Organic Semiconductor Optoelectronics

Welcome to the Organic Semiconductor Optoelectronics group website. We study the physics of remarkable plastic-like materials that can conduct electricity and emit light. In addition to being a rapidly advancing field of physics, these materials open new directions in optoelectronics and nanotechnology and can be used for ultrathin flexible displays, printed electronics, solar cells and compact organic lasers.
The OSC group stood outside the school of physics and astronomy. From left to right: Graham, Kou, Ifor, Thomas, Stefan, Marianna, Michele, Alfonso, Ramakant, Mina, Aswin, Egle, Hassan, Edward, Junyi, Peter, Leon
The OSC group photo October 2022
We reside in the School of Physics and Astronomy and constitute a team of researchers led by Prof. Ifor Samuel and Prof. Graham Turnbull.
We work in modern state-of-the-art facilities, including a purpose-built clean room, advanced femtosecond laser facility and state of the art labs for measurements on OLED, solar cell, and laser materials and devices.
The absorption and emission of light by materials is a very powerful tool for discovering their properties.