Chemical Dynamics Award 2016 Winner

Professor Ifor Samuel
Professor Ifor Samuel
Organic Semiconductor Centre, University of St Andrews


Awarded for pioneering studies of the dynamics of light emission and light harvesting in organic semiconductors



About the Winner

Ifor Samuel is Professor of Physics and Director of the Organic Semiconductor Centre at the University of St Andrews.  He received his MA and PhD from the University of Cambridge, working on optical spectroscopy of organic semiconductors.  He was a Research Fellow at Christ's College, Cambridge and also performed postdoctoral work at CNET-France Telecom in Paris, before winning a Royal Society University Research Fellowship and setting up his own research group on light-emitting polymers and dendrimers at the University of Durham.  In 2000 he moved to the University of St Andrews where he founded the Organic Semiconductor Centre.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Institute of Physics, SPIE and the Royal Society of Chemistry. 

His work focusses the photophysics of organic semiconductor materials and devices such as organic light-emitting diodes, solar cells, and lasers.  In particular he uses time-resolved fluorescence measurements to understand light emission, exciton diffusion and charge separation in these materials.  He has published more than 400 journal papers on organic optoelectronic materials and devices.

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