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The group took a trip to Bath for the first in-person Hybrid Electronics Workshop since 2019. As well as a range of interesting talks from members, the group enjoyed exploring the city, some tricky escape rooms and mini golf!
Congratulations to Ella, who published her work 'The Role of Long-Alkyl-Group Spacers in Glycolated Copolymers for High Performance Organic Electrochemical Transistors' in Advanced Materials'.
Joel published work with colleagues at Pukyong National University on 'Efficient Charge Transport Driven by Strong Intermolecular Interactions in Cyclopentadithiophene-Based-Donor-Acceptor Type Conjugated Copolymers'.
Congratulations to Joel and Matyas, who graduated at the Royal Albert Hall with their PhDs.
In honour of Donal Bradley's 60th birthday, Ji-Seon gave a talk at the Progress in Plastic Electronics Symposium. It was a great day full of talks from excellent speakers covering a wide range of topics highlighting the extensive research and progress made in Plastic Electronics over the past few decades.
Joel has made a video introducing and summarising his latest publication 'Non-fullerene acceptor photostability and its impact on organic solar cell lifetime' in Cell Reports Physical Science. Head to our YouTube channel to watch the video.
Yi-Chun has made a video summarising his latest publication 'Suppressing PEDOT:PSS Doping Induced Interfacial Recombination Loss in Perovskite Solar Cells' in ACS Energy Letters. You can watch the video on our YouTube channel.
Song Yi has made a video summarising the key finding of her latest publication 'Organic Bilayer Photovoltaics for Efficient Indoor Light Harvesting'. Check out the video on our YouTube channel!
Congratulations to Chiara, who completed her Late Stage Review at the annual PECDT Symposium and won the prize for the best talk for her presentation 'What is the Molecular Origin of Light Intensity Dependent Photoresponse in Organic Photodetectors?'.
Congratulations to Matyas, who was awarded the 2021 Alaisdair Campbell PhD Thesis Prize, which is awarded to the thesis in experimental physics work that demonstrates excellence and originality.
Congratulations to Joel, who won the 2021 Solid State Physics Prize for his PhD thesis 'Non-Fullerene Acceptor Based Organic Photovoltaics: Understanding Photostability and Low-Light Performance'. The prize is awarded to the thesis work that has made significant scientific contributions in an area of Solid State Physics. Joel's thesis also won the PECDT Best Thesis prize. Well done Joel!
Katia and Joel spent a week at the Central Laser Facility working with the Ultra Group. They performed transient absorption spectroscopy measurements on a range of OPV and sensor materials in preparation for transient Raman measurements that they will go back to perform in February.
Congratulations to Yi Chun on the publication of his paper “Suppressing PEDOT:PSS Doping-Induced Interfacial Recombination Loss in Perovskite Solar Cells” in ACS Energy Letters
We held our annual Christmas Symposium online. There were a great series of talks from past and present group members on topics ranging from the commercial future of organic electronic devices to decoding cryptic crosswords. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Nanoanalysis Group!
Congratulations to Song Yi for the publication of her paper 'Organic Bilayer Photovoltaics for Efficient Indoor Light Harvesting' in Advanced Energy Materials.
Ella gave an alumni talk at Queen Mary University on her path to her PhD in the Nanoanalysis Group.
Congratulations to Matyas for his publication 'Optimal Interfacial Band Bending Achieved by Fine Energy Level Tuning in Mixed-Halide Perovskite Solar Cells' in ACS Energy Letters.
Joel and Song Yi presented at the CPE Organic Photovoltaic Workshop. It was a great day packed with interesting talks from speakers from a range of backgrounds.
The group enjoyed a dinner out to celebrate Matyas and Joel completing their PhDs, as well as to welcome Emily to the group.
Congratulations to Dr Joel Luke, who passed his PhD viva with no corrections! Joel's PhD focused on understanding the photostability and low-light performance of NFA-based OPVs. We are happy to have Joel stay with us for the next year as a postdoc.
KP Tech have featured our work probing the energetics and charge transport properties of optoelectronic devices with their APS04 system on their website.
