Christmas Dinner 2016

CPE Imperial Festival

CPE Imperial Festival

Escape room

we tried an Escape Room, with Prof’s Puzzlers taking on Sooncheol’s Solvers in a race to escape! we Escaped successfully. Funny team game!

Gunwarf Quays in Portsmouth

The nanoanalysis group enjoyed their first away day in sunny Portsmouth this May. The weather could not have been better for our trip to the seaside, with glorious sunshine on both days. Here is the Gunwarf Quays in Portsmouth


Joel in CPE Imperial Festival!

Matyas in Imperial festival

Matyas ran the stand‘Plastic Fantastic – the future of electronics’in the Imperial Festival!


The nanoanalysis group enjoyed their first away day in sunny Portsmouth this May.

Spinnaker Tower

We are at the top of Spinnaker Tower, 110m!! We visited the beach, and sampled the local cuisine, aka Fish and Chips, before getting hot and sweaty playing football in the sun. We finished our trip by climbing the Spinnaker Tower, to see the stunning views of Portsmouth and the Solent.


Ji-Seon is playing a funny game with Sooncheol.


Brave Ji-Seon!!!


Sooncheol in CPE Winterschool event

Yearly News


14th June 2017

Welcome to Katie who will be a new PhD student from this October and also a nice girl in our group.

May 2017

Congratulations for recent papers to:

Joby:  Razzell-Hollis J, Fleischli F, Jahnke AA, Stingelin N, Seferos DS, Kim J-S et al., 2017, Effects of Side-Chain Length and Shape on Polytellurophene Molecular Order and Blend Morphology, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, Vol: 121, Pages: 2088-2098, ISSN: 1932-7447

Seb:  Wood S, Hollis JR, Kim J-S, 2017, Raman spectroscopy as an advanced structural nanoprobe for conjugated molecular semiconductors, JOURNAL OF PHYSICS D-APPLIED PHYSICS, Vol: 50, ISSN: 0022-3727

Yu JC, Kim DW, Kim DB, Jung ED, Lee K-S, Lee S, Di Nuzzo D, Kim J-S, Song MH et al., 2017, Effect of the solvent used for fabrication of perovskite films by solvent dropping on performance of perovskite light-emitting diodes, NANOSCALE, Vol: 9, Pages: 2088-2094, ISSN: 2040-3364

24 May 2017

Ji-Seon Kim, James Durrant, Martin Heeney and Martyn McLachlan, together with GIST colleagues, have been awarded a prestigious Korean GRL grant (total $2.5M for 6 years, $1M to Imperial).

25th-26th May

Our group had a good trip to Portsmouth. During this trip, we did presentations first about our present works and future plans. Then we had an interesting escape game, walked through Old Postsmouth and enjoyed fish and chips on the beach. Finally, we viewed the Gunwarf Quays which is the famous place in Portsmouth.
6-7th May 2017 The CPE was represented by Cohort 8 (Matyas and Joel), who organised and ran the stand - ‘Plastic Fantastic – the future of electronics’ in the Imperial Festival.
3rd May 2017 Congratulation to Joby (PhD), Jess (PhD) and Saurav (MRes) for their graduation!!
7th March 2017 Today is International Women’s Day. To mark the day we are promoting the important role women play in science. Check out our video clip of Professor Kim Ji-seon of Imperial College, on why she chose to study in physics and the importance of having more women in science and engineering
 March 2017  

UK delegate for the UK-Korea Government Joint Committee Meeting on Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation led by the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP).

In the meeting, JSK delivered a presentation summarising the UK-Korea collaboration on Plastic Electronics as one of the success stories.  The collaboration on Plastic Electronics has been sponsored by Global Partnerships Fund (BEIS), Global Engagement Fund (EPSRC), and Focal Point programme (NRF, MSIP), London, UK

February 2017

Keynote speaker, “Molecular Semiconductors for Photovoltaic Application - How to Probe the Structure-Property Relationships?” at the Symposium for the Promotion of Applied Research Collaboration in Asia (SPARCA), Okinawa, Japan, Feb 25-28 2017

January 2017

Profs Ji-Seon Kim and Martin Heeney's project, "High-Performance Organic Near-IR Photodetectors via Molecular Structure Control and Analysis” has been awarded by Samsung Global Research Outreach (GRO) Programme Grant. The project grant was first awarded in October 2015 ($100,000), and has been awarded again in February 2017 ($100,000).

