Measuring the performance of organic photovoltaics in Neal Armstrong's Lab at the University of Arizona.
CMDITR’s research mission is to create and use molecular building blocks in the rational design of new devices and subsystems for a broad spectrum of photonic and electronic applications, specifically in the areas of telecommunications, computing, lighting, energy, transportation, medicine and defense. The Center’s work advances the understanding of the electrical and optical properties of novel organic and organic-inorganic hybrid materials, and of the dependence of these properties on the organizational structure of materials. The result of these efforts is the introduction of innovative products into the marketplace to benefit the economy in an environmentally sustainable manner. The Center’s efforts encompass education and diversity enhancement in order to develop a globally prepared workforce capable of maintaining the US at the forefront of these critical technology fields.
To fulfill this mission, the Center’s research framework shown below focuses on two Thrusts that encompass four Science and Technology Development Areas (STA). Six discrete projects comprise these four STAs.
The goal is to integrate research and development in “end-to-end”, molecules-to-systems approach.
Click any Thrust or Project for research details:
Revised November 2009. See full-size pdf file.