We do rational design of electronic materials “from the ground up” using a combination of experiments and theory.
The Hutchison research group in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh develops new materials, as well as functional microscale and nanoscale devices. 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.
- Sequence Effects in Conjugated Donor–Acceptor Trimers and Polymers
- Molecularly-Doped Polyurethane Foams with Massive Piezoelectric Response
- Effects of Delocalized Charge Carriers in Organic Solar Cells: Predicting Nanoscale Device Performance from Morphology
- Sequence Matters: Determining the Sequence Effect of Electronic Structure Properties in π-Conjugated Polymers – Sequence-Controlled Polymers: Synthesis, Self-Assembly, and Properties – ACS Symposium Series
- Chris awarded the Braskem America Predoctoral Fellowship