February 15, 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Veronica Reynolds for her successful thesis defense!

December 08, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Kelly Peterson for her successful thesis defense!

September 21, 2021

Check out our new publication reporting how a change in the kinetics of film growth turns on/off a phonon-coupled emission feature of a 2D hybrid perovskite.

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August 09, 2021

Phong presented on Engineering Conjugated Polymers for Improved Biointerfacing.

June 10, 2021

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.

June 10, 2021

Congratulations to Rhys, who successfully defended her thesis on "Growth and Strain of Hybrid Perovskite Films: Impacts on Stability and Light Emission."

May 27, 2021

Phong proposed a research project to study the effects of water on electronic and ionic conductivity of conjugated polymers to better inform organic electronic design.

February 15, 2021

Check out this article in The Current on a new technique for 3D printing soft, elastic objects that feel like human tissue. 

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February 10, 2021

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.

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November 25, 2020

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."

August 30, 2020

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.

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March 23, 2020

Amanda prepared a thesis entitled "Characterization and Comparison of Two Organic Mixed Ion-Electron Conductors." We wish her luck in her next role as a Hardware and Batteries Engineer at Dexcom.

January 30, 2020

Veronica presented a poster on the topic of "Super-soft solvent-free bottlebrush elastomers for touch sensing."

December 20, 2019

Congratulations to Naveen, who successfully defended his thesis on "Charge carrier dynamics and thin film structure of layered hybrid halide perovskites." 

Elayne's defense
December 11, 2019

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.

December 05, 2019

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.

November 13, 2019

Amanda successfully presented on the topic of redox gated organic devices for neuromorphic computing.

October 17, 2019

Congratulations to Saejin and Veronica on their advancement to candidacy.

October 17, 2019

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."

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March 13, 2019

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.

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March 12, 2019

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!

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December 07, 2018

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!

December 07, 2018

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.

December 07, 2018

A recent publication on using branched side chains to control the counterion location in doped P3EHT films was published in ACS Macro Letters. Read more below!

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December 04, 2018

Our publication looking at growth and structural defects in perovskite thin films was published in Chemistry of Materials. Congrats to Naveen, Rhys, Nori, Clay, and Erin!

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October 31, 2018

Congratulations to Rhys on passing her qualifying exam -- in costume! She was dressed as a magician, but magic was not necessary for her to pass her candidacy exam with flying colors.

October 15, 2018

Congrats to John, Erin, and Naveen on their recent publication in Applied Physics Letters. Read about their work in microwave conductivity in MAPbI3 here:


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October 15, 2018

Congrats to Veronica on her successful preliminary exam, during which she presented a thorough literature review on a topic related to her research. 

September 20, 2018

Take a look at our recent paper published in Advanced Functional Materials outlining the structural evolution of poly(3-hexylthiophene) when gated with a polymeric ionic liquid.

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September 11, 2018

Congrats to Erin, who successfully defended her thesis! Her dissertation is titled: "Fermi Level Engineering of the Perovskite and Electron Transport Layer Interface through Charge Transfer Doping".

August 27, 2018

We say goodbye to Nori Nakayama, a visiting researcher from Mistubishi. All the best on your return travels!

August 11, 2018

Read below to learn more about practical considerations of thermoelectric materials, from fundamental concepts to characterization!

A practical field guide to thermoelectrics: Fundamentals, synthesis, and characterization

May 01, 2018

We welcome Amer, the newest postdoc in the lab. Amer received his PhD from Institut Charles Sadron in Strasbourg under the advisement of Martin Brinkmann.

May 01, 2018

Read below for details on our investigations of charge transport and thermoelectric properties of pBTTT using electrochemical transistors to control carrier concentration:

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February 27, 2018

Congratulations to the newest PhD candidates in the lab.

February 04, 2018

Read below for news on how vapor-phase doping affects the morphology, conductivity, and thermopower of P3HT in comparison to solution-phase doping:

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December 13, 2017

Check out our recent publication on n-doping an ambipolar semiconducting polymer with an organometallic dopant!

December 13, 2017

Congrats to the Chabinyc group for a successful week at MRS 2017 (not pictured: Erin)! Check out the talks and posters in the photo gallery.

December 05, 2017

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!

November 21, 2017

Congratulations, Rhys!

September 29, 2017

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! 

September 22, 2017

Levi Miller, a former Chabinyc PhD student, is featured on the UCSB Engineering website for following his passion to go into high school teaching. Read more about the story below!



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September 16, 2017

John, our most senior postdoc, will be joining the Electrical Engineering department at Oregon State beginning Fall 2017. All the best in the future, Dr. Labram!

September 12, 2017

We say congratulations and farewell to Katie, who successfully defended her thesis titled "Structural Ordering of Semiconducting Polymers and Small-molecules for Organic Electronics". 

Best of luck at Cree Materials!

June 28, 2017

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.



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Pictured from left to right: Michael Abramovitch, Rhys Kennard, Elayne Thomas
April 28, 2017

We congratulate Michael, Elayne, and Rhys for receiving the Goldwater Fellowship Honorable Mention, the NSF Graduate Fellowship, and the NDSEG Graduate Fellowship (respectively)! 

March 17, 2017

Congrats to Eunhee, Katie, John, Naveen, Erin, and Elayne for giving successful APS talks at March Meeting!

February 20, 2017

We welcome our newest postdoctoral fellow, Amir Mazaheripour, to the group. Amir did his graduate work at UC Irvine under Professor Gorodetsky.