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KUZUHARA Daiki

Assistant Professor

Affiliation

Materials Science and Engineering
[Master's Program] Frontier Materials and Function Engineering
[Doctoral Program] Frontier Matter and Function Engineering

Specialties

Organic Electronics
Organic Synthetic Chemistry

Profile

March 2006: Graduated from Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Ehime University
March 2011: Completed Doctoral Program, Graduate School of Science and Engineering
Ehime University
April 2011 – March 2016: Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Materials Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
November 2014 – October 2015: Visiting Researcher, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington.
April 2016 – present, Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Iwate University

My Areas of Research

Development of functional organic semiconducting materials for organic electronics

Organic electronics such as organic photovoltaics (OPVs), organic thin-film transistors (OTFTs), organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), are widely considered as the new generation of electronic devices. These devices are constructed with carbon-based organic semiconducting materials, which bring in their great advantages in reducing cost, light-weight and flexibility. Our research interests include: 1) design and synthesis of functional organic semiconducting materials for futuristic organic electronics; 2) optimization of device fabrication processes for developing the device performances. We hope to reveal underlying structure-property relationships of new materials and to help better understand fundamental physics/photophysics in organic electronics.

My Teaching Philosophy

Students will be engaged with interdisciplinary research involving chemistry, physics, material science and electronic engineering. They will have access to wide range of fundamental experimental techniques, including organic synthesis, device fabrication and characterization. I have been meaning to help students to lay solid foundation in everyday research work, to culture their critical thinking towards up-to-date research progress, and to motivate them to become independent competent scientist/engineer.

Laboratory URL
http://crystal.mat.iwate-u.ac.jp/english.html

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