Why did you choose the ICMAB?
Because I thought it was really interdisciplinary inside the world of Materials Science.
How would you explain your research to a non-scientific audience?
We are working to develop electronic devices made of organic materials, which could completely change electronics and technology as we know it. Just as OLEDs will soon change forever how we use displays, OFETs could do the same... sooner or later.
What are the main applications of your research? Could you give us an example?
My research could be applied to any organic electronic device as it is focused on the structure-performance relationship. But, employing transistors, the most straightforward application would physical or chemical sensors.
From the lessons learnt at ICMAB, which one do you value the most?
Working hard can also be fun!
What will you miss the most from ICMAB?
The colleagues and the good atmosphere.
How do you think this experience will contribute to your training and to your future?
I think I have learnt a lot of lab skills, which I hope to apply in my new path as a teacher!
What are your plans once you finish your PhD?
I am studying to work as a high-school teacher.
What do you wish you had known at the beginning of your PhD?
"Don't stress, one step at a time... and you will get there"
Why did you become a scientist? Which have been your role models?
I guess I was always curious about how things worked and how is everything interconnected. I don't think any famous scientists inspired me to be a scientist; if anything, my parents and teachers taught me that I could do whatever I wanted.
Which is your favourite female scientist?
I would like to say Hipatia, because she reminds me that women doing science is not a new thing... we have been doing this from the beginning.
Describe in 3 keywords…
- Your research: multidisciplinary, interesting, an adventure
- Barcelona: nice, multicultural, busy
- Your experience at ICMAB : experience, friends, memory
Thesis Title: Solution-Processed Organic Field-Effect Transistors: from Fundamental Aspects to Applications
by Inés Temiño, Molecular Nanoscience and Organic Materials (NANOMOL) Group at ICMAB-CSIC
Date: Friday, 15 November 2019
Time: 11:30 am
Venue: ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles
In this thesis we have studied several aspects related to organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) printed from solution, including their fabrication, their electrical characterisation, and further applications, especially in the field of physical sensing. Blends of different p type small molecule organic semiconductors (OSCs) and insulating polymer binders have been employed in this research work. For the deposition of such blends as active layers for OFETs a scalable solution processing technique has been exploited, namely bar assisted meniscus shearing (BAMS).
The main purpose of the work carried out has been understanding the influence of the fabrication parameters of choice on the morphological and structural features of the resulting active layer and, thus, their impact on the electrical performance of the final devices.
- Dr. Marta Mas Torrent, Molecular Nanoscience and Organic Materials (NANOMOL)
- President: Dr. Eloi Ramon i Garcia, IMB-CNM, Spain
- Secretary: Dr. Eugenia Martínez Ferrero, Eurecat, Spain
- Vocal: Dr. Alicia Forment Aliaga, Instituto de Ciencia Molecular (ICMol), University of Valencia, Spain