November 2014. A new paper titled "Degradation of self-assembled monolayers in organic photovoltaic devices" has been published in Organic Electronics. This work is in collaboration with the group of Prof. Alexander Shestopalov.Reference: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orgel.2014.10.004
October 2014. Professor Ching Tang has been named as the 2014 recipient of the Optical Society (OSA) Nick Holonyak, Jr. Award. As is mentioned on OSA's website, "this [award] is given for contributions to optics based on semiconductor-based devices and optical materials, including basic science and technological applications. This year, Ching Tang is being recognized for his discovery of efficient thin-film organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), which has led to novel display and lighting products." Congratulations!Reference: http://www.osa.org/en-us/about_osa/newsroom/news_releases/2014/the_optical_society_announces_20_recipients_of_pre/
September 2014. Kevin has published a new paper in Organic Electronics titled: "Investigating blue phosphorescent iridium cyclometalated dopant with phenyl-imidazole ligands". This work is a collaboration with Professor Liao from Soochow University and Professor Rothberg.Reference: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orgel.2014.08.038
August 2014. Michael Beckley and Thao Nguyen have successfully defended their respective MS theses. Both Michael and Thao joined our group in 2012 as part of the Master program in Chemical Engineering and Alternative Energy, respectively. Michael's thesis was titled "Effects of Temperature and Composition on CuPc:C60 Bulk Heterojunction Organic Photovoltaic Cells". The title of Thao's thesis was "Direct Patterning Method for Full-Color Organic-Light-Emitting-Diode (OLED) Microdisplays and Tandem OLED Structures". Michael will continue working at IBM. Thao will stay in our group as Research Assistant, continuing her work on Tandem OLEDs. Congratulations and good luck to both of you.
August 2014. Wei Xia has published a new paper in Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells titled "Te/Cu bi-layer: A low-resistance back contact buffer for thin film CdS/CdTe solar cells". This is a collaboration with Prof. Gao's group.
May 2014. Kevin Klubek paper titled "Investigation of blue phosphorescent organic light-emitting diode host and dopant stability" has been published in Organic Electronics. This papers was partially funded by the DOE Award No. DE-EE0003296, managed by Prof. Lewis Rothberg.Reference: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orgel.2014.03.020
April 2014. Hsiang Ning (Sunny) Wu defended her Ph.D. thesis, titled "p-CdTe/n-CdS Photovoltaic Cells in the Substrate Configuration". Sunny joined the group after getting her M.S. in Chemical Engineering in 2008. Dr. Wu will be working as an Account Technologist at Applied Materials, in Sunnyvale, CA. Also, Michael Beckley got accepted a job offer from a third party company to work at IBM, in Yorktown Heights, NY. He will come back on May to defend his M.S. thesis. Congratulations and good luck to both!
IAS Postdoctoral Fellow the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), will be visiting our group for three months. Dr. Dong research is focused on OLED materials with long device lifetime, including electron transport material, blue dopant and host material. Dr. Dong is currently a member of Prof. Tang's group at HKUST.
September, 2013. Professor Ching Tang has been awarded with the Eduard Rhein Award "for inventing the first highly efficient organic light emitting diode and further contributions to the development of organic semiconductor devices". The Eduard Rhein Foundation was founded in 1976 in Hamburg (Germany) by Eduard Rhein. The goal of the foundation is to promote scientific research, learning, arts, and culture. In addition, Prof. Tang had been inducted to the Consumer Electronics (CE) Hall of Fame. The CE Hall of Fame, created in 2000 by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), honors visionaries in the consumer technology industry who advance innovation and build a strong foundation for others to follow.
-Eduard Rhein Foundation - http://www.eduard-rhein-stiftung.de/html/2013/Technologiepreis_e.html
-The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) - http://www.ce.org/News/News-Releases/Press-Releases/2013- Press-Releases/20130510-CEA-Names-15-Industry-Leaders-to-be-Induc.aspx
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