Post Doctoral Research Associate (H2020 Project HyperOLED)
A position is available in the Physics Department in the group of Professor Monkman to work on a new generation of TADF based OLEDs. The project is funded by H2020 project HyperOLED. Work will include detailed time resolved optical measurements using various emission and induced absorption techniques in the femtosecond to microsecond time regimes, modelling of the optical processes to aid development of new materials. The project is multidisciplinary and you will work very closely with others RAs based in the Physics and Chemistry Departments in Durham as well as the other project partners at Merck in Darmstadt, MicroOLED in Grenoble and the IOF Fraunhofer in Jena. The project is based in Durham’s recent work on thermally activated delayed fluorescence and 100% efficient OLEDs base on TADF. Detailed studies of this triplet harvesting process including kinetics, dynamics and quantum efficiency will be made and new directions explored for OLED devices yielding high efficiency without heavy metal complexes.
A range of state of the art spectroscopic techniques will be used, most developed in and unique to Durham, to fully elucidate the photophysical processes in new materials and devices. New materials will be developed and characterised and device structures optimised for high efficiency. Time resolved optical spectroscopy will also be used to study device operation using techniques developed in Durham. Further studies will include ellipsometry, polarisation anisotropy and anisotropy decay.
The group has also just taken delivery of a second state of the art Lesker OLED deposition tool allowing complex device fabrication and layer thickness optimisation.
As the project has partners across Europe there will be regular meetings in Germany and France as well as Durham and opportunity to spent time working in partner laboratories if the need arises.
This post is full time and fixed term for 12 months.