Research in Plastic electronics has a very broad scope with many promising applications, including: displays, solar cells, transistors, biosensors and photonic devices. Despite the diversity of uses, all these applications are based on thin films of functional materials and in each case their performance is critically dependent upon the precise arrangement and packing structure of the functional molecules.

The principal research in my group focuses on this fundamental issue, seeking to understand and establish the correlation between nanostructures of functional materials and the performance of associated devices, hence to develop plastic electronics for next generation technology. Our current research is progressing towards establishing a solid science platform in the field of Nanoscale Functional Materials and Devices including organic and organic/inorganic hybrids, perovskites, nanomaterials and related applications, as well as developing novel Nanometrology for controlling and analysing these functional materials and devices.

Controlling Functional Material Nanostructures, Fabricating New Device Archiitectures and Developing Advanced Spectroscopic Techniques

  Our research is based on a collaborative endeavour ranging from material synthesis, processing, characterisation and device fabrication and measurement, which include collaborations with chemistry, physics, materials, engineering-based groups at academia and in industry.

Fully funded PhD studentships are available in Plastic Electronics for 2019 entry.

Please contact Prof Ji-Seon Kim (ji-seon.kim@imperial.ac.uk) for more details!

We are a part of the Centre for Plastic Electronics and the Centre for Doctoral Training in Plastic Electronic Materials.

Chiara in the cleanroom

Chiara working in the Chemistry Cleanroom

Group Meeting on DLTS

Group Meeting on DLTS

Inside the Solar Simulator

Inside the Solar Simulator

JSK

Ji-Seon in the office!

Joel working on the AFM

Joel working on the AFM

Matyas working on the APS

Matyas working on the APS

Saurav working in the Glovebox

Saurav working in the Glovebox

The glovebox

The glovebox

The Raman Spectrometer

The Raman Spectrometer

An array of transistor devices

An array of transistor devices

Yi-Chun and Joel doing some photoluminescence spectroscopy

Yi-Chun and Joel doing some photoluminescence spectroscopy