About Research Group
Welcome to USTALAB Research where we master chemistry to engineer modern functional materials for new-generation (opto)electronics and nanotechnology. Our research is focused on the theoretical design and synthetic development of new organic molecular, macromolecular, and polymeric π-conjugated materials for new-generation (opto)electronic devices and nanotechnology applications. In particular, we are interested in p-/n-/ambipolar semiconductors, low band gap donor-acceptor polymers, low-LUMO π-systems, hot-exciton fluorescent molecules, green-solvents soluble high-performance semiconductors, semiconductors with scalable synthesis, and thermally responsive molecules. The nano-/micro-structures formed by these organic materials in thin-films lead to organic surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (o-SERS), thin-film transistors (OTFTs), photovoltaics (OPVs), light-emitting diodes/transistors (OLEDs and OLETs), and multiplex encoded surfaces (physically unclonable functions-PUFs).