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Prof. Oana Jurchescu wins the NSF CAREER Award

Prof. JurchescuCongratulations to Prof. Oana Jurchescu for being awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER Award. This is a national award to recognize the excellence of the scholarship and teaching of America's outstanding young professor/scientists and consists of a grant of $400,000 to support the teaching and research. The project, entitled "Fundamental Limits of Charge Transport in Organic Semiconductors," is focused on improving the understanding on charge injection and transport in organic semiconductor materials and devices, and on drawing accurate conclusions about their potential and limitations. Single crystals will provide a unique experimental platform to address such questions and to design novel device architectures that promote high performance. Knowledge obtained on single crystals will be transferred to the technologically appealing thin-film devices and the film order will be controlled in spray-coated transistors to fabricate high performance, large-area electronics.

Aligned with the anticipated high impact of organic electronics on economy and society, this interdisciplinary research program will integrate education by creating a stimulating environment for training graduate and undergraduate students in crystal growth, device design, fabrication, and characterization.


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