Category: News

Poly(sulfobetaine methacrylate)s as Electrode Modifiers for Inverted Organic Electronics

An article by Hyunbok Lee, Egle Puodziukynaite, Yue Zhang, John C. Stephenson, Lee J. Richter, Daniel A Fischer, Dean M. DeLongchamp, Todd Emrick*, and Alejandro L. Briseno* is featured in the current issue of JACS. Dr. Hyunbok Lee et al. demonstrate the use of poly(sulfobetaine methacrylate)s (PSBMA) as solution-processible work function reducers for inverted organic…



Polymers Find Plenty of Wiggle Room at the Bottom

Russell recently published a perspective in Science on properties in nanoscopic polymer materials. Publication Date: September 20, 2013 In his 1959 paper, Richard Feynman stated that the homogeneous properties of amorphous plastics would render them the materials of choice for nanomachines. The drive to determine the properties of nanoscopic elements has given rise to significant developments…



Channel 25 Boston features Jim Watkins & Research on Biosensors

Jim was featured on Fox 25 Boston on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 regarding his research on biosensors. This news story was based on the Boston Globe article,  “UMass patch would spot stressed-out soldiers” by Naila Moreira. Research in the Watkins and Carter groups and others in the NSF Center for Hierarchal Manufacturing (CHM) is featured in…



Fulleropyrrolidine interlayers: Tailoring electrodes to raise organic solar cell efficiency

An article written by Z. Page, Y. Liu, V. Duzhko, T. Russell and T. Emrick has been published in Science magazine. The development of more efficient and longer lasting organic solar cells has been hampered by a trade-off between their stability in air and ease of electron extraction. This barrier exists at the interface of…