2012 News


[12/03/12]

Dr. Bredas to receive the 2013 David Adler Award of the American Physical Society in Materials Physics
Congratulations to Dr. Bredas on receiving the 2013 David Adler Award of the American Physical Society in Materials Physics! The Award was established to recognize an outstanding contributor to the field of materials physics, who is noted for the quality of his/her research, review articles and lecturing. The citation that will appear on the certificate reads as follows: “For his outstanding computational studies of the electronic, charge transport, and optical properties of conjugated polymers and related materials and their impact on organic electronics and photonics.”

The Adler Award will be presented at the APS March 2013 meeting in Baltimore, MD, March 18-22, 2013, at a special Ceremonial Session. Dr. Bredas will give an invited talk at the meeting where the Prize is presented on the work for which it is being awarded.
[12/03/12]

New Bredas Group Graduate Research Assistant, Stephen Shiring
The Bredas group would like to welcome their new Graduate Research Assistant, Stephen Shiring. Stephen is from outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended the Cook Honors College within Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he dual majored in chemistry and biochemistry. His undergraduate research experience focused on computational chemistry, and he has interests in quantum, computational, and organic chemistry. He enjoys O-scale model railroading, golf, writing fiction, and photography. He is excited to join the Bredas Research Group."
[11/28/12]

The Web of Science h-index of Dr. Bredas has now reached the 100 mark!
[11/16/12]

Bredas Group Publication in Macromolecules is Among Most Read of the Third Quarter
Congratulations to Bredas Group Members, Laxman Pandey, Chad Risko, and Dr. Bredas, on their publication (with J.E. Norton), "Donor-Acceptor Copolymers of Relevance for Organic Photovoltaics: A Theoretical Investigation of the Impact of Chemical Structure Modifications on the Electronic and Optical Properties", being among the most read of the third quarter in "Macromolecules". Click on "Read More" to view the abstract.
[10/23/12]

Congratulations to Laxman and Isha on their recent marriage!
Congratulations to Bredas group member Laxman Pandey and to Isha Sharma Gyawali on their recent marriage! Click on "Read More" To view pics of Laxman and Isha having fun with their friends and family at their recent post-wedding celebration.
[10/22/12]

Bredas Research Group Members participate in Faculty-Student Soccer Game
On Friday, October 19, 2012, a number of Bredas group members took part in the first Faculty-Student Soccer game of the Fall 2012 season. Click on "Read More" to view pics from the game.
[10/01/12]

Congratulations to Huifang Li on the birth of her baby girl, Emma!
The Bredas Group would like to congratulate their Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Huifang Li, on the birth of her baby girl, Emma Yani Zhang. Emma was born on Friday, September 28th at 4:58pm. She is 6Lb 1.5 ounce and 52.7 cm high. Mother and baby are doing well and are home resting. Congrats to Huifang and her family!
[09/28/12]

New Bredas Group Visiting Research Scholar - Marcal Capdevila
The Bredas Research Group would like to welcome their new Visiting Research Scholar, Marcal Capdevila. Marcal received his M.Sc. in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry from the University of Barcelona. The title of his Master's thesis was "Theoretical Study of the C-Br•••Br-C Interactions in Molecular Crystals”. He is currently working on his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Barcelona. Marcal's current research interest is the study of molecular crystals and the intermolecular interactions within.
[09/27/12]

New Visiting Research Scholar - Stefan Knippenberg
The Bredas Research Group would like to welcome their new Visiting Research Scholar, Stefan Knippenberg. Stefan received his Ph.D. in Chemical Physicas at Hasselt University in Belgium in 2007. For his first post-doc, he went to Germany and joined the group of Prof. A. Dreuw at the Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main. Since early 2011, he is a Fellow of the Belgian Science Policy Office (Belspo) and the Marie Curie COFUND Programme in the Laboratory for Chemistry of Novel Materials at the University of Mons (Belgium).
[09/24/12]

New Visting Research Scholar - Igo Torres Lima
The Bredas group would like to welcome their new visiting research scholar, Igo Torres Lima. Igo is currently a PhD student at the University of Brasilia. Igo received a Master in Material Science in 2010 from Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil. His Thesis topic was "Charge Transfer Induced by an External Electric Field on Long Polyenic Chains."
[09/17/12]

New Bredas Group Graduate Research Assistant, Junghyun Noh
The Bredas Group would like to welcome their new Graduate Research Assistant, Junghyun Noh. Junghyun Noh is from South Korea. She did her undergraduate studies at Seoul National University, where she majored in Materials Science and Engineering.
[09/07/12]

