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Nano@Tech: Applications of Molecular Dopants and Interface Modifiers for Electronic and Opto-Electronic Applications
Seth Marder
Regents Professor; Georgia Power Chair of Energy Efficiency
School of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Georgia Institute of Technology


Abstract: Organic, hybrid, and 2D materials have attracted interest for electronic applications due to their potential for use in low-cost, large-area, flexible electronic devices. Here we will report on recent developments pertaining to surface modifiers and dopants that could impact the charge injection/collection/transport processes in organic light emitting diodes, organic field effect transistors, and photovoltaic devices.  In particular, we will examine how N-heterocylic carbenes assemble on gold substrates, the impact of the surface dipole on the work function of the gold.  We will also discuss the development of metallocenes-based dimers as n-dopants and very briefly describe metal dithiolene complexes as p-dopants for organic semiconductors and their impact of device performance.

Bio: Seth Marder is currently the Georgia Power Chair of Energy Efficiency and Regents’ Professor in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry and a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering (courtesy) at Georgia Tech. He is the director of Georgia Tech’s Center for the Science and Technology of Advanced Materials and Interfaces as well as an Office of Naval Research Center for Advanced Organic Photovoltaics. Dr. Marder received his BA in Chemistry from MIT and his Ph.D. from the U. of Wisconsin-Madison. After completing his postdoctoral work at the University of Oxford, he moved to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Caltech. Prof. Marder has served on numerous advisory boards for journals and is the Founding Chair of the Editorial Board for the Royal Society of Chemistry premier materials journal. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, American Physical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, Materials Research Society, Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), Optical Society of America and American Association for the Advancement of Science. He received an NSF Special Creativity Award Extension, the Lew Allen Award for Research, from JPL, the MRS Mid-Career Award, the American Chemical Society, Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, and Georgia Tech’s Class of 1934 Distinguished Professor Award. He was Co-Chair of the 2014 Gordon Research Conference of Electronic Processes in the Organic Solid State. He has an H-index of 105, with > 56,000 citations (Google Scholar), has 39 granted patents, and served as a mentor for ~250 students, postdoctoral and visiting researchers.