu Hsu

Postdoctoral Researcher

Morpholocial and interfacial controls on organic semiconductors to form long term order and preferential electronic structures toward high efficiency electronic and optoelectronic devices such as high mobility polymer transistors, light emitting transistors, and electrically-pump organic lasers.

Yuanyuan Hu

Yuanyuan Hu

Postdoctoral Researcher

Developing organic ratchet devices and understanding the device physics in them.

Seo-Jin Ko

Seo-Jin Ko

Postdoctoral Scholar

Multi-junction solar cells based on conjugated polymers.

Byoung Hoon Lee

Byoung Hoon Lee

Postdoctoral Researcher

High mobility organic field-effect transistors.

Chan Luo

Chan Luo

Postdoctoral Researcher

High mobility organic field-effect transistors.

Hung Phan

Hung Phan

Postdoctoral Scholar

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

Niva Ran

Niva Ran

Postdoctoral Researcher

Charge transfer state (CTS) and luminescence from organic solar cells.

Lijiao Ren

Lijiao Ren

Postdoctoral Scholar

Charge transport in biofilm.

Ming Wang

Ming Wang

Postdoctoral Researcher
Chemistry

Polymer solar cells and field-effect transistors.

Bing Wang

Bing Wang

Postdoctoral Researcher

Design and synthesis of conjugated oligoelectrolytes for biological applications.

Visiting Researchers

Shinuk Cho

Shinuk Cho

Visiting Scientist

Organic Electronics (Solar Cells, FETs), Materials Physics (2D materials)

Jin Young Kim

Jin Young Kim

Visisting Assistant Researcher

Polymer solar cells, colloidal quantum dot solar cells, and hybrid optoelectronic devices.

David Vonlanthen

David Vonlanthan

Visiting Scholar
Physics

Design, synthesis and processing of polymers and small molecules with focus on ionic and electronic conductivity for high-energy density and power storage.  "Low-cost" batteries and supercapacitors.

Zichao Zhang

Zichao Zhang

Visiting Student

Physical Chemistry

Chengmei Zhong

Chengmei Zhong

Junior Specialist

Ultrafast spectroscopy studies on organic materials and devices.

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.

Stephanie Fronk

Graduate Student Researcher
Chemistry

Synthesis of conjugated polymers and oligomers for organic photovoltaic and thermoelectric applications.

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
Alexander Lill

Alexander Lill

Graduate Student
Materials Chemistry

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

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.

Caitlin McDowell

Caitlin McDowell

Graduate Student Researcher
Chemistry

Characterization and structure-property relationships of organic photovoltaic materials.

Zach Rengert

Zach Rengert

Graduate Student Researcher
Chemistry, Materials

Design, Synthesis, and applications of conjugated amphiphilic block and mutliblock copolymers.

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.

Jason Seifter

Jason Seifter

Graduate Student Researcher
Physics

Charge transport and recombination kinetics of organic photovoltaics.
 

Brett Yurash

Brett Yurash

Graduate Student Researcher
Materials, Chemistry

Fundamental processes in organic semiconductor materials.

Staff

Shannon Domina

Faculty Assistant
Center for Polymers & Organic Solids

Catherine Szegda

Business Officer
Center for Polymers and Organic Solids