January 2017

CPE Winter School Event

The group members partook the CPE Winter School Event held in Bergün, Switzerland. 


December 2016

Our annual Group Christmas Event was an instant success with assembly of current students and alumni.

June 2016 Ji-Seon, Minwon, Iain and James visited research groups at Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris and École normale supérieure de Lyon in Lyon as part of a new collaboration with CNRS researchers. Many exciting meetings were had and strong research links were fostered between the groups.
May 2016 Seb’s IoP talk on Raman.
March 2016 Joby passed his PhD viva!
March 2016 Seb and Jess were chosen by the IOP to ask questions of Parliament at Voice of the Future.
February 2016 Joby was on a panel at the Royal Society for their event "Out in STEM". You can read Joby's blog post, "Out and Proud in STEM" here.
February 2016 Nathan passed his PhD viva!
January 2016 Jess and Seb published in Advanced Functional Materials, "Optimization and Analysis of Conjugated Polymer Side Chains for High-Performance Organic Photovoltaic Cells" which was chosen as the back cover graphic!
January 2016  Ji-Seon gave a tutorial lecture “Plastic Electronics - Next Generation Technology”, at 2016 CNRS-Ewha International Winter School, Seoul
January 2016 Ji-Seon has a range of exciting new PhDs on offer for 2016 start. Please check the PhD opportunities page for more information!
January 2016 Ji-Seon gave the invited talk “Nanometrology for Organic Semiconductors and Devices”, 2016 Workshop on Plastic Electronics at KAIST, South Korea
January 2016 Oli and Ji-Seon went skiing in Switzerland with the CPE Winter School!
January 2016 Ji-Seon has won an exciting new grant! We have been awarded the International Exchanges Grant from the Royal Society, UK and CNRS National Center for Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), France.
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December 2015 Ji-Seon attended the GIST-ICL R&D WorkshopDuring this Workshop, the GIST-ICL International R&D Centre for Plastic Electronics was established, and the MOU for the Centre was signed by Directors in GIST (Prof Kwang Hee Hee) and ICL (Prof James Durrant). The GIST-ICL R&D Centre aims to develop the social problem-solving and sustainable ‘Plastic Electronics’.
December 2015 Ji-Seon delivered a Plenary Lecture, “Advanced Structural Optical Nanoprobes for Organic Semiconductors”, in the 3rd International Workshop on Nano and Bio-Photonics (INWNBP 2015), 6-11 Dec. 2015, Cabourg, France
December 2015 We went for a group Christmas dinner in Jin-Juu, Soho!
November 2015 Minwon published “High-Efficiency Polymer LEDs with Fast Response Times Fabricated via Selection of Electron-Injecting Conjugated Polyelectrolyte Backbone Structure” in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
October 2015 Minwon presented at the 2nd Asian-European Symposium on Organic Optoelectronics in Edinburgh.
October 2015 James and Saurav officially join the group as PhD students. 
September 2015 The exciting paper 'Natures of Optical Absorption Transitions and Excitation Energy Dependent Photostability of Diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP)-Based Photovoltaic Copolymers' is the cover graphic for EES, and is available online now (click)!
September 2015 Ji-Seon gave a public lecture 'Plastic Electronics, Next Generation Technology' @ the IET
September 2015 Jess and Ji-Seon visit CSEM in Brazil to tour their OPV facility.
August 2015 Joby attended the Centre for Plastic Electronics (CPE) Symposium at Imperial College London to present a talk on the characterisation and control of morphology for efficient organic solar cells.
July 2015 Saurav achieves first class honours for his MSci project with the nanoanalysis group!
September 2015 Iain presented his work for the CPE Advisory Board
July 2015 Jess wins the Physics Department Postgraduate Research Symposium Presentation Prize 
July 2015 Jess and Saurav visit Cambridge Display Technology to talk about OPV stability.
May 2015 Jess, Nathan and Iain ran the CPE stand at the Imperial College Festival
May 2015 Jess wins the Imperial College Trust Travel Grant
April 2015 Jess wins the Armourer's and Brasier's Gauntlet Trust Travel Grant
March 2015 Jess, Iain, Nathan and Joby presented posters at the 5th UK-Korea Workshop on Plastic Electronics
March 2015 Jess and Ji-Seon present talks at The First International Symposium on Flexible Electronics and NanjingTech-Imperial College Bilateral Workshop in China.
February 2015 Jess, Iain and Nathan ran the CPE stand at the Imperial Fringe Festival: Lit Up!
January 2015 Seb's paper has been listed as one of the 25 most accessed papers in the Journal of Chemical Physics in 2014!
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September 2014 Seb wins Plastic Electronics Centre for Doctoral Training Student Symposium Presentation Prize 
October 2014 Nathan presents at 25th European Symposium on Reliability of Electron Devices, Failure Physics and Analysis (ESREF) in Berlin: 'UV Stability of Polyfluorene Triarylamine-based Blue Light-emitting Copolymers'
October 2014 Jess and Ji-Seon visit SPECIFIC in Swansea to see their new OPV facility.
July 2014
Seb wins the Physics Department Postgraduate Research Symposium Presentation Prize 
July 2014 Ji-Seonpresented at the 4th UK-KOREA Workshop on Plastic Electronics at Hoam Faculty House, Seoul National University, South Korea
May 2014 Joby attended the International Conference (ICOE) on Organic Electronics in Modena, Italy, to present a poster on the photo-stability of PTB7:PC70BM organic solar cells
May 2014 Jess and Seb attended the European Materials Research Society (EMRS) conference in Lille, France, to present talks about nanoanalysis of plastic electronic devices.
April 2014 Seb presented MRS, San Francisco, where he talks about Microstructure of Organic Semiconductors Controlled by Solution Processing and its Impact on Optoelectronic and Charge Transport Properties 
March 2014 Jess received the CPE Travel Grant to attend the CPE Workshop in Erlangen, where she presented her work on the charge mobility anisotropy of functionalized pentacenes in organic field effect transistors fabricated by solution processing.
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2013 and Before

