Evan comes to us from Johns Hopkins University where he was co-advised by Prof. Howard E. Katz and Prof. Daniel Reich. Dafei comes to us from The University of Chicago where he worked with Prof. Luping Yu and he received his PhD from the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS) where he was advised by Prof. Xiaozhang Zhu.
We’re excited to share our most recent publication on redox-active polymeric ionic liquids (PILs)! The new design strategy that we demonstrate for redox-active PILs allows efficient charge transport while maintaining low Tg. This work opens up the possibility for designing new materials for soft and flexible electronics.
Congratulations to Michael for his election as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. He is recognized "for distinguished contributions to the field of polymer science, particularly for elucidating the relationship of the structure and electronic properties of organic semiconductors to device properties."
We're excited to share a new collaborative report between the Chabinyc, Helgeson and Seshadri groups about the surprisingly sensitive microstructure of 2D lead iodide perovskites in ACS Nano. These materials may lead to printed optical and electronic devices with precisely tunable quantum properties.
Congratulations to Elayne, who successfully defended her thesis on "The role of (counter)-ions on the physical and electronic structure of doped polymeric semiconductors." We wish her luck in her next role as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Massachusetts Amherst working with Professors Alfred Crosby and Ryan Hayward.
Congratulations to Michael for his election as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. This program highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.
Congratulations to Michael for his election as a Fellow of the American Physical Society "for contributions to the understanding of relationships between structure and electronic properties of conjugated polymers, and the translation of these relationships to functional devices such as transistors and solar cells."
Congratulations to Michael for his election as a Fellow of the Materials Research Society "for contributions to the fundamental science of the structure and electronic properties of organic semiconductors and the translation of these relationships to functional devices." This honor recognizes outstanding contributions to the materials community through research, leadership, and service.
Elayne will head to Germany this summer for the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Physics. This event brings together Nobel Laureates and young scientists to foster exchange among scientists of different generations, cultures, and disciplines. Congratulations to Elayne on being selected for this incredible opportunity!
Three students from the Chabinyc group gave widely-attended talks in Boston for Fall MRS. Congrats to Naveen, Kelly, and Elayne! Additionally, the group got to see a few familiar faces during the alumni meetup.
Congrats to Eunhee, who successfully defended her thesis! Her dissertation is titled: "Processing – structure –property relationship in doped semiconducting polymers for organic thermoelectrics". We wish her the best in her new position at Apple!
Clay Dahlman, our newest postdoctoral fellow, earned his B.S. from Columbia University, his M.S. from UC Berkeley and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in, working in Delia Milliron's group. Welcome!
Veronica Reynolds is our newest graduate student in the Chabinyc lab. She obtained her B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Columbia University and was also employed previously by Gore Industries. Welcome!
Recent work in the Chabinyc lab, discussing connections between morphology of conducting polymers and their thermoelectric properties, was published recently in Science Advances and featured on the News Page of the UCSB Engineering website. Read more about the story below.