Dr. Bernhard Dörling graduated with a thesis in "Conjugated Materials for Thermoelectrics and Photovoltaics" in the NANOPTO group, supervised by Dr. Mariano Campoy-Quiles and Dr. Miquel Garriga Bacardí.
Abstract: This thesis explores ways of how interactions between organic materials can be exploited to obtain additional functionality in a simple manner, without the need for complex processing. The work focuses on materials such as conjugated polymers and carbon nanotubes, and simple solution-based deposition methods such as blade coating. The obtained results include the development of a process that allows to tune the majority carrier type in organic thermoelectric materials, and the application of spherical crystalline superstructures of semiconducting polymers as intrinsic polarization sensors.
President: Paul Lacharmoise (Eurecat)
Secretary: Javier Rodríguez Viejo (UAB)
Vocal: Mario Caironi (Center for Nano Science and Technology, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia