IEE Seminar: Michael Chabinyc

Institute for Energy Efficiency Faculty Member, Production & Storage Group
Associate Professor, Materials Science
University of California, Santa Barbara

Organic Electronics and Energy Efficiency

February 17, 2010 | 4:30pm | MRL 2053

Organic semiconductors represent an opportunity to revolutionize the manufacture of large area electronics. Applications for these materials range from low-cost displays and e-readers to solar cells. Our understanding of the connection between materials and device characteristics for organic semiconducting polymers are still in the early stages. The role of interfaces on transport is of particular importance. Recent work on understanding polymeric dielectrics in transistors and the influence of nanostructuring on photovoltaics will be described.

Michael received his B.S. from the University of Dayton (1994). He obtained his Ph.D. in chemistry from Stanford University (1999) where he studied gas-phase ion-molecule reactions using ion cyclotron resonance spectrometry. Subsequently, he was an N.I.H. post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University (2001) where he worked on bio-microfluidic systems, molecular electronics, and nanofabrication using soft lithography. He then moved to Palo Alto Research Center (formerly Xerox PARC) where he was a member of research staff from 2001-2005 and a senior member of research staff from 2005-2008 in the Electronic Materials and Devices Laboratory. While at PARC, he developed novel fabrication methods for flexible, large-area electronics such as displays and researched organic electronic devices. His current research focuses on novel thin film electronics and organic electronics.

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