December 2013 Joby attended the UK Plastic Electronics Research Conference at Loughborough University, to present a talk on probing the molecular order of OPV blends
November 2013 Jess and Ji-Seon visit the Cambridge Graphene Centre to talk about new collaborations. 
November 2013 Joby, Jess, Seb and Nathan presented their work at the 3rd UK-Korea Workshop on Plastic Electronics.
November 2013 Park Geun-hye, President of the Republic of Korea, has addressed leading figures from science, industry and government at Imperial
September 2013 Nathan attended EuroDisplay 2013 Conference in Imperial College
September 2013 Joby, Jess, Seb and Nathan attended the European Conference on Molecular Electronics (ECME) at Imperial College London and the Science Museum to present posters.
July 2013 One of Seb's publication is selected as ‘JCP Editors’ Choice’ 2013 (Wood et al., J. Chem. Phys. 139, 064901)
June 2013 Nathan and Seb present posters are the PGR Symposium
May 2013 Jess, Joby, Nathan and Seb spent 2 weeks in Korea as part of the UK-Korea Student Exchange programme
February 2013 All of Ji-Seon's group presented their work at The 2nd UK-Korea Workshop on Plastic Electronics.
January 2013 Seb presented his work on Understanding thin film morphology of polymer:polymer photovolatic blends controlled by nanowire formation and molecular weight variation during the CPE Annual Presentaitons.
July 2012 Seb wins the European Optical Society: Organic Photonics and Electronics Poster Prize 
July 2012 Seb presents at the EOS Annual Meeting, Aberdeen, where he talks about controlling morphology of polymer:polymer blends for solar cells using nanowire formation and molecular weight variation 
March 2012 Joby attended the European Materials Research Society (EMRS) conference in Strasbourg, France, to present a poster on probing the molecular order of OPV blends
 December 2012  David T James who was awarded the Solid State Physics Thesis Prize for his research work
November 2012 The Centre for Plastic Electronics hosted 9 Korean students from KAIST and Seoul National University for the inaugural UK-Korea student exchange. Jess, Joby, Seb and Nathan attended.
September 2012 Ji-Seon and Jim presented their work at the 1st UK-KOREA workshop on plastic electronics in KAIST.
July 2012 Seb wins European Optical Society: Organic Photonics and Electronics Poster Prize 
April 2012 Seb wins a prize for his video at the CDT Festival of Science where he presented a one minute video explaining Nanoscale Morphology for Organic Solar Cells using an AA road map!
October 2011
Seb wins Doctoral Training Centre for Plastic Electronics Directors’ Prize for best MRes student 
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