Welcome to the Centre for Organic Photonics & Electronics

Centre for Organic Photonics & Electronics – a joint initiative between the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences and the School of Mathematics and Physics (Physics Discipline) includes integrated programs in experimental and theoretical condensed matter physics as well as synthetic chemistry.

The Centre is affiliated with the Faculty of Science at The University of Queensland. The Centre also co-hosts the Australian National Fabrication Facility - QLD Node (ANFF-Q). 

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News

UQ Development Fellowship awarded to Dr Xiuwen Zhou

Dr Xiuwen Zhou has been awarded a prestigious UQ Development Fellowship. Xiuwen is an expert on computational and theoretical chemistry/physics. Her recent interest, in conjunction with Professors Burn and Powell, has been on understanding why some iridium complexes that are typically used in organic light-emitting diodes are highly luminescent and others not. Xiuwen’s Fellowship will enable her to continue these studies and we look forward to her further contribution to the COPE research program.

COPE awarded two Discovery Projects for 2017

Professor Paul Burn and colleagues Professor Ian Gentle and Dr Paul Shaw have between them been awarded two ARC Discovery Project Grants. The first of these is in collaboration with Professor Adachi at Kyushu University, Japan to develop new materials for organic light-emitting diodes (see:http://tinyurl.com/zemh34d). The second is to develop sensors for chemical warfare agents in conjunction with Associate Professor Hodgkiss at the University of Victoria Wellington, NZ and Dr Nick Fitzgerald at the DSTG.

Professor Paul Meredith to take up Chair at Swansea University, UK

Professor Paul Meredith has resigned his position at the University of Queensland to take up a prestigious Chair at Swansea University, UK. Paul joined UQ in 2001 and was promoted to Professor in 2010. Paul played a key role in attracting Professor Paul Burn as an ARC Federation Fellow in 2007 and after the founding of COPE became a co-Director. Paul’s interests have had a strong focus on solar energy both at the research level at COPE and through his engagement as Director of UQ solar with UQ becoming the world’s largest university operator of renewable energy infrastructure to date.

DECRA awarded to Dr Ardalan Armin

Dr Ardalan Armin has been awarded an ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award to work on perovskite-based solar cells at the University of New South Wales. Ardalan undertook his PhD at COPE before taking up a post-doctoral position supported by the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics, also at COPE. Ardalan’s research focus has been on charge generation and transport in organic solar cells and we wish him well as he takes up his first independent research position.
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