Research interests

Our research efforts are devoted to the advanced characterization of organic electronic devices, the modelling, and the investigation of the most important factors that limit their performances and their reliability. Our interests ranges from electronics and optoelectronics applications (Organic Thin-Film Transistors, Organic Light-Emitting Diodes), photovoltaic applications (Polymeric Solar Cells and Dye-senitized Solar Cells), and Biological/Biomedical applications (e.g., biosensors). Even though these devices have different structures, they present a set of common critical aspects that need to be investigated with the aim of improving performance, stability, and reliability.

Our research interests range over a wide variety of subjects:

  • The characterization of the properties and stability of organic materials and devices by means of standard and advanced tecniques.
  • Modeling of organic devices, including numerical models, analitycal models, circuital models, impedance models.
  • The investigation of devices reliability dependence on stress parameters (e.g., voltage, current, or temperature) and the extrapolation of the device degradation laws.
  • The study of the impact of the structural parameters (e.g., layer composition and thickness, contact materials, ...) on the reliability of the devices.
  • The determination of the factors that limit the reliability of organic devices.

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Labs & Facility

The activity will be carried out in the Microelectronics Laboratories of the University of Padova (Dept. of Information Engineering), that is equipped with the state-of-the-art testing equipment for accurate electrical and optical measurements and life-tests.

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Collaborations

We collaborate with many companies and research institutions in the field of organic electronics, optoelectronics, and photovoltaics.

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MOST - Molecular and Organic Semiconductor Technology
Microelectronic Group - University of Padova