Willingness to take PhD students
At the interface of chemistry, physics, and engineering, Etienne Baranoff’s research deals with organic materials (in a broad sense, including organometallic complexes) for light- and energy-related applications (eg, OLEDs, photovoltaic cells, FETs, sensors). Initially, the research involves organic synthesis and characterisation of materials in solution and solid state. Promising materials are taken further for application in optoelectronic devices as part of international collaborations. The long-term goal is to understand the impact of bulk morphology on materials properties and to improve the performance of devices by controlling the aggregation of molecules in the bulk, using supramolecular interactions and self-aggregating principles. The available projects cover both fundamental and applied research with industrial interests.