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Gaurav Giri
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Virginia,
102 Engineers' Way, P.O. Box 400741
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4741
Phone: (434) 924-1351
Email: [email protected]
Education:
Stanford University
September 2008 - August 2013
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering
Advisor: Zhenan Bao
Thesis: Understanding and Tuning Organic Semiconductor Packing during Solution
Processing
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
B.S. Chemical Engineering
September 2004 - June 2008
Postdoctoral Research Experience:
Mass. Inst. Of Tech. (MIT): Jensen Research Group, Chemical Engineering
Sep.13 – Jan.16
 Investigated handling solid formation in microreactor flow synthesis and extended reactor lifetime through
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controlled crystal growth.
Studied organic crystal nucleation and growth in microfluidic systems.
Investigated use of 3-D additive printing for microreactor formations through use of novel materials.
Doctoral Research Experience:
Stanford: Bao Research Group, Chemical Engineering
Mar.09 – Aug.13
 Tuned the lattice spacing of small molecular organic semiconductor (OSC) thin film crystals using solution
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processing methods, and improved the electronic properties of the OSC.
Extended the concept of OSC lattice strain to polymeric organic semiconductors. Used electrical
characterization, spectroscopic and X-ray diffraction methods to study the effect of lattice strain.
Built an in-situ solution shearing machine at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) and
assisted building similar model at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.
Performed in situ study of crystallization in kinetic regimes using grazing incidence X-ray diffraction
(GIXD). Explained the importance of confinement for lattice strained OSC growth.
Elucidated design rules for the crystallization conditions necessary to observe lattice strain.
Patterned organic semiconductors to impart positional and orientation control through physical and
chemical means.
Undergraduate Research Experience:
Caltech:
Kornfield Research Group, Chemical Engineering
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Boston Biomedical Research Company
64 Grove St. Watertown, MA 02472
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Jun.07 – Sep.08
Created engineering designs for solar concentration using polydicyclopentadiene (pDCPD) polymer.
Researched conformal microfluidic channels of pDCPD polymer.
Dec. 2006, 2007
Summer 2005
Jan.–Sep. 2004
Summer 2003
Acquired knowledge of biochemical laboratory skills such as Mass Spectrometry, PAGE, kinetics, PCR.
Experimented in vitro with kinetic behavior of mutant CPI-17 protein.
Teaching Experience:
University of Virginia: ChE2216: Modelling and Simulations in Chemical Engineering Jan.16 – present
 Taught modeling and simulations relevant to chemical engineers using Matlab.
 Taught numerical analysis methods.
Stanford: CHE110: Introduction to Thermodynamics Teaching Assistant
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Caltech:
Taught undergraduate thermodynamics through lecturing during discussion sections and weekly office
hours, and held midterm and final reviews.
Created and grade quizzes, midterm exams and final exams.
BE201b: Physiology for Bioengineering Teaching Assistant
BE201a: Physiology for Bioengineering Teaching Assistant
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Jan.11 – Mar.11
Jan.12 – Mar.12
Jan. - Mar. 2008
Sep. - Dec. 2007
Taught students about the different biomedical and bioengineering techniques used in research.
Mentoring Experience:
University of Virginia:
 Mentoring two graduate students and three undergraduate students.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology:
 Mentoring undergraduate student in 3D additive printing.
Jan.16 – Current
Aug.14 – Sept.15
Sep.10 – Dec.12
Stanford:
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Mentored 3 undergraduates and a graduate student in X-ray diffraction and organic semiconductor
crystal growth and deposition.
o One undergraduate student coauthored an invited paper on his work as my mentee, and is
now a Ph.D. candidate at MIT.
o One undergraduate student is a Ph.D. candidate at Georgia Institute of Technology.
California Institute of Technology:
 Mentored undergraduate student in solar cell design and manufacturing
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Mar.08 – Sep.08
Student is a Ph.D. candidate at University of Pittsburgh.
Awards and Honors:
2015 – Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source – Graduate Student Award
2013 – SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory – Melvin P. Klein Scientific Development Award
2012 – Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company – 6th Outstanding Student Research Gold Award
2012 – American Chemical Society (ACS) Akzonobel Student Award Finalist
2012 – Materials Research Society (MRS) Gold Graduate Student Award
2008 – Graduated with Honors from Caltech.
