The Molecular Electronics and Photonics research unit provides modern and well-occupied experimental facilities on material synthesis, advanced characterisation, interfaces and processing of solution processed electronic materials and devices.

For the current activities of the MEP research unit at CUT, access is provided to glove box facilities to allow controlled environment (low oxygen/moisture content) device and film fabrication, organic, hybrid and metal oxide materials and metal evaporation, spin-coating, doctor blading, inkjet printing, slot-die roll coating, surface profilometry, atomic force microscopy (AFM), UV-Vis-NIR absorption and photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy, a solar simulator for device testing, external quantum efficiency (EQE), contact angle measurements, photocurrrent mapping and impedance spectroscopy, an organic chemical lab dedicated to the synthesis and property characterization of electronic materials, including gel permeation chromatography (GPC) and cyclic voltammetry (CV) set-up for electrochemical characterisation, as well as facilities to perform accelerated and outdoor solar cell lifetime testing.

The above tools allow the MEP research unit at CUT to work on the following topics: electronic materials synthesis, alternative processing methods of organic, hybrid and solution based inorganic electronic materials and device structures, organic and hybrid PV and LED device building, device loss analysis studies and lifetime performance and research based on novel electrodes and interfaces.