Dr Jacek Jasieniak sprinkles 20 billion 'quantam dots' into a glowing ink.

Dr Jacek Jasieniak sprinkles 20 billion 'quantam dots' into a glowing ink.

Dr Jacek Jasieniak: researching nanoparticle inks for high performance printed solar cells

Dr Jasieniak leads research to develop inorganic nanoparticle inks for manufacture of high performance printed solar cells.

  • 1 May 2012 | Updated 16 January 2013

In this article

  1. Overview
  2. Publishing History

Overview

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Current activities

Dr Jacek Jasieniak leads our nanoparticle research. His work involves developing solution processed metal oxide layers for use in organic solar cells and light-emitting field effect transistors. 

He is exploring the use of sol-gel chemistry for making metal oxide thin-films with appropriate charge transport characteristics and energy level structures at low temperatures. 

By developing an understanding of the electronic properties of such layers and how they couple to organic semiconductors, he hopes to develop interfaces which are conducive towards high performance organic electronics.

Dr Jasieniak's research is focused on development of nanoparticle inks appropriate for deposition by printing on thin plastic films.

Background

Dr Jasieniak joined CSIRO in 2008 as an Office of the Chief Executive (OCE) Postdoctoral Fellow, was appointed as a research scientist in 2011 and, in 2012, spent a year working in Professor Alan Heeger's laboratory at the University of California, Santa Barbara, as a Fulbright scholar.

His research is focused on development of nanoparticle inks appropriate for deposition by printing on thin plastic films. The inks are developed by carefully controlling nanoparticle size and surface chemistry.

After further chemical and thermal treatments, these printed films can be used as the basic materials for high performance solar cells. Dr Jasieniak has a background in colloidal chemistry.

His research interests include:

  • fundamentals of nucleation and growth of II-VI nanocrystals and their application in thin-film lasers
  • quantum dot lasers (in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Padova)
  • solution processed solar cells
  • solution processed electronics.

Academic qualifications

Dr Jasieniak has been awarded a:
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Nanotechnology from Flinders University, 2003
  • Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Melbourne, Victoria, 2008
  • Graduate Certificate in Commercialisation from the University of Melbourne, 2008.

Achievements

Dr Jasieniak has been awarded:
  • OCE Postdoctoral fellow, 2008-10
  • ARC Postdoctoral fellow, 2011
  • Fulbright Scholar, 2011
  • Co-founder, Lucent Media (start-up company making electroluminescent displays).

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