Available PhD Projects
MRes in Plastic Electronic Materials: We are now accepting applications for October 2020 entry!
The 12-month, 90-ECTS, Bologna-compliant, MRes in Plastic Electronic Materials aims to provide a thorough foundation in the science and application of plastic electronic materials.
Visit the Centre for Plastic Electronics website for more details.
PhD studentships are available for 2020 Entry
The exciting projects on offer with Prof Ji-Seon Kim in 2020 are detailed below! Please e-mail Ji-Seon Kim for more information.
|FUNDED Project JSK 1: Flexible organic and hybrid solar cells utilising new photoactive materials|
Project supervisors: Professor Ji-Seon Kim (Imperial) & Dr Diego Bagnis (CSEM Brasil)
The project has a strategic importance for Sustainable Society developing Materials for Renewable Energy, sponsored by EPSRC and Industry. The project aims to develop high efficiency and high stability flexible solar cell devices using newly developed photoactive materials. Such development will be based on fundamental understanding of the main loss mechanisms of solar cell materials and devices, with a particular focus on photophysical processes involved in the generation, trapping, and recombination of photogenerated charge carriers. We will investigate how these processes are influenced by different organic/organic and organic/inorganic interfaces formed in bulk and planar heterojunction solar cell devices.
|Project JSK 2: Energetics and Carrier Dynamics at Organic and Perovskite Interfaces for Solar Cell Applications|
To study the interfacial energetics and photogenerated charge carrier dynamics to identify the origin of performance losses in organic and perovskite solar cells.
|Project JSK 3: Printable Organic Biosensors for Noninvasive Diagnostics|
To develop printable organic biosensors fabricated from solution-processed conjugated polymers for noninvasive diagnoses of exhaled human breath with high sensitivity, responsibility and reliability.
This project will be supervised by Prof Ji-Seon Kim (Physics, Imperial College). Collaboration with Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST, Korea)
Lisa was one of the BSc project students in our group (2019/2020) working on the Photostability of Organic Photovoltaics Based on Non-fullerene Acceptors. We are very pleased to hear her research experience in our group and also congratulate her for the 1st class mark on her project!
UG student research experience in Nanoanalysis group from Lisa Winkler:
“I undertook a project in the nanoanalysis group as part of my bachelor’s project within my physics degree. Overall, it was a great experience. Professor Ji-Seon Kim and her students provided a lot of support and resources in order for me to feel comfortable with the research area, whilst also giving guidance on working and presenting results as a research student. From the beginning, I was able to work on experimental techniques, such as Raman spectroscopy, and was soon put in charge of producing such results myself. It was a steep learning curve, and whilst learning about how to measure and analyse results effectively, I had to grasp some complicated theoretical concepts underpinning the research itself. I learnt a lot in a very short space of time within the group, and I was able to contribute to a novel area of research with very important real world applications”.