January 2017. Professor Ching Tang has been awarded with the 2017 IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal, along with Professor Stephen R. Forrest and Professor Mark E. Thompson. This recognition is “for their pioneering work on organic devices, leading to organic light-emitting diode displays". The presentation of this award will be at the 2017 IEEE VIC Summit and Honors Ceremony on May 2017 in San Francisco, CA. Congratulations!Reference: http://www.ieee.org/about/awards/medals/nishizawa.html / http://www.ieee.org/documents/nishizawa_rl.pdf
January 2017. Two new articles have been published in Organic Electronics. One is part of Felipe's work during his postdoctoral work with eMaing titled "Effect of lithium and silver diffusion in single-stack and tandem OLED devices". The other article is authored by Lisong in collaboration with Dr. Shou-Cheng Dong, Research Assistant Professor of Chemistry at HKUST. The article is titled "Chemical degradation mechanism of TAPC as hole transport layer in blue phosphorescent OLED".Reference: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orgel.2016.12.023 / http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orgel.2016.11.041
January 2017. Lisong Xu has successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis. His dissertation was titled "A Device Engineering and Degradation Mechanism Study of All Phosphorescent White Organic Light-Emitting Diodes". Lisong will be joining Applied Materials, located in Sunnyvale, CA. Congratulations and good luck, Lisong!
May 2016. Two new articles have been published in Organic Electronics. One is part of Felipe's work during his doctoral studies titled "Understanding the effect of triplet sensitizers in organic photovoltaic devices". The other article is authored by Lisong, in collaboration with Professor Rothberg, titled "High efficiency phosphorescent white organic light-emitting diodes with an ultra-thin red and green co-doped layer and dual blue emitting layers".Reference: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orgel.2016.01.005 / http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orgel.2016.02.010
May 2016. Chris has joined Kateeva as Process Engineer. Kateeva is an OLED company focused on inkjet printing manufacturing. Chris defended with doctoral thesis titled "Silver Nanoparticle Films as a Light Scattering Medium for Optical Extraction Enhancement in Organic Light-Emitting Diodes". Congratulation Chris!
July 2015. Dr. Laura Ciammaruchi has recently published some of the work she conducted in our laboratory during her MS research. The article is titled "Delineation of degradation patterns of C60-based organic solar cells under different environments". This work, published Journal of Applied Physics, is in collaboration with the group of Prof. Yongli Gao.Reference: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4923091
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.
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