WFU Physics Department
Welcome to the web page of the Organic and Flexible Electronics research group at Wake Forest University!
We study the interplay between structure/processing/device structure and device performance, with particular emphasis on materials and devices of relevance for large -area and flexible electronics.
11/22 - Prof. Jurchescu wins the 2022 Pegram Award from APS Southeastern Section (SESAPS) for excellence in teaching and mentoring
9/22 - Dr. Hurriyet Yuce Cakir joined the group. Welcome Hurriyet!
8/22 - Katie Koch joined the group. Welcome Katie!
6/22 - High-school students Elias Thomas and Shai Kim-Shapiro join the group for summer internships.
4/22 - Matthew Waldrip won the department award for excellence in research and the peer mentor award. Congratulations, Matthew!
3/22 - Prof. Jurchescu and the OSCAR team awarded the NSF Special Creativity award
1/22 - Postdoctoral position open. Contact Prof. Jurchescu for more details or apply directly here.
1/22 - Moti Mirhosseini and Mani Makala join the group. Welcome!
11/21 - Oana elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)
5/21 - Hamna wins the 2021 Gordon A. Melson Outstanding PhD Student Award
5/21 - Oana awarded the 2019-20 Graduate School Student Association Faculty Excellence Award
5/21 - Hamna wins the Department research award. Congratulations, Hamna!
5/21 - Ryan wins the Department teaching award. Congratulations, Ryan!
4/21 - Hamna's work featured in Triad Business Journal
4/21 - Oana named Baker Family Professor of Physics
3/21 - Hamna successfully defends her PhD thesis. Congratulations Dr. Iqbal!
1/21 - Prof. Jurchescu joins the Editorial Advisory Board of Chemical Physics Reviews (AIP)
1/21 - Derek Dremann joins the group. Welcome, Derek!
5/2020 - David, James and Robby successfully defend their Physics undergraduate honor theses. Congratulations!
4/2020 - Robby wins the William E. Speas Memorial Award. Congratulations, Robby!
4/2020 - Andrew receives the department award for excellence in research. Congratulations, Andrew!
4/2020 - Hamna receives the department Peer mentor award. Congratulations, Hamna!
4/ 2020 - Andrew successfully defends his PhD thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Zeidell!
2/2020 - Read our latest review about traps in organic semiconductors
1/2020 - Arina Yu joins the group. Welcome Arina!
9/2019 - Read our latest review about contact resistance in organic devices
5/2019 - Zach Lamport wins the Physics research department award
5/2019 - Andrew Zeidell wins the Physics peer mentor award
4/2019 - Sajant Anand wins a NSF GRFP Fellowship and a NDSEG fellowship
4/2019 - Robby Bradford named a Goldwater Scholar
2/2019 - Prof. Jurchescu elected in the Division of Materials Physics Executive Committee of the American Physical Society
12/2018 - Read about our method to reduce contact resistance here
5/2018 - Sajant Anand wins the Archie Student Award
5/2018 - Katrina Barth, Laura Jennings, Sajant Anand and Ben Scharmann defend his honors theses
4/2018 - Angela Harper named Gates Cambridge Scholar
4/2018 - Sajant Anand wins the William E. Speas Memorial Award
4/2018 - Oana Jurchescu awarded the Physics excellence in teaching award
4/2018 - Zach Lamport wins Physics peer mentor award
4/2018 - Katrina Barth wins NSF GRFP Fellowship
3/2018 - Sajant Anand wins best undergraduate presentation award at the APS march meeting in Los Angeles, CA
2/2018 - Oana Jurchescu receives the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Center’s (URECA) Faculty Award For Excellence in Mentorship in Research and Creative Work.
10/2017 - Angela Harper awarded the LeRoy Apker Award
4/2017 - Angela wins the Archie Student Award
4/2017 - Angela defends her honors thesis
4/2017 - Angela is one of the four winners of the winners of the 8th Annual Senior Showcase held in ZSR Library
4/2007 - Angela wins the William E. Speas Memorial Award
3/2017 - Andrew receives a WFU Richter fellowship to travel to Bordeaux, France. He will be a visiting scientist in the lab of Prof Wantz
3/2017 - Angela Harper awarded a 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
2/2017 - Oana receives the Kulynych Family Omicron Delta Kappa Award
1/2017 - Angela Harper named Churchill Scholar. She will study at the University of Cambridge.
1/2017 - Jacori Hayes was selected to play for FC Dallas
12/2016 - Jacori Hayes Wins the 2016 Senior CLASS Award® for Men’s Soccer. Congratulations, Jacori!
5/2016 - Peter Diemer presents at Open Thinking Innovation Showcase
4/2016 - Katelyn Goetz successfully defends her PhD thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Goetz!
4/2016 - Hannah Smith wins the William E. Speas Memorial Award
4/2016 - Peter Diemer successfully defends his PhD thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Diemer!
4/2016 - Joshua Mei successfully defends his PhD thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Mei!
