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23.04.2012 - News

Photonics and optical spectroscopy in advanced organic optoelectronic devices: investigation on photo-physical processes. POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POST-DOC FELLOWS.

About our research group:
GROUP LEADER: Dr. Michele Muccini
We are at the Institute for Nanostructured Materials (ISMN) of the National Research Council (CNR) of Italy. Our research group is located in Bologna and works in the area of organic and hybrid optoelectronics having focus on devices such as OLEDs, OLETs and OPVs.
One of the main tasks of the Spectroscopy-Photonics division is the investigation of photophysical processes in nanostructured light-emitting and charge-transport systems by means of nanoscale femtosecond spectroscopy. Particular effort is devoted on the comprehension of the phenomena affecting the quantum efficiency of state-of-the-art OLETs by performing confocal spatially localized time-resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy on devices under operation.
Moreover, this research activity is deeply cross-correlated with the investigation of photonic processes within OLET device architecture, such as light outcoupling, and emission wavelength and directionality tunability.
Presently, we are involved in National and European Projects which offer significant perspectives in collaboration with a wide academic and industrial network with leading groups in the advanced multifunctional organic optoelectronics and photonics.

Responsibilities and activities:

Investigation of photo-physical processes in organic and hybrid nanostructured systems and organic optoelectronic devices by means of localized time-resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy.
Cross-correlation of morphological tools as atomic-force microscopy and confocal laser scanning microscopy with opto-electronic characterisation of the devices in controlled atmosphere.
Implementation and optimization of experimental optical setups for performing new spectroscopic and optoelectronic characterization on innovative and suitably-designed organic devices.
Capability to work in a research group respecting the roles, sharing knowledge, solving problems, developing new proposals, and testing solutions for a common improvement.
Collaborate with other teams to share information, data and findings.
Write scientific papers, reports and standard operating procedures.


Interest and/or experience in the field of organic photophyscs and electronics.
Degree in Electronic Engineering, Physics, Material Science or Chemistry.
Knowledge in basic optics, spectral-dispersion devices and laser handling
Interest toward organic electronic devices, solid state electronics, diodes, transistors and light-detection systems
Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Origin and preferentially LabView
The candidate should possess a technical background and an aptitude for conducting research in a commercial environment.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills are a must as is the ability to think and plan ahead.
Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and activities.

Those interested should send the CV or contact the following persons:
Group Leader: Dr. Michele Muccini
Spectroscopy-Photonics Team Leader: Dr. Stefano Toffanin

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