Energy Research at the University of Washington

Alex K.-Y. Jen

Energy Research Area: Ultra-low-cost and efficient polymer solar cells; highly efficient white light polymer LEDs for solid-state lighting; low power and ultrahigh-speed organic photonic devices to improve energy efficiency for computation and telecommunication.

Professor and Chair, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Boeing/Johnson Chair
College of Engineering

Functional organic materials based on conjugated system are a novel class of materials that combine the optical and electronic properties of semiconductors with processing advantages and mechanical properties of polymers. Research in the Jen group is focused on the development of new functional materials, the improvement of material processing and interfacial engineering, and the development of new concept for innovative organic based photovoltaic devices for power generation and white light emitting diode for efficient solid state lighting. Another focus area is to develop “transformative” electro-optic and all-optical materials and devices for light-weight, low driving power, and ultrahigh-speed information processing.

Highly efficient and bright polymer light-emitting diodes developed by the Jen group for energy saving and solid-state lighting
Highly efficient and bright polymer light-emitting diodes developed by the Jen group for energy saving and solid-state lighting

Research Images

High-performance and flexible solar cells developed by the Jen group for efficient energy generation Researcher submitted image Researcher submitted image

Campus and Other Collaborators/Partners

Record last updated on November 28th 2011 PST.