Welcome to Katharina Neumann from the University of Bayreuth. Katharina will be working on continuous flow synthesis as part of a collaborative exchange project for the next month.
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to two of our Researchers. Tae-Hyuk leaves the group after many successful years working on polymer solar cells and dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) to take up an academic position in his home country of Korea. Junliang (Simon) leaves us after one year of working with the group looking at the printing of solar cells. We wish both Tae-Hyuk and Junliang all the best for the future and contunued academic success.
Congratulations to Dr David Jones and Dr Wallace Wong who have successfully been awarded a grant with the Australian Solar Institute’s Australia Germany Collaborative Solar R&D Projects on “Enhancing Efficiencies in Printed Solar Cells by Controlling Morphology Development. It is a two-year project that will involve 2 research associates working in Melbourne and in Karlsruhe on synthesis of materials and thin film analysis.
Welcome to Dr Zeyun Xiao, Dr Shaomin Ji and Dr Michael Brown. Zeyun joins us from Prof. Kenneth Warnmark’s group at Lund University to work on the synthesis of organic electronic materials.Shaomin joins the holmes group after completing her PhD degree with Prof. Zianzhang Zhao at Dalian Unviersity of Technology in 2011. And Michael joins us from the University of Oxford after completing his PhD thesis under the supervision of Dr Henry Snaith and will be working on the printing of Solar Cells.
Roland Fitzner from the University of Ulm joins the group for one month to work on solar cell device fabrication.
Full paper on mono-substituted hexabenzocoronene system published online. ‘Solution Processable Monosubstituted Hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronene Self-Assembling Dyes’ by Shijie Ren, Chao Yan, Doojin Vak, David J. Jones, Andrew B. Holmes, and Wallace W. H. Wong. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2012, DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201102141
Review article on hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronene published. ‘Hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronene in organic electronics’ by Helga Seyler, Balaji Purushothaman, David J. Jones, Andrew B. Holmes, and Wallace W. H. Wong. Pure and Applied Chemistry 2012, 84, 1047–1067
Postdoctoral Researcher Vivien Yin has just returned to Melbourne after a successful 4 week visit to the Laboratory of Dr Stuart Conways Group in Oxford as an Abraham-Newton Scholar. Vivien was visiting the University of Oxford as part of Prof. Holmes’ appointment as Abraham-Newton Visiting Professor and continued the work started by PhD student Mark after his visit in the previous 4 weeks.
PhD student Mark Gregory returns to Bio21 today after a successful 4 week visit to the Laboratory of Dr Stuart Conways Group in Oxford as an Abraham-Newton Scholar. Mark was visiting the University of Oxford as part of Prof. Holmes’ appointment as Abraham-Newton Visiting Professor. Postdoctoral Researcher Vivien Yin is now visiting the same group in Oxford to coninue the work started by Mark.
Farewell to Hiroyuki Fujita. Hiro has been working with Wallace for the past 3 months on the synthesis of donor-acceptor polymers. He will now go back to the Tokyo Institute of Technology to continue his PhD research under the guidance of Prof. Tsuyoshi Michinobu.
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