Derek J. Schipper

Canada Research Chair in Organic Material Synthesis

Tier 2 - 2014-11-01
Renewed: 2019-11-01
University of Waterloo
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Research summary

The scientific community is poised to make significant technological breakthroughs that will enable the advancement of flexible, lightweight, low-cost electronic devices such as photovoltaics, light emitting diodes and field-effect transistors. Because conjugated organic materials, such as carbon nanotubes conjugated polymers, are at the core of these emerging technologies, great effort is dedicated to their assembly and functionalization.

Building on Dr. Derek Schipper’s strong background in synthetic chemistry applied to conjugated materials, his team seeks to make breakthroughs that will advance nascent technologies. Cutting-edge bottom-up synthetic approaches will provide solutions to long-standing and critical problems in organic electronic applications.