Welcome to the Centre for Organic Photonics & Electronics

Centre for Organic Photonics & Electronics – a joint initiative between the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences and the School of Mathematics and Physics (Physics Discipline) includes integrated programs in experimental and theoretical condensed matter physics as well as synthetic chemistry.

The Centre is affiliated with the Faculty of Science at The University of Queensland. The Centre also co-hosts the Australian National Fabrication Facility - QLD Node (ANFF-Q). 

How to find COPE at The University of Queensland

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Photo: Stewart Gould


DECRA awarded to Dr Jos Kistemaker

Dr Jos Kistemaker has been awarded an ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award to work on preconcentrator technology for the in-field detection of explosive vapours. For further information, please see https://rms.arc.gov.au/RMS/Report/Download/Report/a3f6be6e-33f7-4fb5-98a.... We would like to congratulate him as he takes up his new fellowship position.

Paper selected by Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics as ‘2019 HOT Article’

A paper published by PhD student Mohammad Babazadeh, Associate Professor David Huang, and Professor Paul Burn in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics on “Calculating transition dipole moments of phosphorescent emitters for efficient organic light-emitting diodes” has been selected by the jou

Dr Shih-Chun promoted to position of Associate Professor

COPE would like to congratulate Shih-Chun (Lawrence) for his recent promotion to the position of Associate Professor.

Molecular dynamics simulations turn morphology understanding on its head

Low donor content solar cells utilising a fullerene acceptor are interesting as they have remarkably high open circuit voltages and reasonable efficiencies in spite the of the donor only being present in a few wt%. Various explanations of how they work have been put forward but in a recent paper COPE and colleagues have shown using molecular dynamics simulations that the donor materials are distributed in the films at a distance that can enable a percolation pathway for charges to be extracted in spite of their concentration being below the expected percolation limit.
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