Department Seminars: Interface Chemistry for Organic Electronics and Opto-electronics

Speaker Professor Seth R. Marder Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Georgia Institute of Technology

Host Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Date/Time 09 Feb - 09 Feb, 10.00AM

Venue E5-02-32 , Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore


Organic semiconductors have attracted interest for electronic applications due to their potential for use in low-cost, large-area, flexible electronic devices. Here we will report on recent developments pertaining to surface modifiers and dopants that could impact the charge injection/collection processes in organic light emitting diodes, organic field effect transistors, and organic photovoltaic devices. In particular, we will examine how phosphonic acids assemble on ITO substrates, the impact of the surface dipole on the work function of the ITO and electron transfer kinetics across surface modifiers. We will also discuss the development of metallocenes-based dimers as n-dopants and very briefly described metal dithiolene complexes as p-dopants for organic semiconductors and their impact of device performance.


Seth Marder is the Georgia Power Chair of Energy Efficiency and Regents’ Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering, (courtesy) at Georgia Institute of Technology GT. He is the director of Centre on the Science and Technology of Advanced Materials and Interfaces at GT. He is also co-director of Centre for Advanced 2D Organic Networks and director of Centre for Advance Organic Photovoltaics, both funded by Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI). He has published over 425 peer reviewed papers with over 40,000 citations, and has edited several proceedings and books including two Special Volumes of Advances in Polymer Science: Photoresponsive Polymers. Among his recognitions and awards, Professor Marder was a recipient of an NSF Special Creativity Award, the ACS Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, Georgia Tech Outstanding Faculty Research Author, and the MRS Mid Career Award. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Optical Society of America, SPIE, the Royal Society of Chemistry the American Physical Society and was elected Fellow of the Materials Research Society in 2014. He is the founding Chair of the Editorial Board for Materials Horizons.