Our research group focuses on the fabrication, characterization, and modeling of organic electronic devices. Organic semiconductors have enormous potential to transform how we interact with electronics, with wide-ranging application opportunities including low-cost solar power, biocompatible electronics, and ubiquitous integration of electronics into our surroundings (the internet of things). Current research interests in Dr. O’Connor’s group include the development of robust flexible and stretchable devices, producing devices with unique capabilities, and establishing scalable processing methods. Devices of interest include solar cells, photodetectors, transistors, and thermoelectrics. Please see our research page for current research topics.
Our research is highly interdisciplinary and includes a range of topics from energy conversion, mechanics of materials, morphology characterization, and semiconductor device physics. Interested students will be exposed to a wide range of fabrication and characterization methods. Interested students are encouraged to contact Dr. O’Connor to learn more about research opportunities in his group.