New Bredas Group Visiting Scholar - Xiankai Chen
The Bredas Group would like to welcome their new visiting scholar, Xiankai Chen. Xian-Kai is currently a PhD student at Jilin University in China. His primary research interests are the theoretical investigation of electron-phonon coupling and charge-transport mechanism in organic conductor materials. Xiankai will be with us through February of 2014. Please join us in welcoming Xiankai to the group!
[09/05/12]

New Bredas Group Visiting Scholar, Lijuan Wang
The Bredas Group would like to welcome their new visiting scholar, Lijuan Wang. Lijuan is currently a PhD student at State Key Lab of Supramolecular Structure and Materials of Jilin University, supervised by Professor Wenjing Tian.
[08/29/12]

Exciting News for Egbert and Karin Zojer!
Congratulations to former Bredas Group Members, Egbert and Karin Zojer, on the birth of their daughter, Christina. Christina was born during the week of ICSM-2012. Best wishes to the Zojer family!
[08/13/12]

And EVEN MORE News on Bredas (GT) and Nicolai (U. Groningen) Group Research!
[08/06/12]

More News on Bredas (GT) and Nicolai (U. Groningen) Group Research
[07/31/12]

Bredas (GT) and Nicolai (U. Groningen) Research Highlighted in NSF Daily Newsletter and R&D Magazine

Plastic electronics hold the promise of cheap, mass-produced devices. But plastic semiconductors have an important flaw: the electronic current is influenced by "charge traps" in the material. These traps, which have a negative impact on plastic light-emitting diodes and solar cells, are poorly understood.

However, a new study by a team of researchers from the University of Groningen and the Georgia Institute of Technology reveals a common mechanism underlying these traps and provides a theoretical framework to design trap-free plastic electronics. The results are presented in an advance online publication of the journal Nature Materials.

Click on "Read More" to view the full text

[07/25/12]

Joint Article by Reynolds, So, Muellen, and Bredas Groups Highlighted in Recent JACS Spotlight!
Congratulations to the Reynolds, So, Muellen, and Bredas Groups on their joint article, "Synthetic Principles Directing Charge Transport in Low-Band-Gap Dithienosilole–Benzothiadiazole Copolymers", being highlighted in the recent JACS Spotlight.

Click on "Read More" to view the highlight!

[07/23/12]

Bredas Research Group at ICSM-2012
Georgia Tech hosted nearly 800 of the world’s top experts in the field of conducting and semiconducting organic materials on July 8-13, 2012. The "International Conference on Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals (ICSM-2012)" was held at the downtown Hyatt Regency. Drs. Jean-Luc Bredas and Seth Marder served as the Chairs of the event. ICSM started in the mid-1970s with the advent of synthetic metals. It is now the premier venue for discussion of the latest developments in the areas of organic electronics and photonics. This was the first time Georgia Tech hosted the biennial event, which returned to the United States for the first time since 1996. Experts from more than 40 countries were in attendance.

Click on "Read More" to view photos of Bredas Research Group members interacting at ICSM-2012.

[07/02/12]

Visiting Research Scientist - Yoann Olivier
The Bredas Group would like to welcome their new Visiting Research Scientist, Yoann Olivier. Yoann is currently a FNRS postodoctoral researcher at University of Mons. His research interests deal with the understanding of electronic processes in organic conjugated materials.
[06/28/12]

Congratulations to Yesudas Kada
The Bredas Research Group is pleased to report that their former Postdoctoral Fellow, Yesudas Kada, has joined as a Research Associate under Professor E.D. Jemmins at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. Congrats to Yesudas on his new position!
[05/29/12]

Bredas Research Group Alumni Update

EGBERT ZOJER

FORMER BREDAS GROUP STATUS:

2000-2005, Research Scientist

CURRENT POSITION:

Associate Professor
Institute of Solid State Physics
Graz University of Technology
Petersgasse 16, 8010 Graz
Ph: ++43/316/873-8475
Fx: ++43/316/873-8466
egbert.zojer@tugraz.at

[05/29/12]

Congratulations to Alexandr (Sasha) Fonari
Please join us in congratulating Alexandr (Sasha) Fonari on his poster, "ELECTRONIC PROPERTIES OF (BEDT-TTF)(X2TCNQ) CRYSTALS: A DENSITY FUNCTIONAL THEORY STUDY", receiving the prize for the second best poster at the Southeast Theoretical Chemistry Association (SETCA) Annual Meeting (hosted by the University of Georgia, May 17-19, 2012). Great job Sasha!
[05/29/12]

