Thomas Lenz successfully defended his PhD thesis in May 2017.
Selen Solak Sevinҫ successfully defended her PhD thesis in February 2017.
Best Poster Award
Our Erasmus student Michal Borkowski (left) has received the “Best Poster Award” at the Molecular Crystals Conference in Poland. Michal studies Nanotechnology at the Technical University of Lodz (TUL) and spends an 8 months research stay with Prof. Dr. Wojciech Pisula (middle) at the MPIP. At the same conference, Lukasz Janasz (right), who is involved with Prof. Dr. Pisula in a bilateral project between the MPIP and TUL, has received the “Best Presentation Award”. Congratulations!
Poster Award at IFSOE-2016
Our PhD Student Alexander Kunz won the Poster Prize at the IFSOE-2016 in Moscow region/Russia. Congratulations!
Poster Award at ICSM
Our PhD Student Quan Niu received the "Best Poster Award" for her poster "Electrical degradation of polymer light emitting diodes" at the ICSM 2016 in Guangzhou/China. Congratulations from our Workgroup to Quan for this Award !
Mainz/Amsterdam. Paul Blom and Dago de Leeuw are the recipients of the 2015 prestigious Gilles Holst medal from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. The award ceremony will take place on October 26, 2015 in Amsterdam during a symposium focusing on molecular electronics.
Kamal Asadi receives one of the highest German scientific awards from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation: the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award 2014.
In the last two decades the field of organic electronics has strongly expanded. A major scientific issue is the mechanism of charge transport and recombination in organic semiconductors. We focus especially on the effects of molecular structure, charge carrier density, and impurities in organic devices. Recently, by incorporating the role of impurities in the recombination the operation of organic light-emitting diodes and organic photovoltaic devices has been consistently described. In 2005 the first organic memory device based on polymeric ferroelectrics was developed, followed in 2008 by a new type of two-terminal memory device and electronic switch. By using self-assembly molecular diodes were constructed of which the active part consists out of only one monolayer of functional molecules. We recently realized transistors and complete integrated circuits using a self-assembled monolayer of molecules as active layer This result is now considered as the first ever true demonstration of ‘bottom-up electronics’. Future research will focus on directed self-assembly of organic components.