Congratulations to Yuang for completing his MRes in Plastic Electronic Materials, for which he received the Outstanding Achievement Prize for his performance in the course. Yuang completed his thesis 'Molecular origin of non-fullerene acceptor energetic shift and its impact on organic photovoltaics' in our group and will start his PhD at The Chinese University of Hong Kong soon. We wish him all the best for the future!
On 27 and 28 September Ji-Seon co-chaired the ICEL stopover event, which had a variety of interesting talks from a number of eminent speakers. The next ICEL conference will be in London in September 2022.
Ji-Seon, Ella, Katie, Katia, Chiara and Yuang enjoyed a week away in the Lake District for the CPE Autumn School 2021. It was a great week where the MRes students presented their final results and PhD students presented posters on their latest work. Congratulations to Yuang, who won runner up for his MRes presentation, and Ella, who won runner up for her poster flash talk.
Congratulations to Katie, who won the award for best talk in the EXSS department at the Physics Department's annual postgraduate symposium.
The JSK group enjoyed a dinner out at the pub for the first time in over a year!
Ella presented her work on 'A highly sensitive molecular structural probe for in-situ biosensing of metabolites using PEDOT:PSS' at the EMRS Virtual Conference.
Joel presented his poster on Organic Photovoltaics for Low-Light applications at the EMRS Virtual Conference.
Chiara presented her work on 'Selenium-Substituted Non-Fullerene Acceptors: A Route to Superior Operational Stability for Organic Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells' at the EMRS virtual conference.
This summer we are glad to welcome Sophie to our group, who will complete a UROP on 'Semiconductor blends: the relationship between structure and electrical properties'.
Congratulations to Hao for passing his viva and completing his PhD.
Congratulations to James for his publication 'Organic Electrochemical Transistor Common-Source Amplifier for Electrophysiological Measurements' in Advanced Functional Materials.
Over the sunny bank holiday weekend the Nanoanalysis Group enjoyed a picnic in Hyde Park. Activities included spike ball, retrieving our frisbee from trees and eating some scientific cupcakes.
Congratulations to Saurav on his publication "Triplet-Charge Annihilation in a Small Molecule Donor: Acceptor Blend as a Major Loss Mechanism in Organic Photovoltaics" in Advanced Energy Materials.
Congratulations to Saurav for graduating with his PhD.
Congratulations to Saurav on publishing his paper "Solid-State Ionic Liquid: Key to Efficient Detection and Discrimination in Organic Semiconductor Gas Sensors" in ACS Applied Electronic Materials.
Congratulations to Jinho on the publication of his paper "Organic cathode interfacial materials for non-fullerene organic solar cells" in Journal of Materials Chemistry A.
Congratulations to Matyas who passed his viva and completed his PhD.
Congratulations to Joel, who published his paper “A Commercial Benchmark: Light‐Soaking Free, Fully Scalable, Large‐Area Organic Solar Cells for Low‐Light Applications” in Advanced Energy Materials.
Congratulations to Chiara, Amber and Jinho on the publication of their review paper “Recent Progress and Challenges toward Highly Stable Nonfullerene Acceptor‐Based Organic Solar Cells” in Advanced Energy Materials.
Congratulations to Saurav who published his paper “Identifying the Molecular Origins of High-Performance in Organic Photodetectors Based on Highly Intermixed Bulk Heterojunction Blends” in ASC Nano.
Congratulations to the CPE CDT Prize winners, Saurav was presented an award for Runner Up Thesis of the Year and Joel and Katie were awared for their engagement work as part of the CPE Soft Electronic Materials Seminars.
We hosted our annual Hybrid Electonics Project Workshop remote and online. We had an excellent day of scientific and career talks from current and former group members followed a quiz and scavenger hunt.
Congratulations to our group members on their graduation, Iain and James for their PhDs and Chiara and Amber on their MRes.
Welcome to Yuang Fu who is joining our group for his MRes working on the energetics of OPV materials.
Ella was a guest speaker in Queen Mary's Alumni Session talking about her PhD and research in the Nanoanalysis Group.
