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PhD in Optoelectronic Organic/Organometallic Materials - Luminophore development for electroluminescent devices.

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

Members of the Zysman-Colman group conduct research at the interface of organometallic/organic, optoelectronic materials, physical organic, and supramolecular chemistry. We use a combination of organic synthesis, coordination chemistry, varied analytical techniques such as NMR, mass spectrometry, emission spectroscopy, and electrochemistry, coupled with molecular modelling to address four major research goals relating to energy conversion:

(1) Development of improved luminophores for visual displays and flat panel lighting based on organic light emitting diode (OLED) and light-emitting electrochemical cell (LEEC) architectures;
(2) Design of more efficient dyes for Organic Photovoltaics (OPV) and Grätzel-type dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs);
(3) Design of sensors that operate through an electrochemiluminescence mechanism
(4) On a more fundamental level, investigation of what properties within an emissive molecule renders it a good photosensitizer capable of promoting electrocyclic and radical reactions using visible light.

The proposed project will target TADF emitter development for electroluminescent devices.

Dynamic, energetic and hard-working students interested in undertaking a PhD in the Zysman-Colman group in this research area should register their interest as soon as possible. Informal enquiries can be made to Dr. Zysman-Colman (). More information is available on the group website (http://www.zysman-colman.com).

Potential applicants are welcome to arrange to visit St Andrews at any time.

Please see: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/chemistry/ for details about chemistry at St Andrews.

Please see: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/chemistry/prospective/pg/ for the application procedure or e-mail for more information regarding PhD opportunities at St Andrews. We encourage applications from Chinese nationals through the St Andrews CSC Scheme (https://csc.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/) and for the EPSRC CDT in Critical Resource Catalysis (http://www.criticat.org/)

How good is research at University of St Andrews in Chemistry?
(joint submission with University of Edinburgh)

FTE Category A staff submitted: 37.30

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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