2007 – William N. Lacey SURF Scholar
2006, 07 – Dale Austin Scholarship
Professional Activities:
2009 – Present: Active member of the Materials Research Society (MRS)
2010 – Present: Active member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE)
2012 – Present: Active member of the American Chemical Society (ACS)
2016 – Co-Chair: Reaction Engineering of Pharmaceuticals and Fine Chemicals (AICHE)
2016 – Co-Chair: Organic and Polymeric Electronics (AICHE)
Reviewer for Chemical Science, Material Science in Semiconductor Processing, Analytica Chimica Acta.
Publications:
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Giri, G.1, Park, S.1, Pitner, G., Shaw, L., Ha, J., Koo, J., Park, J., Nam, J., Hong, Y., and Bao, Z. (2015) “Large Area
Formation of Self-Aligned Crystalline Domains of Organic Semiconductors Directly on Transistor Channels using
CONNECT.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112 (18): 5561-5566.
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Giri, G., DeLongchamp, D. M., Reinspach, J., Fischer, D. A., Richter, L.J., Xu, J., Benight, S., Ayzner, A., Fang, L., Xue,
G., Toney, M. F., and Bao, Z. (2015) “Effect of Solution Shearing Method on Packing and Disorder of Organic
Semiconductor Polymers.” Chemistry of Materials 27 (7): 2350-2359.
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Giri, G., Li, R., Smilgies, D.M., Li, E.Q., Diao, Y., Lenn, K.M., Chiu, M., Lin, D.W., Allen, R., Reinspach, J., Mannsfeld,
S.C.B., Thoroddsen, S.T., Clancy, P., Bao, Z. and Amassian, A. (2014) “One-Dimensional Self-Confinement Promotes
Polymorph Selection in Large Area Organic Semiconductor Thin Films.” Nature Communications. 5, 3573. Online
View.
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Featured in Technology.org, Epoch Times, Cornell Chronicle, Phys.org, Nanowerk Nanotechnology News,
Scicasts, Science Daily
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Giri, G.1, Park, S.1, Vosgueritchian, M., Shulaker, M.M. and Bao, Z. (2013) “High Mobility, Aligned, Crystalline
Domains of TIPS-pentacene with Strained Lattice through Lateral Confinement of Crystal Growth.” Advanced Materials
26 (3): 487-493.
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Giri, G., Verploegen, E., Mannsfeld, S.C.B., Atahan-Evernk, S., Kim, D.H., Lee, S.Y., Becerril, H.A., Aspuru-Guzik, A,,
Toney, M.F. and Bao, Z. (2011). "Tuning Charge Transport in Solution-sheared Organic Semiconductors using Lattice
Strain." Nature 480 (7378): 504-508.
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Highlighted in Nature Table of Contents
Featured in SLAC Today, IEEE Spectrum, Stanford Report, Dec 2011, Nanowerk Nanotechnology News, MRS-S
Outlook
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Reinspach, J., Diao, Y., Giri, G., Sachse, T., England, K., Zhou, Y., Tassone, C., Worfolk, B., Presselt, M., Toney, M.F.,
Mannsfeld, S.C.B., and Bao, Z. (2016) “Tuning the Morphology of Solution-Sheared P3HT: PCBM Films” ACS Appl.
Mater. Interfaces, 8 (3): 1742–1751.
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Park, S., Pitner, G., Giri, G., Koo, J.H., Park, J., Kim, K., Wang, H., Sinclair, R., Wong, H.S.P., and Bao, Z. (2015)
“Large-Area Assembly of Densely Aligned Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Using Solution Shearing and Their
Application to Field-Effect Transistors.” Advanced Materials. Early View.
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Xu, J., Diao, Y., Zhou, D., Mao, Y., Giri, G., Chen, W., Liu, N., Mannsfeld, S.C.B., Xue, G. and Bao, Z. (2014) “Probing
the Interfacial Molecular Packing in TIPS-pentacene Organic Semiconductors by Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering.”
Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2 (16): 2985-2991.
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Lee, W.Y., Giri, G., Diao, Y., Tassone, C.J., Matthews, J.R., Sorensen, M.L., Mannsfeld, S.C.B., Chan, W.C., Fong, H.H.,
Tok, J.B.H., Toney, M.F., He, M. and Bao, Z. (2014) “Effect of Non-Chlorinated Mixed Solvents on Charge Transport and
Morphology of Solution Processed Polymer Field-Effect Transistors.” Advanced Functional Materials, 24 (23): 35243534.
