Professor Henning Sirringhaus
Hitachi Professor of Electron Device Physics
Head of Microelectronics and Optoelectonics
Fellow of Churchill College
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Cambridge CB3 0HE.
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Henning Sirringhaus holds the Hitachi Professorship of Electron Device Physics at the Cavendish Laboratory. He has an undergraduate and PhD degree in physics from ETH Zürich (CH). From 1995-1996 he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Princeton University (USA). He has been working in Cambridge in the field of charge transport in organic semiconductors and their application in field-effect transistors since 1997. In 2000 he co-founded Plastic Logic Ltd., a technology start-up company commercialising printed organic transistor technology.
I am interested in scientific understanding of charge transport through self-assembled organic molecules and polymers. Organic semiconductors show a rich variety of transport phenomena which are not exhibited by more conventional inorganic semiconductors such as silicon. Understanding of transport on the molecular scale requires sophisticated experimental techniques, and we have developed a number of electrical transport, optical spectroscopy, and scanning probe techniques to characterize these processes. I am also interested in high-resolution printing based fabrication of organic devices and applications of organic semiconductors in field-effect transistors and solar cells.
Research Group - Microelectronics and Optoelectonics
"Downscaling of self-aligned, all-printed polymer thin-film transistors". Noh, Y.Y, Zhao, N., Caironi, M, Sirringhaus, H. Nature Nanotechnology 2, 784 (2007)
"Spatial control of the recombination zone in an ambipolar light-emitting organic transistor". Zaumseil, J., Friend, R.H. and Sirringhaus, H. Nature Materials 5, 69 (2006)
"General observation of n-type field-effect behaviour in organic semiconductors". LL. Chua, J. Zaumseil, J.F. Chang, E. Ou, P. Ho, H. Sirringhaus, R.H. Friend. Nature 434, 194 (2005)
"Device physics of solution-processed organic field-effect transistors" (review article). H. Sirringhaus Advanced Materials 17, 2411 (2005)
"Correlation between surface photovoltage and blend morphology in polyfluorene-based photodiodes". Chiesa, M., Burgi, L., Kim, J.S., Shikler, R., Friend, R.H. and Sirringhaus, H. Nano Letters 5, 559 (2005)
"Two-dimensional charge transport in self-organised, high-mobility conjugated polymers". H. Sirringhaus, P.J. Brown, R.H. Friend, M.M. Nielsen, K. Bechgaard, B.M.W. Langeveld-Voss, A.J.H. Spiering, R.A.J. Janssen, E.W. Meijer, P. Herwig, D.M. de Leeuw. Nature 401, 685 (1999)