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Welcome to Katia Pagano who will be joining our group in October.
We had 60 undergraduate students from South China University of Technology visit Imperial for a lab tour of the Nanoanalysis and EXSS labs followed by a talk on our research.
Congratulations to Hao on publishing his paper "Efficient charge carrier injection and balance achieved by low electrochemical doping in solution-processed polymer light-emitting diodes” in Advanced Functional Materials.
Matyas and Joel gave talks about their time in Korea and Brazil as part of on the International Exchange Programme to launch the next wave of exchanges for the coming year.
Saurav presented his paper on the burn-in degradation of OPV solar cells at the inaugaural Solar Materials Journal Club.
Ella, Katie and Joel presented posters at this years Post Graduate Research Physics Symposium.
Mátyás, Saurav and Hao presented talks at this years Post Graduate Research Physics Symposium.
Mátyás presented his work on the energy level tuning of perovskite layers at Perovskite Solar and Optoelectronics Day at the University of Oxford.
Katie and Ella attended a Science Communication: What’s the Story course at the Royal Institution were they learnt about storytelling in science.
Chiara and Amber went to visit the new Chemistry cleanroom in White City to make OPVs as part of their MRes.
Chun and Katie attended Metrology and Standardisation for Scanning Probe Microscopy at NPL run by group alumni Seb Wood.
The CPE Symposium was concluded by an interesting talk by Jess Wade on The origins of circularly polarised luminescence in polymer light emitting diodes.
Many Nanoanalysis group members presented posters at the CPE Annual Symposium 2019 including Joel presenting his work on placement in csem brasil.
Ji Seon presented a talk on Molecular Physics - A Critical Tool for Energy and Healthcare Materials at the CPE Annual Symposium 2019
While in Budapest, we visited the Centre for Colloid Chemistry at Budapest University of Technology and Economics where we had a talk and a lab tour.
On the final day of the Hybrid Electronics workshop, we hosted a journal club where we looked at recent review papers covering our groups main research activities, OPV, OPD, perovskite and biosensing.
As a team building activity, we had an escape room where both teams escaped with 8 and 10 minutes left on the clock.
The scientific programme of the workshop consisted of members talks detailing the ongoing work in terms of the papers to publish or thesis chapters.
The Nanoanalysis group went to Budapest for the 3rd Hybrid Electronics Project Workshop
Joel has spent 10 weeks with CSEM Brasil in the city of Belo Horizonte, he investigated organic photovoltaics (OPV) for low-light applications.
Welcome to our new Post Doc, Gabseok Seo. He as joined the Nanoanlysis group in May to work in Organic and Hybrid Electronic Materials and Devices
Congratulations to Ella, Katie and Tim on graduating with their MRes in Plastic Electronics
Saurav completed a 1-week experiments/discussion program in Samsung R&D Department (South Korea). “It was a unique experience, albeit just a week, in working on such a leading industrial giant”.
Today Joel starts a 10 week placement with his industrial sponsor CSEM Brasil. We look forward to hearing about all the exiting work he does during his time there.
This week the CPE hosted the second workshop between Imperial College and Tokyo Tech on electronic plastic, organic and hybrid materials. There were many great talks from both Imperial and Tokyo Tech academics on a variety of interesting topics.
The Plastic Electronics Centre for Doctoral Training is delighted to welcome academics from Tokyo Institute of Technology for the second plastic electronics workshop between Tokyo Tech and Imperial on the 4th March.
Congratulations to Joel on publishing his paper "Twist and Degrade—Impact of Molecular Structure on the Photostability of Nonfullerene Acceptors and Their Photovoltaic Blends" in Advanced Energy Materials.
Nanoanalysis were pleased to welcome Mary Erskine school to visit Imperial College. The girls were given talks and demonstrations from many wonderful researchers in Physics, Materials and Electrical and Electronic Engineering. A particular favourite was the first response medical drone, MediAI.
Congratulations to Sebastian Wood who has published an article in the January issue of Physics World investigating the scientific principles of a miracle in "Recipe for a miracle"
Congratulations to Saurav on the publication of his paper, “Impact of Initial Bulk‐Heterojunction Morphology on Operational Stability of Polymer:Fullerene Photovoltaic Cells” in Advanced Materials Interfaces.
