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DSOS - Design & Synthesis of Organic Semiconductors


DSOS - Design & Synthesis of Organic Semiconductors

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Sanne Govaerts obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at Hasselt University in 2011, after doing a Bachelor thesis in the group of Prof. dr W. Maes on the synthesis of cyclopentadithiophene-based low bandgap copolymers. Afterwards, she moved to the KU Leuven for a Master’s degree in Chemistry. During the first year, she did an external internship at TE Connectivity, where she performed research on heat shrink sleeves. In the second Master year, she did her thesis in the group of Prof. dr Guy Koeckelberghs on the controlled polymerization of poly(cyclopentadithiophenes). After her graduation in 2013, she returned to Hasselt University to start a PhD in Chemistry in the DSOS group of Prof. dr W. Maes. Her research focuses on controlled polymerization procedures to obtain thiophene-based conjugated polymers with advanced architectures to eventually be applied in organic solar cell devices. Sanne succesfully defended her thesis on September 15th 2017 and now continues her work as a postdoc.