For Ten Hundred Words of Science: Explaining Complex Science in Plain English.
We make tiny things which make power from the sun and other tiny things which make power from moving. Both can help power the world.
We think hard about how matter really works and how tiny things can come together to make a whole. We try to understand how power moves through stuff. By asking how these tiny things work, and come together to form a whole, we can make them work better. So using what we learn, we make new things.
Part of our job is also to help other people to learn about these things, and how to ask and answer new questions.
Benjamin N. Norris, Shaopeng Zhang, Casey M. Campbell, Jeffrey T. Auletta, Percy Calvo-Marzal, Geoffrey R. Hutchison, Tara Y. Meyer. “Modulating Electronic and Optical Properties of Conjugated Oligomers via Tailored Sequence” Macromolecules 2013 46(4) 1384–1392. Online. The supplemental info is available here: Norris SI.
Adam G. Gagorik, Jacob W. Mohin, Tomasz Kowalewski, and Geoffrey R. Hutchison. “Monte Carlo Simulations of Charge Transport in 2D Organic Photovoltaics” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2013 4(1) 36-42. Online. The supplemental info is available here: Gagorik SI.
Nie, H.-J., Chen, X., Yao, C.-J., Zhong, Y.-W., Hutchison, G. R. and Yao, J. “Electronic Coupling between Two Amine Redox Sites through the 5,5′-Positions of Metal-Chelating 2,2′-Bipyridines.” Chem. Eur. J. 2012 18(45) pp. 14497–14509. Online. The supplemental info is available here: Nie SI.
Adam G. Gagorik, Geoffrey R. Hutchison. “Simulating Charge Injection and Dynamics in Micro-scale Organic Field-Effect Transistors.” J. Phys. Chem. C 2012 ASAP. Available Online.The Supplemental information is available as a pdf download here: Gagorik SI.
Marcus D Hanwell, Donald E Curtis, David C Lonie, Tim Vandermeersch, Eva Zurek, Geoffrey R Hutchison. “Avogadro: An advanced semantic chemical editor, visualization, and analysis platform.” J. Cheminf. 2012 4:17. Open Access.
Last week, Prof. Hutchison presented a poster on our molecular piezoelectric research, “Donor-Acceptor Molecule Piezoelectrics: Electromechanical Materials from the Bottom Up” at the 2012 Gordon Research Conference on Electron Donor-Acceptor Interactions. The work was picked as one of the three best posters at the conference, and he gave a presentation on Thursday night in one of the coveted “poster talk” slots.
Tamika A. Madison, Adam G. Gagorik, Geoffrey R. Hutchison. “Charge Transport in Imperfect Organic Field Effect Transistors: Effects of Charge Traps.” J. Phys. Chem. C 2012 116(22) pp11852-11858. Available Online. The Supplemental information is available as a pdf download here: Madison SI
The 6th Annual COPE-Solvay Symposium on Organic Electronics is in Pittsburgh, and the group is presenting 5 posters, covering a range of our research, from organic piezoelectrics to charge transport experiments and simulations and new materials discovery.
Earlier this semester, Prof. Hutchison gave talks at Williams College (his alma mater) and Bryn Mawr on work in the group. At Williams, he was named a Class of 1960 Scholar in Chemistry, a program which allows the undergrad students increased interaction with visiting speakers.