PhD Theses

Minghua Kong will defend her PhD Thesis on 20 Sept 2022 at ICMAB

The PhD researcher Minghua Kong, from the Nanostructured Materials for Optoelectronics and Energy Harvesting (NANOPTO) Group at ICMAB-CSIC, will defend her PhD thesis on Tuesday, 20 September 2022 at 12:00 pm at ICMAB.

13 September 2022
Minghua Kong

Thermal Conductivity and Advanced Optical Characterization of PEDOT:PSS Based Films

Minghua Kong, from the Nanostructured Materials for Optoelectronics and Energy Harvesting (NANOPTO) Group at ICMAB-CSIC

Date: Tuesday, 20 September 2022
Time: 12:00 pm
Venue: Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles, ICMAB-CSIC.


Thermoelectrics can directly realize the two-way conversion between electricity and heat and provide a promising approach to solve the global energy crisis. Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) polystyrene sulfonate (PEDOT:PSS) is a promising organic thermoelectric material due to its intrinsically low thermal conductivity, high electric conductivity, transparency in the visible and solution processability.

In the present thesis we provide a comprehensive study on the optical and thermoelectric properties of PEDOT:PSS thin films. In particular, we focus on two relevant aspects: (i) the thickness dependent optical and thermal properties of PEDOT:PSS thin films, and (ii) the modification of their optical and thermoelectric properties through mixing with ZnO nanocrystals and graphene quantum dots.


  • Maria Isabel Alonso Carmona, NANOPTO group, ICMAB-CSIC
  • Juan Sebastián Reparaz, NANOPTO group, ICMAB-CSIC

PhD Comittee:

  • President: Alejandro Goñi, ICMAB-CSIC, Spain
  • Secretary: Albert Verdaguer Prats, ICMAB-CSIC, Spain
  • Vocal: Markus Raphael Wagner, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

University: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
PhD Programme: Materials Science PhD Programme
optical constants Minghua Kong

Complex refractive index components for different films of PEDOT:PSS (Aldrich 483095)

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