We welcomed new members Song Yi, Charlie and Lei to our group over video chat, looking forward to meeting them in person too.
Nanoanalysis is part of a research team from Swansea University, Imperial College London and the University of Oxford have launched a project to drive next-generation solar technology into new applications.
Ella presented her work on “Effects of Conjugated Backbone Structure in Semiconducting Copolymers for Transistor (OECT) Applications” at the PE-CDT Annual Symposium
Katie presented her work on “Molecular understanding of π-conjugated polymer/solid-state ionic liquid complex as a highly sensitive and selective VOC sensor” at the PE-CDT Annual Symposium
Congratulations to Yifan and Yi Chun on publishing their paper “Orientation dependent molecular electrostatics drives efficient charge generation in homojunction organic solar cells” in Nature Communications
Ji-Seon joins the Applied Physics Letters as an Editorial Advisory Board member.
We were excited to meet Dr Song Yi Park, who will be joining our group in November as a NRF fellow, she introduced us to her exciting work on Charge Transport and Recombination of OPV devices.
Nanoanalysis group enjoyed their first in person event since lockdown. We went for a bank holiday cycle in Richmond Park followed by a picnic and a few games of spike ball.
Congratulations to Katie who published their paper Molecular understanding of a π-conjugated polymer/solid-state ionic liquid complex as a highly sensitive and selective gas sensor in the Journal of Materials Chemistry C.
Congratulation to Sooncheol who published his paper “Molecular-level electrochemical doping for fine discrimination of volatile organic compounds in organic chemiresistors” in Journal of Materials Chemistry A.
Congratulation to Jinho and Jiaying who published their paper “Exceptionally low charge trapping enables highly efficient organic bulk heterojunction solar cells” in Energy & Environmental Science.
Lisa completed her BSc project students in our group (2019/2020) working on the Photostability of Organic Photovoltaics Based on Non-fullerene Acceptors. We are very pleased congratulate her for the 1st class mark on her project!
Congratulations to Saurav who passed his viva and completed his PhD.
New Funded PhD Position available in Flexible organic and hybrid solar cells utilising new photoactive materials.
Congratulation to James who published his paper “Small molecule additive for low-power accumulation mode organic electrochemical transistors” in Journal of Chemical Materials.
Ji Seon presented Critical Molecular Parameters of Non-fullerene Acceptors for High Performance Organic Solar Cells at Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics, HOPV20 Online Conference.
Matyas presented his work at CPE Soft Electronic Materials Seminar in his talk The slower the better - Observation of ion migration in perovskite layers by surface photovoltage.
Ji-Seon joins the Organic Electronics journal as an Associate Editor.
Congratulation to Matyas who published his paper “Towards Efficient Integrated Perovskite/Organic Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells: Interfacial Energetic Requirement to Reduce Charge Carrier Recombination Losses” in Advanced Functional Materials.
Ji-Seon is selected as the EPSRC’s Physical Sciences Strategic Advisory Team (SAT) member for next 3 years.
Gabseok presented his work on Understanding the performance limiting factors in solution processed solid-state perovskite solar cells at the CPE Seminar in Soft Electronic Materials.
Very exciting talk by Saurav Limbu on electrochemical doping of semiconducting polymers for biosensing applications at our first virtual CPE Soft Electronic Materials Seminar.
Ji-Seon featured in Imperial’s Enterprising Women talking about her career in academia and working with industrial collaborators.
Joel presented his work on “Organic Photovoltaic Stability, Understanding the molecular origin of degradation” at the EXSS PG Group Seminar.
Matyas gave a talk on “Ion migration, charge carrier accumulation, interfacial recombination and their role in the efficiency of perovskite solar cells” at the EXSS PG Group Seminar.
We tested the collective wisdom of crowds to weight our two parcels to 11.4 and 8.2 kg compared to the actual weights of 12.3 and 10.3 kg. Next time we’ll use a bigger sample size.
Katie presented her work on organic biosensors at the EXSS PG Seminar.