10. Kim, D.H., Mei, J., Ayzner, A.L., Schmidt, K., Giri, G., Appleton, A.L., Toney, M.F. and Bao, Z. (2014) “Sequentially
Solution-processed, Nanostructured Polymer Photovoltaics using Selective Solvents.” Energy and Environmental
Science, 7 (3): 1103-1109.
11. Yuan, Y., Giri, G., Ayzner, A., Zoombelt, A.P., Mannsfeld, S.C.B., Chen, J., Huang, J. and Bao, Z. (2014) “Solutionprocessed Ultra-High Mobility Transparent Organic Thin Film Transistors with a Meta-stable Semiconductor Channel.”
Nature Communications¸ 5, 3005. Online View.
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Featured in Nanowerk Nanotechnology News, The Engineer, IEEE Spectrum, Business Standard, Times of India,
Science World Report
12. Fang, L., Liu, P., Sveinbjornsonn, B.R., Atahan-Evernk, S., Vandewal, K., Silvia, O., Jimenez-Oses, G., Shrestha, S., Giri,
G. Wei, P., Salleo, A., Aspuru-Guzik, A., Grubbs, R.H., Houk, K.N. and Bao, Z. (2013) “Confined Crystallization of
Fullerene Units along High Polymer Chains.” Journal of Materials Chemistry: C 1 (36): 5747-5755.
13. Diao, Y., Tee, B.C.K., Giri, G., Xu, J., Becerril, H.A., Stoltenberg, R.S., Lee, T.H., Xue, G., Mannsfeld, S.C.B. and Bao,
Z. (2013) “Printing Highly Aligned, Large Single-crystalline Domain Organic Semiconductors.” Nature Materials, 12 :
665-671.
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Highlighted in Nature Materials Front Cover
Featured in Nature Materials News and Views (nmat/journal/v12/n7/full/nmat3686.html)
Featured in Nanowerk Nanotechnology News, Innovations Report, EurekaAlert!, Phys.org, ScienceDaily
14. Lee, T.H., Lüssem, B., Kim, K. Giri, G., Nishi, Y., and Bao, Z. (2013) “p-Channel Field-Effect Transistors Based on C60
Doped with Molybdenum Trioxide.” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 5 (7): 2337-2341.
15. Smilgies, D.-M., Li, R., Giri, G., Chou, K. W., Diao, Y., Bao, Z. and Amassian, A. (2013). “Look Fast: Crystallization of
Conjugated Molecules during Solution Shearing Probed in-situ and in Real Time by X-ray Scattering.” Phys. Status
Solidi RRL, 7 (3): 177–179.
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Highlighted in PSS-RRL Back Cover.
Featured in Materials Views
16. Matthews, J.R., Niu, W., Tandia, A., Wallace, A. L., Hu, J., Lee, W.Y., Giri, G., Mannsfeld, S.C.B., Xie, Y., Cai, S.,
Fong, H.H., Bao, Z. and He, M. (2013). “Scalable Synthesis of Fused Thiophene-Diketopyrrolopyrrole Semiconducting
Polymers Processed from Nonchlorinated Solvents into High Performance Thin Film Transistors.” Chemistry of
Materials. 25 (5): 782–789.
17. Lundin, P., Giri, G. Bao, Z. (2013). “A Comparison of the Properties of Two Structurally Equivalent but Regiochemically
Different Mono-alkylated Polybithiophenes Prepared through AABB-type Stille Polycondensation.” Journal of Polymer
Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry. 51 (4): 908-915.
18. Li, H. Tee, B. C-K, Giri, G., Bao, Z. (2012) “High-performance Transistors and Complimentary Inverters based on
Solution-grown Aligned Organic Single-crystals.” Advanced Materials 24 (19): 2588-2591.
19. Kim, D.H., Lee, J., Park, J-I., Chung, J.W., Lee, W.H., Giri, G. et al. (2011). "Molecular Weight-Induced Structural
Transition of Liquid-Crystalline Polymer Semiconductor for High-Stability Organic Transistor." Advanced Functional
Materials 21(23): 4442-4447.
