We use optical spectroscopy to study a wide range of ultrafast phenomena in organic materials at nanoscopic lengths and femtosecond (0.000000000000001 s) time scale, with the main focus on exciton and charge dynamics in energy-related and bio-inspired materials.
The research group Optical Condensed Matter Physics is part of the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, a research institute within the Faculty of Science and Engineering of the University of Groningen.
Benedito Raul successfully defended his PhD thesis, entitled "Exciton Dynamics and Charge Carrier Generation in Organic Semiconductors"
A Nature research highlight, titled "Versatile molecular motor pulls off two feats instead of the usual one", can be found here
Our University posted a nice "Science Lynx News" article (for a broad public) on fluorescing rotary motors, which were made in the Feringa Laboratory.
Spectroscopic analysis of these fluorescing rotary motors was done in the OCMP group of Prof. Phenitchnikov.
You can find the "Science Lynx News" article here
Prof. Dr Maxim Pchenitchnikov was awarded the Teacher of the Year 2022 award in the NanoScience Top-master programme.
Nong Hoang successfully defended his PhD thesis, entitled "Light-to-Energy Conversion in Organic Solar Cells and Molecular Motors".
Congratulations Nong !!!