Our group develops new materials, as well as microscale and nanoscale functional devices literally from the bottom up. We focus on building electronic materials from molecular subunits, both organic and inorganic, using a variety of techniques to rationally design the desired properties. This encompasses chemical synthesis, characterization (both physical and chemical), combined with theoretical modeling and simulation.
Our group combines experimental and computational investigations to gain deep understanding of organic electronic materials. The bottom line is to efficiently design novel molecular materials with improved properties. Below are three areas we are currently studying in our lab.
1. Designer defects
2. Single-molecule piezoelectric springs
3. Organic solar cells
|Christensen, Erin||Undergraduate Student|
|Cole, Michael||Graduate Studentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kanal, Ilana||Graduate Studentemail@example.com|
|Marvin, Christopher||Graduate Studentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Miller, Nathaniel||Graduate Studentemail@example.com|
|Petroff, Christopher||Graduate Studentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
- "Open Babel: An open chemical toolbox," Noel M O'Boyle, Michael Banck, Craig A James, Chris Morley, Tim Vandermeersch and Geoffrey R Hutchison, Journal of Cheminformatics 3, 33 (2011)
- "Avogadro: an advanced semantic chemical editor, visualization, and analysis platform," Marcus D Hanwell, Donald E Curtis, David C Lonie, Tim Vandermeersch, Eva Zurek and Geoffrey R Hutchison, Journal of Cheminformatics 4, 17 (2012)
- "Hopping Transport in Conductive Heterocyclic Oligomers: Reorganization Energies and Substituent Effects," Geoffrey R. Hutchison, Mark A. Ratner, and Tobin J. Marks, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 127, 2339 (2005)
- "Building Blocks for N-Type Molecular and Polymeric Electronics. Perfluoroalkyl- versus Alkyl-Functionalized Oligothiophenes (nTs; n = 2−6). Systematic Synthesis, Spectroscopy, Electrochemistry, and Solid-State Organization," Antonio Facchetti, Myung-Han Yoon, Charlotte L. Stern, Geoffrey R. Hutchison, Mark A. Ratner, and Tobin J. Marks, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 126, 13480 (2004)
- "Intermolecular charge transfer between heterocyclic oligomers. Effects of heteroatom and molecular packing on hopping transport in organic semiconductors" Hutchison, G.R., Ratner, M.A., Marks, T.J. Journal of the American Chemical Society 127(48), pp. 16866-16881 (2005)
- "Bayesian Optimization for Conformer Generation." Chan, Lucian, Geoffrey Hutchison, and Garrett Morris. (2018).
- "Polarizable Drude Model with s-type Gaussian or Slater Charge Density for General Molecular Mechanics Force Fields," Mohammad Mehdi Ghahremanpour, Paul J. van Maaren, Carl Caleman, Geoffrey R. Hutchison, and David van der Spoel, ChemRxiv (2018).
- "A sobering assessment of small-molecule force field methods for low energy conformer predictions," IIana Y. Kanal, John A. Keith, Geoffrey R. Hutchison,International Journal of Quantum Chemistry (2017)
- "Interplay Among Sequence, Folding Propensity, and BioPiezoelectric Response in Short Peptides and Peptoids," Christopher W Marvin, Haley M. Grimm, Nathaniel C. Miller, W. Seth Horne, and Geoffrey R Hutchison, J. Phys. Chem. B (2017)
- "Fast Treatment of Noncovalent Packing Using Dispersion-Corrected Harris Approximate Density Functional Theory." Sharapov, Andrey B., and Geoffrey Hutchison. (2017).