Tyler Tamasi ’15
Designing Organic Small-Molecules for Use in Organic Solar Cells
As an intern with the Loo Organic and Polymer Electronics Laboratory in the Princeton Chemical and Biological Engineering Department, I worked on making new organic small-molecules for use in solar cells. These compounds centered around an isoindigo core. Throughout my project, I began to elucidate how differences and variants of this chemical structure affect performance in solar cells. From carrying out novel organic synthesis to meeting with and learning from experts in the field, I gained immeasurable insight into both the world of organic electronics and, specifically, polymer and small-molecule solar cells. As a chemistry major entering the field of energy technologies and hoping to contribute to solving the global energy crisis, being able to work with individuals that have such insight into the current status of organic electronics has created an invaluable springboard for my future research and opportunities.
Climate and Energy
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Yueh-Lin Loo,Theodora D. '78 and William H. Walton III '74 Professor in Engineering Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering Associate Director for External Partnerships, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment; Jia Gao, Postdoctoral Resea