UEA Research in Parliament
Dr. Alexander Romanov, a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Professor Manfred Bochmann, was one of 30 selected from over 300 applications to present his work at the SET Britain competition at the House of Commons, see https://twitter.com/BochmannGroup. The picture below shows him with Norwich MP Clive Lewis, who tweeted: “a fascinating increase in efficiency”.
Alex synthesized new photoluminescent complexes copper and gold for use as luminescent materials in organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs). These compounds are particularly suitable for solution-phase processing, which is a much more economical way of fabricating OLEDs than the long-established thermal vacuum deposition method. Alex’s complexes follow an interesting new emission pathway which produced OLEDs with record external quantum efficiency. The work was a collaboration with the Optoelectronic Group at the Physics Department at Cambridge University (OLED fabrication and characterization) and the University of Eastern Finland (computational modelling). The work is funded by the European Research Council (grant no. 338944-GOCAT).