News

2017:

July 13, 2017:  Energy Department Invests $8 Million in Efficient Lighting R&D

The Energy Department is announcing funding for seven R&D projects that will support key scientific advancements in solid-state lighting (SSL) technology. The projects will help accelerate the development of high-quality light-emitting diode (LED) and organic light-emitting diode (OLED) lighting products that can significantly reduce energy costs for American families and businesses by using less electricity than products currently in use, and ensure that the U.S. remains a global leader in SSL innovation. Among projects:

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA) —  Discovery of novel organic blue materials and corresponding laboratory devices for high-efficiency white OLEDs. (Kippelen PI, Marder, Bredas co-PIs)

Link to ECE news article

April 11, 2017: Vladimir Kolesov defends his PhD thesis on organic solar cells.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016:

December 16, 2016: PhD Hooding Ceremony for Cheng-Yin Wang. Congratulations. A culmination after a long journey.

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November 8, 2016: Bernard Kippelen delivering the OSA Traveler Lecture at Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China.

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October 24, 2016: Congratulations to Cheng-Yin Wang for defending his Ph.D. thesis.

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August 8, 2016: Bernard Kippelen and his wife Virginie climb summit of Mont-Blanc (4807 m; 15771 ft.), highest mountain in Europe.

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April 26, 2016: Congratulations to Sangmoo Choi for defending his Ph.D. thesis.

Sangmoo PhD April 26 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 8, 2016. Inauguration of the OVPD laboratory at Institut Lafayette and signing ceremony of a MOU with Aixtron during official visit of French Minister Thierry Mandon, Secretaire d’Etat Chargé de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche and Marianne Therre-Mano Consul to Germany in Strasbourg

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Photo groupe

 

 

 

 

 

Ao demonstration

 

 

 

 

 

Labo OVPD visite Ministre

 

 

 

 

 

March 29, 2016. Congratulations to Talha and Michael for defending their PhD thesis on March 28 and 29, 2016,respectively.

Talha and Michael PhD defense

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 3, 2016. Talha Khan wins third-place poster award at 2016 FlexTech conference – Link to article in Printed Electronics Now

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US Department of Energy – Office of Science – EFRC Newsletter – Solar energy gets flexible

2015:

December 4, 2015. Global Atlanta – Georgia Tech Prof: Solar Power Can Brighten Men’s Future on The Planet

February 26, 2015. Michael Gaj wins third-place poster award at 2015 FlexTech conference.

FlexTech poster award 2015

 

 

 

 

2013:

Forbes – Scientists create recyclable solar cell from trees

Reuters – Wooden solar cells shine light on cleaner power option 

Photonics Spectra – Better materials mean better solar cells

Red Orbit – Recyclable solar cells create using trees 

Ars Technica – Tree-based solar cells point the way to recyclable energy sources

PV Magazine – Organic solar substrates that literally grow on trees

 

2012:

Forbes- New technique creates first plastic solar cell

Consulate General of France in Atlanta

Bernard Kippelen: Lafayette Institute’s President seeks challenges, likes diversity

 

2011:

Phys Org – New transistor for plastic electronics exhibits the best of both worlds

 

2007:

High performance transistor created from C60