Imperial College London
Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies
School of Soft Matter Research
79104 Freiburg im Breisgau
Natalie Stingelin is a Lecturer in Organic Functional Materials at the Department of Materials since January 2009. Prior to this appointment she conducted research at the Philips Research Laboratories, Eindhoven and the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. After that, she took on a junior staff position at Queen Mary, University of London. Her current research interests encompass the broad field of organic functional materials, including organic electronics, multifunctional inorganic/organic hybrids and smart, advanced optical systems based on organic matter.
Electronic processes in organic soft matter
Unravelling electronic processes in organic soft matter through structural control on different length-scales
In this project I aim to explore in detail intermolecular electronic interactions, charge generation and recombination dynamics, and related electronic properties of pi-conjugated organic materials of highly controlled microstructure. For this purpose, I will combine advanced materials processing with state-of-the-art electronic characterisation techniques, including a broad range of spectroscopy methods and analysis of relevant charge transport phenomena in organic electronic devices, such as thin-film field-effect transistors, FETs, and organic photovoltaic cells, OPVs. The broad spectrum of expertise existing within FRIAS is thereby critical to investigate the issue of local electronic microstructure that can result in efficient photocarrier generation and transport. Indeed, the combined leadership at FRIAS in processing of organic [macromolecular] matter, to which the applicant will contribute her knowledge and expertise in semiconducting organic species aims to generate new understanding of organic semiconductor science and engineering – with the ultimate objective to produce devices of maximum performance with these materials. This project will be carried out in collaboration with Sabine Ludwigs (FRIAS Junior Fellow) and Günter Reiter (Physics Department).
- A.A. Guilbert, L.X. Reynolds, A. Bruno, A. Maclachlan, S.P. King, M.A. Faist, E. Pires, J.E. Macdonald, N. Stingelin, S.A. Haque, J. Nelson: Effect of Multiple Adduct Fullerenes on Microstructure and Phase Behaviour of P3HT:Fullerene Blend Films for Organic Solar Cells. Acs Nano, 2012; 6 (5): 3868-3875. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nn204996w
- B. Purushothaman, S.R. Parkin, M.J. Kendrick, D. David, J.W. Ward, L. Yu, N. Stingelin, O.D. Jurchescu, O. Ostroverkhova, J.E. Anthony: Synthesis and charge transport studies of stable, soluble hexacenes. Chem Commun, 2012; 48(66): 8261-8263. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c2cc33919f
- K. Rahimi, I. Botiz, N. Stingelin, N. Kayunkid, M. Sommer, F.P.V. Koch, H. Nguyen, O. Coulembier, P. Dubois, M. Brinkmann, G. Reiter: Controllable Processes for Generating Large Single Crystals of Poly(3-hexylthiophene). Angew Chem Int Edit, 2012; 51: 1-6.
- M. Russo, S.E. Rigby, W. Caseri, N. Stingelin: Versatile Chromism of Titanium Oxide Hydrate/Poly(vinyl alcohol) Hybrid Systems. Adv Mater, 2012; 24(22): 3015-3019. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201200603