Summer 2012 Undergraduate Visiting Scholar - Shannon Rivera
The Bredas group would like to extend a warm welcome to our summer 2012 undergraduate visiting scholar, Shannon Rivera. Shannon comes to us through CMDITR’s research experience for undergraduates (REU) program.
[05/03/12]

New Bredas, Kippelen, Marder Group Publication in SCIENCE
Congratulations to the Bredas, Kippelen, and Marder Groups on their recent publication in SCIENCE, "A Universal Method to Produce Low-Work Function Electrodes for Organic Electronics" Click "read more" to view the full abstract
[05/03/12]

Bredas Research Group Alumni Update

Mattias Hjort

Former Bredas Group Status:
2002-2003 Postdoctoral Associate

Current Position:
Researcher
VTI, Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute
SE-581 95 Linköping, Sweden
Gyeonggi-Do 446-811, Republic of Korea
+46 13 204291
Mattias.hjort@vti.se

[04/25/12]

Bredas Research Group Alumni Update

Aijun Ye

Former Bredas Group Status:
2004-2008 Postdoctoral Associate

Current Position:
Contractor
National Institute of Health
6100 Executive Blvd.
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 497-8676

Professional activities since leaving the group:
Application of density functional theory for nonlinear optics study.
Data analysis, statistical modeling and simulation for public health research.

[04/18/12]

New Bredas Group Visiting Research Scholar - Colin Van Dyck
The Bredas Group would like to extend a warm welcome to their Visiting Research Scholar, Colin Van Dyck. Colin is currently a PhD student at the University of Mons where he obtained a master degree in Physics in 2009. His PhD thesis focuses on transport through molecular nanojunctions in the ballistic regime.
[03/20/12]

Bredas Group Publication is one of the most read articles in the Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation in 2011
Congratulations to Dr. Bredas, Dr. Sears, and GT-Affiliate, Gjergji Sini, for their publication, "Evaluating the Performance of DFT Functionals in Assessing the Interaction Energy and Ground-State Charge Transfer of Donor-Acceptor Complexes: Tetrathiafulvalene-Tetracyanoquinodimethane (TTF-TCNQ) as Model Case" being one of the most read articles in the Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation in the full year 2011. Click on "Read More" to view the abstract.
[03/14/12]

Bredas/Kippelen publication, "Organic Photovoltaics" is the most high-cited article in Energy & Environmental Science
Congratulations to Dr. Bredas and Dr. Kippelen on their publication "Organic Photovoltaics"" being the most highly-cited article in Energy & Environmental Science. Click on "Read More" to view the abstract
[03/14/12]

Bredas Group/Mons Group Publication is one of the Most Read Articles in 2011 from Accounts Of Chemical Research
Congratulations to Dr. Bredas, Joseph E. Norton, Jerome Cornil, and Veaceslav Coropceanu, on their publication "Molecular Understanding of Organic Solar Cells: The Challenges" being one of the Most Read Articles in 2011 from Accounts of Chemical Research! Click on "Read More" to view the abstract
[03/14/12]

Bredas Research Group Alumni Update
Tommy Ohyun Kwon
Principal Engineer
Samsung Mobile Display Co., Ltd.
San#24 Nongseo-Dong, Giheung-Gu
Yongin-City, Gyeonggi-Do 446-811
Republic of Korea
+82-10-6348-1572
okwon68@gmail.com
Click on "read more" to see what Tommy has been up to since leaving the group.
[03/06/12]

New Bredas Research Group Graduate Assistant - Alexander Hyla
The Bredas Research Group would like to welcome their new Graduate Research Assistant, Alexander (Alex) Hyla. Alex received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Michigan.
[02/16/12]

Bredas Research Group Alumni Update
Manoharan Mariappan
Assistant Professor, Bethune-Cookman University
640 Dr. Mary McCleod Bethune Blvd
School of Science, Engineering and Mathematics, Daytona Beach, FL 32114 (386) 481-2692
Click on "read more" to see what Manoharan has been up to since leaving the group.
[01/22/12]

Bredas Group Member - Laxman Pandey, selected for 2012 COPE Fellowship Award
Congratulations to Bredas Group Member, Laxman Pandey, on being selected for the 2012 COPE Fellowship Award. As a COPE Fellowship recipient, Laxman will receive a 5,000 award to supplement his existing stipend, have access to COPE's network, meet peers from other departments and participate in various COPE activities, such as the Distinguished Lecture Series and the COPE Open House.
[01/13/12]

New addition to Bredas Group!
CONGRATULATIONS to Bredas Group Member, Eunkyung Cho, on the birth of her baby boy Daniel Jihoon Jung. Mother and baby are home and doing well! Please join us in Congratulating EK!