Invited Publications:
20. Giri, G.¹, Miller, E.¹, and Bao, Z. (2014) “Selective Solution Shearing Deposition of High Performance TIPS-Pentacene
Polymorphs Through Chemical Patterning.” Journal of Material Science. Accepted.
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Invited through presentation at MRS Fall 2013.
21. Giri, G.¹, Li, H.¹, Tok, J. and Bao, Z. (2013) “Toward High-Mobility Organic Field-Effect Transistors: Control of
Molecular Packing and Large-Area Fabrication of Single-Crystal Based Devices.” MRS Bulletin. 38 (01): 34-42. 2013.
Invited Review.
Manuscripts Under Review/ In Preparation:
22. Giri, G., and Jensen, K. F. “Extending Microreactor Lifetime during Continuous Flow Synthesis for Pharmaceutical
Applications through Controlled Crystal Growth of Solid Products.” In preparation.
23. Giri, G., Verploegen, E., and Bao, Z. “Using Solution Shearing to Control and Explore Morphology and Molecular
Packing of trimethyl-[2.2’;5’,2”;5”,2”] quarter-thiophen-5-yl-silane (4T-TMS).” In preparation.
Patents:
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Bao, Z., Giri, G., Lee, S.Y. and Mannsfeld, S.C.B. 2012. “Method of Manufacturing an Organic Semiconductor Thin
Film.” US Patent 20,140,256,085. Filed Oct. 2, 2012.
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Yuan, Y., Giri, G., Zoombelt, A.P., Mannsfeld, S.C.B., Huang, J. and Bao, Z “High Performance Organic Field-effect
Transistors with Metastable Channel Layer.” 2012.S12-504. Filed Dec. 23, 2013.
Selected Presentations:
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Oral Presentation “Printing Organic Circuits with Low Patterning Errors and Variability using CONNECT.” Materials
Research Society (MRS) Fall 2015 Meeting.
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Oral Presentation “Additive 3D Printing for Microreactor Applications and Continuous Flow Chemistry.” American
Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE), Annual Meeting 2015.
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Oral Presentation “Printing Organic Circuits with Low Patterning Errors and Variability using CONNECT.” American
Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE), Annual Meeting 2015.
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Invited Seminar. “Understanding and Applying Crystal Growth for Organic Electronics and Continuous Flow Synthesis.”
University of California, Los Angeles. Feb. 2015.
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Invited Seminar. “Understanding and Applying Crystal Growth for Organic Electronics and Continuous Flow Synthesis.”
Northeastern University. Feb. 2015.
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Invited Seminar. “Understanding and Applying Crystal Growth for Organic Electronics and Continuous Flow Synthesis.”
University of Virginia. Feb. 2015.
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Invited Seminar. “Understanding and Applying Crystal Growth for Organic Electronics and Continuous Flow Synthesis.”
Vanderbilt University. Feb. 2015.
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Invited Seminar. “Understanding and Applying Crystal Growth for Organic Electronics and Continuous Flow Synthesis.”
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Feb. 2015.
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Invited Seminar. “Understanding and Applying Crystal Growth for Organic Electronics and Continuous Flow Synthesis.”
Georgia Institute of Technology. Feb. 2015.
10. Invited Seminar. “Understanding and Applying Crystal Growth for Organic Electronics and Continuous Flow Synthesis.”
Kansas State University. Jan. 2015.
11. Invited Oral Presentation. “Additive 3D Printing for Microreactor Applications and Continuous Flow Chemistry.” The
Pittsburgh Conference (Pittcon) 2015 Meeting.
12. Oral Presentation “Understanding Organic Semiconductor Polymorphism using High Speed in-situ Optical and X-ray
Diffraction Methods.” Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall 2014 Meeting.
13. Oral Presentation “Printing Organic Semiconductors for Logic Circuits with Low Patterning Errors and Electrical
Variability.” Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall 2014 Meeting.
14. Oral Presentation “In situ Optical Characterization of Crystal Growth in Continuous Flow Chemical Synthesis of
Pharmaceutical Compounds.” Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall 2014 Meeting.
15. Poster Presentation “Understanding Organic Semiconductor Polymorphism using High Speed in-situ Optical and X-ray
Diffraction Methods.” American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE), Annual Meeting 2014.
16. Meet the Faculty Candidate Poster Presentation “Crystal Polymorphism and Texture Control During Solution Growth
For Organic Electronics and Pharmaceutical Flow Chemistry” American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE),
Annual Meeting 2014.