Ji Seon, Saurav, Ella and Katie started the year with a trip to Bergün in Switzerland for the CPE Winter School.
There they attended many interesting lectures including one by Ji Seon highlighting the group's recent paper on Impact of Molecular Order on Polaron Formation in Conjugated Polymers. They also gave their own talks, made group project tutorial videos and enjoyed getting out in the snow.
Congratulations to Saurav his teams winning video presentations and Ella for second prize in the student talks.
Congratulations to Jess, who has been recognised as one of Nature's 10 people who mattered in 2018.
The Nanoanalysis held their annual Christmas get together with current members and alumi. This year, we enjoyed a round of crazy golf followed by a Thai meal.
Congratulaions to James Nightingale on the publication of his paper in JPCC: Impact of Molecular Order on Polaron Formation in Conjugated Polymers.
Goodbye to Nao, who returns to Japan after her placement in Nanoanalysis to study Raman spectroscopy of self assembling peptides. It has been lovely having Nao working with us and we hope to have further collaboration in the future. Nao has written an an account of her time here on the CDT news website.
We had a regular exciting group away day in York which is a very beautiful and traditional city. After the summary presentations for whole year work and future plans, we enjoyed nice sunshine, soccer, escape rooms, Korean language course and Korean-Chinese foods. Thanks Sooncheol and his wife for the preparation of delicious Korean sandwiches and rice roll.
Congratulations to Jess, Joby and Seb for publishing a book about Plastic Electronics!!!
Congratulations to Joel for the MRes graduation!
Congratulation to Prof Ji-Seon Kim who has been nominated for a Student Academic Choice Award (SACA)!!! The SACAs are an annual awards initiative organised by Imperial College Union that give Imperial students the chance to recognise and reward excellence among staff.
Congratulation to Iain who has published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces "Controlling Molecular Conformation for Highly Efficient and Stable Deep-Blue Copolymer Light-Emitting Diodes"
Ji-Seon, Saurav, Hao, Matys and Joel attended the PE-CDT Winter School in Bergun, Swiss. Congradulations to Matyas for the first prize of the oral presentation about his research.
Congratulations and good luck to Joby. Joby has been awarded a NASA postdoctoral fellowship at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. Joby's project was based on thin film morphology. He was supervised by Prof Ji-Seon Kim (Department of Physics, Imperial College).
Our group had a good trip to Portsmouth. During this trip, we did presentations first about our present works and future plans. Then we had an interesting escape game, walked through Old Postsmouth and enjoyed fish and chips on the beach. Finally, we viewed the Gunwarf Quays which is the famous place in Portsmouth.
Ji-Seon, James, Saurav, Sooncheol and Hao attended the 4th International Workshop on Nano and Biophotonics in the Vogue, France (IWNBP). The meeting covered multidisciplinary disciplines in optics, chemistry, physics, and materials sciences for photonic device applications. In this conference, we also have an excursion and visited the Chauvet Cave, one of the most ancient decorated caves in the world.
Ji-Seon, Sooncheol and Joel all visited South Korea this autumn. Ji-Seon and Sooncheol attended The 2017 Korea Photovoltaic Society (KPVC) Fall Meeting, at which Ji-Seon was an invited speaker. Sooncheol and Joel both visited Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)
Our annual Group Christmas Event was an instant success with assembly of current students and alumni.
Congratulations to Seb and all authors on his paper "Understanding the relationship between molecular order and charge transport properties in conjugated polymer based organic blend photovoltaic devices" which has placed fourth on the Journal of Chemical Physics' list of the 25 most accessed articles of 2014.
Jess and Iain at Imperial Fringe Festival, explaining plastic electronics to the Imperial College President, Prof. Alice Gast!
Jess and Saurav visit Cambridge Display Technology to talk about OPV stability.
Seb wins a prize for his video at the CDT Festival of Science where he presented a one minute video explaining Nanoscale Morphology for Organic Solar Cells using an AA road map!
The Nanoanalysis Group visit ETRI in South Korea
Centre for Plastic Electronics and Doctoral Training Centre students spend 2 weeks in Korea as part of the UK-Korea Student Exchange programme
We had a great time sharing our work with visitors at the Imperial Science Festival 2014.
Nanoanalysis celebrated Christmas with a Group Christmas Party.