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DSOS - Design & Synthesis of Organic Semiconductors


DSOS - Design & Synthesis of Organic Semiconductors

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Jurgen Kesters obtained his PhD in Chemistry at the UHasselt in 2015 under supervision of Prof. W. Maes focussing on the implementation of organic semiconducting materials to boost the thermal stability and device performance of organic photovoltaics. Afterwards, he stayed in the same laboratory as a Postdoctoral fellow continuing his work on the implementation of conjugated polyelectrolyte interlayers in organic photovoltaics. After two postdoctoral stays, conducted in Amsterdam (Prof. E. Von Hauff) and Linz (Dr M. Scharber), he obtained an FWO Postdoctoral scholarship in 2016 for which, apart from working on organic photovoltaics, he also broadens his scope in organic electronics toward near-infrared photodetectors.