Scientific Topics of our research on organic materials and molecular electronic devices
The main scientific topics of the group are related to the preparation and characterization of novel organic molecular materials and their application in molecular electronic devices. In particular, our interests include: 1) charge transport across organic layers, 2) molecular switches in solution and on surface and 3) organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) and electrolyte-gated field-effect transistors (EGOFETs).
The fabrication of organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) and electrolyte-gated field-effect transistors (EGOFETs) is one of the main research pillars of the organic electronics group. Our interest goes from the processing of organic semiconductor films, the understanding of material and transport properties and the fabrication of innovative high performing devices.
The development of novel molecular switches in solution and on surface as self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) is one of the primary research topics of the organic electronics group. We are using as active component different organic electroactive molecules and organic radicals.
Within the research topic “charge transport across organic layers”, we are working on the synthesis of organic electroactive materials and organic radicals and their integration in molecular electronic devices. We are also interested in the emerging field of molecular spintronics.
We are developing electrochemical and electrical devices as transducers for (bio)-sensing applications. Such devices are versatile, sensitive, simple and low-cost, which make them highly promising for the development of in-field sensors.