Ji-Seon presented at the EXSS PG Seminar on Soft approaches to Hard electronics.
Jinho presented his work on Polymer electrolyte for organic and perovskite solar cells at the inaugural CPE Seminar in Soft Electronic Materials.
Ji Seon was a speaker at the Womxn in Physics London 2020 Conference at Kings College London.
Gabseok presented our group activities and his work on perovskites at the EXSS Post Doc Open Day.
The JSK group enjoyed getting to grips with skiing in the Dolomites at this year’s CPE Winter School.
Chiara won the Winter School PhD Talk Staff Choice Prize for her talk on “Non-fullerene acceptor engineering for highly operationally stable organic photovoltaics”
Matyas won Flash Talk Staff Choice Prize for his talk on “The slower the better – observation of ion migration in perovskite layers by surface photovoltage”
Ji-Seon, Joel, Matyas, Chiara, Amber and Yi-Chun attened the CPE Winnter School in village of Canazei in the Italian Dolomites.
Katie presented the available PhD positions at the EXSS PhD Open Day
Gabseok presented a poster on at Next Generation Materials for Solar Photovoltaics 2020 at the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Dr Iain Hamilton visited Imperial to give a talk on "Development of Electroluminescent QD-LEDs for next-gen displays”.
We went for Korean Fried Chicken to wish good luck to Iain who is leaving to start a post doc with Donal Bradley in KAUST
Katie presented Reversible electrochemical interaction of organic semiconductors for biosensing applications at the Joint ICL-SCUT Workshop
Chiara presented High operational stability of organic bulk heterojunction solar cells achieved by new molecular design of non-fullerene acceptors at the Joint ICL-SCUT Workshop
Ji Seon presented Molecular Physics as a Critical Tool for Organic Semiconductors at the Joint ICL-SCUT Workshop
Ji Seon, Chiara and Katie went to Guangzhou to take part in the Joint ICL-SCUT Workshop on Organic/Perovskite Optoelectronics
At the CDT Christmas Party Chiara won a PE-CDT Special Prize for Engagement
Matyas enjoyed the 3 parallel symposia for perovskites at the 2019 Fall Meeting of MRS in snowy Boston
Ji Seon and Hao attended the third Tokyo Tech and Imperial College Workshop in November in Japan
Congratulation to Matyas who published his paper “Origin of Open-Circuit Voltage Losses in Perovskite Solar Cells Investigated by Surface Photovoltage Measurement” in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
The remaining JSK group went out for a Japanese meal on South Kensington while Ji Seon and Hao enjoy their stay in Japan.
Welcome back to Joby, who visited Imperial to give an IMSE seminar: Searching for Signs of Life on Mars – Raman Spectroscopy for Planetary Science.
Ji-Seon gave a guest lecture series in Tokyo Tech on Plastic Electronics Materials and Devices.
Hao took part in the International Exchange Programme working with Professor Martin Vacha’s group in Tokyo Tech.
Congratulations to Ella on publishing her paper “A highly sensitive molecular structural probe applied to in situ biosensing of metabolites using PEDOT:PSS” in Biotechnology and Bioengineering.
Congratulations to James who passed his viva and completed his PhD.
Congratulations to Katia who graduated with her MSci Physics degree.
We were excited to welcome Dr Diego Bagnis, Chief Scientific Officer at CSEM Brasil for a seminar on “From-Lab-to-Fab: Challenge Comparison about Scale-up of Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaic” and a day of talks on printed solar cells.
Chiara presented a poster of her MRes work on the stability of NFAs for OPV at the Plastic Electronics CDT Symposium 2019.
Joel presented his late stage review on his work on Fully scalable inverted organic solar cells for low-light applications and the role of light-soaking at the Plastic Electronics CDT Symposium.
At the Plastic Electronics CDT Symposium, Mátyás presented a talk on Energy level tuning of perovskite layers for efficient integrated perovskite/bulk heterojunction solar cells.
We were pleased to welcome Professor Antoine Kahn to our group for a day of exciting discussions on energetics, OPV, perovskite and sensors.
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.