Blends of conjugated and commodity polymers provide a way to balance desirable electronic properties and physical properties of both components. This balance plays a critical role in the development and performance of organic electronic devices such as photovoltaics (OPVs), field-effect transistors (OFETs), bioelectronics, and wearable sensors. Understanding the fundamental interactions between the conjugated polymers and matrix polymers at all stages of processing is essential for designing and optimizing organic electronic devices. My research focuses on understanding the structure property relationship in solid and solution states in order to track how the pressures of processing and composition change the morphology and the film properties.
Advisor: Lilo Pozzo – Chemical Engineering