Laboratory of Organic Electronics and Photonics

The laboratory is engaged in applied and basic research of advanced organic materials for electronics and photonics. We offer expertises in the field of organic functional materials synthesis, characterization and study of their electronic, optical, electrical and optoelectric properties and the design, construction and characterization of components and devices for organic electronics, photonics and sensor technology. Dynamically expanding research team is made up of five experienced researchers and five PhD students.

Contact: Martin Vala, PhD.

Research program

Advanced Organic Materials and Biomaterials

Research focus

The laboratory is specialized in the synthesis of new functional materials, thin film deposition and characterization, design of prototypes and model components and studies of the performance of all these parts. Emphasis is particularly placed on identifying and understanding the relationship between the structure of molecules and their monitored properties, which affect not only their molecular parameters, but also the nano-, micro-and macroscopic properties. Among the materials studied are oligomers and polymers, low molecular weight substances and biological and bio-analogous components. These then form the active parts of devices such as organic solar cells, organic luminescent diodes and displays, sensors and optical devices. The laboratory cooperates with many domestic and foreign organizations and industry partners. Initiates, solves, and participates in resolving national and international projects also in the European Union Framework Program.


Facilities and expertise

In terms of instrumentation the Laboratory of organic electronics and photonics consists of five areas: (i) Organic synthesis, which deals with the design, synthesis and chemical modification of new functional molecules, (ii) Optical characterization that examines electron phenomena in the studied materials and devices through basic and advanced optical methods, (iii) electronic and opto-electronic characterization focused on electric phenomena (generation, transport and recombination of charge), (iv) dielectric spectroscopy focused on the study of dielectric spectra using Impedance spectroscopy and ellipsometry and (v) Thin films deposition where a wide range of techniques is available for application of the solution and solid phase deposition.