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.

Post-doc recruitment:

We are recruiting a post-doc who will carry out research into “Organic and Hybrid Electronic Materials and Devices for Photovoltaic and Photosensor Applications” under Global Research Laboratory (GRL) programme funded by National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF). This position is for 2 years starting as soon as possible after an interview in September. This research will focus on: (1) the interfacial energetics, (2) the photogenerated charge carrier dynamics, and (3) the origin of traps (molecular, interfacial, and/or morphological), and their impact on device performance. 

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.

An array of transistor devices

An array of transistor devices

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

The glovebox

The glovebox

The Raman Spectrometer

The Raman Spectrometer

Yi-Chun and Joel doing some photoluminescence spectroscopy

Yi-Chun and Joel doing some photoluminescence spectroscopy