At the Hybrid Optoelectronic Materials and Devices lab we conduct research going from the design and preparation of new materials to the fabrication and optimization of devices for lighting, photovoltaic, and diagnosis applications. This is rounded by our expertise in electrochemical, spectroscopic, and theoretical characterization techniques. Our final goal is to progress the technologies above fulfilling the “green photonics” concept. In particular, our current research encompasses three lines: i) hybrid organic-inorganic materials, ii) 3rd generation of electroactive materials, and iii) bio-hybrid optoelectronics.
Cintia Ezquerro, Elisa Fresta, Elena Serrano, Elena Lalinde, Javier García-Martínez, Jesús R Berenguer, Rubén D Costa
Alfonso Monreal, Juan J. Vilatela, Rubén D. Costa
Angew. Chem. Int.
Oliver Langmar, Carolina R Ganivet, Peter Schol, Tobias Scharl, Gema de la Torre, Tomás Torres, Rubén D Costa, Dirk M Guldi
Hybrid Optoelectronic Materials and Devices
New Materials for electroluminescent lighting devices
New electroactive materials for thin-film lighting devices
Nanostructured electrodes for photoelectrochemical cells
Intrinsic white emitting materials for lighting
Thin-film lighting technologies
Bio-inspired light-emitting diodes
All bio-coatings for light-emitting diodes
Photovoltaic technologies and the synthesis and application of new organic dyes in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells
Small molecules in light-emitting electrochemical cells
Funded by FET-OPEN European Commission 2019-2023; PI and coordinator of Engineered Artificial fluorescent proteins for biological light-emitting diodes (ENABLED): FET-OPEN European Commission (Project start: 01/01/2020)
Funded by the European Commission 2019-2021; PI of Light induced bipolar electrochemical doping in perovskite devices (LIBED-PDs) funded by the European Commission. – 161,000 €
InOutBioLight aims to design multifunctional rubbers with enhanced mechanical, thermal, color-converting, and lightguiding features towards advanced biohybrid lighting and photovoltaic technologies. The latter are placed at the forefront of the EU efforts for low-cost production and efficient consumption of electricity, a critical issue for a sustainable development.
Funded by Madrid Regional Government 2019-2023; PI of New materials for artificial photosynthesis (FotoArt-CM) funded by Madrid Regional Government – 160,000 €
Funded by the Chinese Science Council (CSC) 2018-2021; PI of New approaches towards perovskite light-emitting diodes funded by the Chinese Science Council (CSC) – 90,000
Funded by the Europa Excellence program 2018-2019; PI of Advanced biorubbers for biohybrid lighting and photovoltaic technologies funded by the Europa Excellence program – 75,000
Funded by BBVA Foundation 2018-2020; PI Leonardo Fellowship by BBVA Foundation – 40,000 €
Family of flexible and rigid polymer coatings, in which fluorescent proteins (FPs) and enzymes are easily introduced. The bio-functionality is preserved over years under ambient conditions and several months under device/reactor operation conditions.
Opportunity: Technology license