17. Oral Presentation “Controlling Solid Handling to Extend Microreactor Lifetimes for Continuous Flow Chemistry.”
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE), Annual Meeting 2014.
18. Oral Presentation “Large Scale Solution Shearing Combining Organic Semiconductor Polymorphism and Patterning.”
Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall 2013 Meeting.
19. Oral Presentation “Studying Organic Semiconductor Polymorphism and Microstructure Evolution Using High Speed In
Situ Optical and X-ray Diffraction Methods.” Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall 2013 Meeting.
20. Poster Presentation. “Tuning Polymer Molecular Packing Through Solution Processing Methods and Their
Characterization.” American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE), Annual Meeting 2013.
21. Oral Presentation. “Controlling Charge Transport in Patterned Organic Thin Film Transistors Through Solution Shearing
and Lattice Strain.” American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE), Annual Meeting 2013.
22. Invited Oral Presentation. “Using Non-equilibrium Polymorphism as an Avenue to High Performance Organic
Semiconductors.” SSRL/LCLS User’s Conference 2013.
23. Oral Presentation. “Studying Organic Semiconductor Polymorphism and Microstructure Evolution using High Speed
in-situ Optical and X-ray Diffraction Methods.” Materials Research Society, Spring 2013 Meeting.
24. Oral Presentation. “Controlling and Generalizing Lattice Strain and Polymorph Formation in Organic Semiconductors.”
Materials Research Society, Spring 2013 Meeting.
25. Oral Presentation. “Controlling Charge Transport in Patterned Organic Thin Film Transistors through Solution Shearing
and Lattice Strain.” Materials Research Society, Spring 2013 Meeting.
26. Meet the Faculty Poster Presentation. “Tuning the Molecular Packing of Organic Semiconductors for High Performance
Using Metastable Crystallization.” American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE), Annual Meeting 2012.
27. Oral Presentation. “Tuning Charge Transport of Solution Sheared Organic Semiconductors using Lattice Strain.”
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE), Annual Meeting 2012.
28. Invited Oral Presentation. “Tuning Charge Transport of Organic Semiconductors Through Metastable Crystallization
and Lattice Strain.” SSRL/LCLS User’s Conference 2012.
29. Oral Presentation.” “Tuning Charge Transport of Solution Sheared Organic Semiconductors using Lattice Strain.” TSMC
– 6th OSR presentation.
30. Oral Presentation.” “Tuning Charge Transport of Solution Sheared Organic Semiconductors using Lattice Strain.”
American Chemical Society (ACS) 244th National Meeting. Annual Meeting 2012.
31. Oral Presentation. “Tuning Molecular Packing by Using Solution Processing Conditions for High Mobility Organic Thin
Film Transistors (OTFTs).” Materials Research Society, Spring 2012 Meeting.
32. Oral Presentation. “In situ Optical and X-ray Diffraction Study Organic Semiconductors Crystal Growth During Solution
Shearing.” Materials Research Society, Spring 2012 Meeting.
33. Oral Presentation. “Strained Molecular Packing of TIPS-Pentacene with Enhanced Charge Transport Using Solution
Shearing.” American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Annual Meeting, 2011.
34. Invited Oral Presentation. “Influencing Molecular Packing and Alignment of Small Molecular Organic Semiconductors
(OSCs).” Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Molecular Foundry User Meeting, 2011.
35. Oral Presentation. “Tuning Molecular Packing by Changing Solution Processing Conditions for High Mobility Organic
Thin Film Transistors (OTFTs).” Organic Microelectronics & Optoelectronics Workshop VII, 2011.
36. Oral Presentation. “Origin of High Mobility Organic Thin Film Transistors (OTFTs) From Solution Shearing.” Materials
Research Society. Spring 2011 Meeting.
37. Oral Presentation. “High Mobility TIPS-Pentacene Field Effect Transistors (FETs) Fabricated using Solution Shearing.”
Materials Research Society. Fall 2010 Meeting.
38. Poster Presentation. “Investigating Organic Semiconductor (OSC) Morphology using Solution Shearing Method.”
Materials Research Society. Spring 2010 Meeting.
39. Oral Presentation. “Controlling Organic Semiconductor Crystallization and Morphology using Solution Shearing.”
International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films. 37 th Annual Meeting 2009.
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