The aim of this project is to understand and control the physics linking spin interconversion, luminescence and structure in molecular emitters relevant for state-of-the-art organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs).
The successful candidate will join the research group of Dr. Dan Credgington. We focus on understanding and harnessing the optical and electronic properties of emerging functional materials, with a particular interests in low-cost, large area sustainable technologies such as energy-efficient lighting. We use optical spectroscopy tools over a range of energy- and time-scales to understand excited state processes. The team is part of the Optoelectronics Group, one of the world's leading academic groups in the field of organic and hybrid electronics.
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic candidate with a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or a related area. A proven track record of scientific publication and presentation at international conferences is essential. Experience in spectroscopic characterisation techniques is also essential, including but not limited to pump-probe spectroscopy and time-resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy. Direct experience working with organic or other thin-film semiconductors is highly desired. The development of independent research projects and the supervision of research students will be a key element of the role, and evidence of the ability to do so would be an advantage. The ideal candidate will assist with design, setup and ongoing improvement of experimental tools. They will also interact with a wide network of international collaborators, including synthetic and computational chemistry groups.