Our research is in the area of materials chemistry and physics of complex, soft materials. Specifically, we are interested in electrically-active polymeric and molecular materials. We hope to elucidate the fundamental processing-structure-property relationships that govern these materials to generate design rules and guidelines for the rational synthesis of materials with tailored properties and the development of innovative processing and patterning technologies for the realization of low-cost, light weight, mechanically flexible thin-film devices, such as organic transistors and solar cells.
Currently, we are examining how specific processing conditions affect the structure evolution of organic and polymer materials, and how structure development can in turn impact applications-relevant macroscopic electrical and physical properties. Work is being carried out on functional block copolymers, solution-processable organic and polymeric conductors and semiconductors, as well as conjugated self-assembled monolayers.
|08/31/2015||Prof. Kok Keong Chong from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia, joins us through a Fulbright Fellowship - welcome Kok Keong!|
|08/03/2015||Marcos Reyes-Martinez receives a two-year Intelligence Community Post-doctoral Fellowship - congratulations, Marcos!!|
|07/24/2015||Maggie Cutlip '16 receives a PSEG Scholarship - congrats Maggie!|
|06/11/2015||Lynn Loo is proud to have led team that formalized partnership between E-ffiliates and ExxonMobil; see press release here.|
|06/02/2015||Commencement 2015! The group congratulates Tyler Tamasi '15 and Dr. Anna Hiszpanski! Best wishes on your future endeavors! We also welcome Anastasia Ivanushkina and Sally Jiao who are joining us as an Andlinger Lewis Summer Intern and a PEI Grand Challenges Summer Intern, respectively.|
|05/15/2015||Lynn Loo selected as one of 11 finalists for the Blavatnik National Awards in the Physical Science category.|
|05/15/2015||Anna Hiszpanski successfully defends; headed to Lawrence Livermore Labs after this. Congrats and best wishes, Dr. Hiszpanski!|
|03/02/2015||Dr. Marcos Reyes joins group from the Polymer Science Department at U. Mass Amherst. Welcome, Marcos!|
|03/01/2015||Petr Khlyabich, Geoff Purdum, Melda Sezen and Nick Davy present at the annual American Physical Society meeting in San Antonio!|
|02/01/2015||Jeff Register, who interned with us for two summers, was interviewed by Princeton Magazine for his participation in the NJ Governor's STEM Scholar program.|
|01/30/2015||Anna Hailey selected to present in this year's Milliken Graduate Research Symposium to be held in Spartanburg, SC April 15-17. Congratulations, Anna!|
|01/12/2015||The group welcomes Matt Volpe and Maggie Cutlip! They join Tyler Tamasi as undergraduate researchers; Tyler is completing his senior thesis while Matt and Maggie are embarking on their junior independent projects with us.|
|12/08/2014||Luisa's paper on hybrid organic-inorganic solar cells to be featured on the cover of Advanced Energy Materials!|