University of Otago, New Zealand

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Prof Keith Gordon awarded a FRST grant to study self-repair organic electronics

Wednesday 20 October 2010


Prof. Keith Gordon

Prof Keith Gordon has been awarded a FRST grant ($297k per annum for 3 years) to study self-repair organic electronics.

The aim of the research is to develop a class of organic electronic materials that can self-repair and the extension of this technology to industry. This work builds on studies of hexa-aza-naphthalenes. The further development of these materials will be guided by lead end users, Manufacturing Systems Ltd (MSL), Auckland (an export leader in high quality plastics for screens and roof tiles) and Dyesol, Australia (an award winning solar cell manufacturer) which provides the team with their initial target of developing next generation organic photovoltaics (OPV). This focus is also enabled by international networks through the Australian-based International Consortium in Next Generation Solar Cells (ICOS).

A PhD studentship is available