Electronics and photonics

Professor David G Lidzey
Director, Electronic and Photonic Molecular Materials group

Understanding the fundamentals of how electrons and photons interact with polymers is essential to the future development of computing, displays, detectors and electricity generation and will enable the creation of new materials and devices that can harness these effects.

The Electronic and Photonic Molecular Materials group has a long-standing interest in many aspects of the physics, chemistry and technology of organic semiconductors and organic optoelectronic devices. Current research programmes include study into organic photovoltaic devices, organic field-effect transistors and organic photonic devices.

Our programmes include the development of low-cost systems incorporating new types of polymers as well as totally new applications involving organic materials and biomolecules. Another project, the Sheffield Solar Farm, allows the linking of real world testing of photovoltaics to laboratory results.

Please download and view the Polymer Centre Directory to find more information on specific colleagues’ interests in Electronics and Photonics, and feel free to contact the Polymer Centre to discuss future research opportunities.

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