October 1, 2009

We actively pursue understanding of the physics of organic solar cells and light emitting diodes, creating novel devices, and inventing and using new characterization methods with a particular emphasis on applications to organic devices. Our work is by its very nature interdisciplinary – spanning physics, chemistry and materials science. The group consists of a mix of graduate and undergraduate students, as well as post docs.

October 24, 2014
Article featured in Spotlights on Recent JACS Publications

The paper “Mobility-Controlled Performance of Thick Solar Cells Based on Fluorinated Copolymers” was published by the Journal of the American Chemical Society and has been chosen for the “Spotlights on Recent JACS Publicaitons”, link here

This work was a collaboration between research groups of Harald Ade at NCSU, Wei You’s [...]

July 22, 2014

There has been a lot of change in the Ade group recently. We are happy to welcome Sanaz Koohfar, Masoud Ghasemi, and Baysha Bernales to the group and wish a the best of luck to Maolong Tang and Charles Melvin in all their future endeavors.

July 18, 2014

Prof. Ade has been named Distinguished Professor of Physics in recognition of his internationally known interdisciplinary work in understanding the physics of organic solar cells, creating novel devices, and inventing and using new characterization methods with an emphasis on applications to organic devices.

June 22, 2014

Congratulations to former post doc Brian Collins (currently at NIST), who has accepted an Asst. Prof. position at Washington State University, as well as MA Wei, who has accepted an Assistant Professor position in Joint School of Sustainable Development (JSSD) of Xi’an Jiaotong University-Hong Kong University Science Technology.

April 7, 2014
The Role of Molecular Orientation in Organic Solar Cells, Nature Photonics Cover

Work by John Tumbelston and collaborators was published 4/6/2014 by Nature Photonics as advanced online article. This research details how molecular orientation can be a critical factor in the performance of organic solar cells. – 4/26 update: John made the cover!! Congratulations!!

See press-release

Selected Media attention:
Photonics.comScience DailyNanowerkScicastsMaterialsViewsredOrbit

Online attention [...]

April 7, 2014

Former Group Member Ann Watson was selected as recipient of an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. This is a great achievement and honor. Congratulations to Ann! We wish her well at Duke.

February 17, 2014
2013 recap – good start to 2014

2/17/2014. – 2013 has turned out to have been a great year for the Ade group with 16 peer-reviewed publications. Citations continue to be on the rise. – The group is also off to a great start in 2014, with 6 papers accepted already this year (4 Advanced Materials, 1 JACS, ! Advanced Functional [...]

January 20, 2014

The Editorial Office Journal of Materials Chemistry C informed us that “Soft X-ray characterisation of organic semiconductor films” authored by C . R. McNeil and H. Ade has been selected as a Hot Article for 2013 as recommended by referees. As such, it has been included in the Hot Article 2013 web collection for the  Journal [...]

January 16, 2014
Our group’s research flying around the Internet

Work with the Hou group at the Chinese Academy of Sciences was recently published in Advanced Materials.
“An Easy and Effective Method to Modulate Molecular Energy Level of the Polymer Based on Benzodithiophene for the Application in Polymer Solar Cells”

by M. Zhang, X.Guo, W. Ma*, S. Zhang, L. Huo, H. Ade, and J. Hou*.

It was [...]

January 10, 2014
Welcome to Adrian Hunt

Adrian Hunt has joined the Ade group as of 1/1/2014. He has a PhD. in physics from the the University of Saskatchewan. His prior work investigated graphene using mostly resonant inelastic scattering at the Advance Light Source in Berkeley.

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