The research group "Organic Materials & Devices – OMD" was established in fall 2005 with the appointment of Marcus Halik to the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg. The OMD-group is a section of the "Institute of Polymer Materials - LSP" at the Department of Materials Science which belongs to the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg.
The research of the OMD-group is focused on new innovative organic and hybrid materials for electronic and optoelectronic device applications in transistors, non-volatile memories, solar cells, sensors, and capacitors. The research follows an interdisciplinary approach, based on the understanding of chemical compounds on their molecular scale (chemistry), on investigations of their properties in formulations and after deposition, on the construction of functional devices (physics, engineering, and processing), and finally on the electrical characterization of devices (electrical engineering). The basic principles and methods of self-assembly, hierarchical structure formation, and interface control are of particular interest.
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OMD participates in a number of collaborative research and training programs such as in the Cluster of Excellence "Engineering of Advanced Materials - Hierarchical Structure Formation of Functional Devices" (EC-EAM), the Graduate School of Molecular Science (GSMS), the Interdisciplinary Center for Molecular Materials (ICMM), the DFG research training group "Disperse Systems for Electronics" (GRK 1161), the Energy Campus Nürnberg (EnCN), or the Collaborative Research Centre – Synthetic Carbon Allotropes (SFB 953)