Research

The O’Connor research group is interested in fabrication, characterization, and modeling of organic electronic devices. Organic electronics are based on carbon-based molecules that are electrically conductive. Organic conductors 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, Light emitting devices, Thin film transistors, Thermoelectrics

Research efforts include:

  • Studying the mechanical behavior of organic electronics for flexible and stretchable devices
  • Producing low-cost, high efficiency, organic solar cells
  • Developing photodetectors with polarized light sensing capabilities
  • Producing thin film thermoelectric devices with organic materials and novel geometries
  • Understanding fundamental property-structure relationships in organic semiconductors
  • Developing scalable processing methods for organic electronics.

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