• 2020 TUBITAK SCIENCE INCENTIVE AWARD TO PROF. USTA

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  • NANOSTRUCTURED ORGANIC SURFACES: A NOVEL DIRECTION IN SERS

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  • NRF-TUBITAK JOINT PROJECT: TOWARD N-TYPE BTBTs

    In Collaboration with Prof. Myung-Gil Kim’s Group
    (Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea)

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  • OUR NEW ORGANIC MATERIALS ON THE JOURNAL COVERS

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High Electron Mobility in [1]Benzothieno[3,2-b][1]benzothiophene (BTBT)-Based Field-Effect Transistors: Toward N-Type BTBTs

Chemistry of Materials, 2019, 31, 5254 - 5263.
Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2020, 8, 15253 - 15267.

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Nanostructured organic semiconductor films for molecular detection with surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy

Nature Communications, 2021, 12, 6119.
Nature Communications, 2019, 10, 5502.
Nature Materials, 2017, 16, 918 – 924.

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Hybridized Local and Charge Transfer Excited States for Solution-Processed Hot-Exciton Fluorescence Molecules

Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2020, 8, 8047 - 8060.
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2019, 11, 44474 - 44486.
The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2021, 125, 11717 - 11731.

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Organic Multiplex Encoded Surfaces (Physically Unclonable Functions)

Advanced Functional Materials, 2021, 2108675.

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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).

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