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Research Pavilion, Room 475 (NanoScience Technology Center)


The interest in using organic semiconductors in electronic and optoelectronic applications has grown rapidly due to many technological advantages intrinsic to these unconventional electronic materials, such as low material cost, ease of processing, and compatibility with flexible substrates. Many organic-based devices, including organic light-emitting devices (OLEDs), photovoltaic (PV) cells, photodetectors, thin-film transistors, and memories, have been demonstrated over the last two decades, with OLEDs now available in commercial display products. In this talk I will present our recent work on high efficiency OLEDs emitting blue, white, or near infrared light, organic and hybrid PV cells, and organic photodetectors with a strong built-in gain mechanism.

Prof. Jiangeng Xue received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in Hefei, China, in 1995 and 1998, respectively. He then obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in 2005, working in the field of organic electronics with Prof. Stephen R. Forrest. He received a Solar Energy Innovation Award from Princeton University for part of his thesis work on high efficiency organic photovoltaic cells. After working as a Research Scientist at Global Photonic Energy Corporation for nearly a year, he joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, as an Assistant Professor in Aug. 2005. He is a recipient of a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation in 2007. His research interests are broadly on the physics and applications of organic and hybrid organic-inorganic electronic materials including nanostructures and energy materials. His work is currently funded by NSF, U.S. Department of Energy, DARPA, Florida Energy Systems Consortium (FESC), as well as industry.