3/2016 - Angela Harper wins a 2016 Goldwater Scholarship
3/2016 - Peter Diemer wins the gold MRS graduate student award
3/2016 - Hannah Smith awarded 2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
3/2016 - Andrew Zeidell wins the Honorable Mention in the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship competition
3/2016 - Hannah Smith and Sajant Anand invited to join the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation's oldest academic honor society
2/2016 - Jacori Hayes selected to the All-ACC Academic Team (soccer)
11/2015 - Hannah Smith named a Mullen Scholar
9/2015 - Our proposal on Laser-Printed Organic Electronic Devices receives funding from the National Science Foundation
5/2015 - Jeremy named MRS/TMS Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow
4/2015 - Yaochuan's work on the first hybrid halide perovskite FETs featured in the news
4/2015 - Jeremy Ward successfully defends his PhD thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Ward!
4/2015 - Abdul Obaid, Derek Fogel and Andy Vuong defend their senior honor theses
4/2015 - Abdul Obaid wins the William E. Speas Memorial Award
4/2015 - Jeremy Ward wins the 2015 Department of Physics Outstanding Peer-Mentor Award
4/2015 - Sajant Anand receives a WFU Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
3/2015 - Abdul Obaid is awarded the Gates Cambridge Scholarship
3/2015 - Derek Fogel wins the undergraduate research presentation award at the APS meeting in San Antonio, TX
2/2015 - Oana receives the WFU Award for Excellence in Research
2/2015 - Jeremy Ward is selected for the NSF Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP)
8/2014 - Jeremy's manuscript featured on the cover of Advanced Functional Materials
5/2014 - Katelyn Goetz is awarded an NSF GROW fellowship to perform research in the group of Dr. Tatsuo Hasegawa at the Flexible Electronics Research Center (FLEC), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
4/2014 - Maggie Payne defends her senior honor thesis
4/2014 - Maggie Payne wins the William E. Speas Memorial Award
4/2014 - Katelyn Goetz wins the 2014 Department of Physics Outstanding Peer-Mentor Award
4/2014 - Abdul Obaid is awarded the WFU Research Fellowship from the URECA Center to carry out research on campus this summer
4/2014 - Maggie Payne wins the Honorable Mention in the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship competition
3/2014 - Andy Vuong wins a Richter Fellowship to travel to KAUST and work in the group of Prof. Aram Amassian
12/2013 - Peter and Oana win the 2013 Wake Forest Innovation Award
12/2013 - Peter's manuscript featured on the cover of Advanced Materials
10/2013 - Our lab was moved to Olin Building
08/2013 - Our proposal "MRI: Acquisition of an E-Beam Evaporator for Interdisciplinary Research and Education" was funded by NSF
05/2013 - Alyssa Brigeman and Loah Stevens defend their honor theses
04/2013 - Loah Stevens wins the William E. Speas Memorial Award
03/2013 - Katelyn Goetz awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
03/2013 - Peter Diemer wins the Honorable Mention in the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship program
03/2013 - Jeremy Ward receives a Richter Scholarship to perform research at ICMAB in Barcelona, Spain
03/2013 - Jeremy Ward awarded runner-up for his poster presented at the Graduate Student Research Day
02/2013 - Oana Jurchescu receives the Reid-Doyle Prize for Excellence in Teaching
01/2013 - Oana Jurchescu wins the NSF CAREER Award
10/2012 - Article by Jeremy Ward and Oana Jurchescu featured on the cover of Advanced Materials
09/2012 - Oana Jurchescu receives funding from NIST to work on spintronics for novel device application and metrology advancement
06/2012 - Oana Jurchescu publishes a book chapter in Organic Electronics II: More Materials and Applications, editor: Hagen Klauk
05/2012 - Claire McLellan and Danny David defend their honor theses
05/2012 - Oana Jurchescu receives the Physics Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award
05/2012 - Claire McLellan wins the William E. Speas Memorial Award
04/2012 - Katelyn Goetz awarded the NSF EAPSI fellowship to travel to Nanyang Technological University in Singapore
04/2012 - Oana Jurchescu awarded WFU Faculty Endowment Fund Fellowship
04/2012 - Jeremy Ward and Claire McLellan awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
04/2012 - Loah Stevens awarded Wake Forest Summer Research Fellowship
03/2012 - Peter Diemer awarded runner-up for his poster presented at the Graduate Student Research Day
03/2012 - Alyssa Brigeman receives the NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
12/2011 - Jeremy Ward Wins Best Presentation at ISDRS
07/2011 - Oana Jurchescu and her collaborators from UNC and Georgia Tech awarded grant to study high-conductivity binary organic single crystals
05/2011 - Katelyn Goetz and Jack Owen defend their honor theses
04/2011 - Claire McLellan wins the Goldwater Scholarship
02/2011 - Oana Jurchescu receives funding from NSF to investigate the patterning of organic thin-film transistors by differential microstructure
09/2010 - Oana Jurchescu and her collaborators receive funding from NSF for the acquisition of a poweder X-Ray diffractometer
07/2010 - Claire McLellan named a Duke Energy Scholar
06/2010 - Oana Jurchescu receives the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award
04/2010 - Katelyn Goetz, Claire McLellan and Danny David present at the Plastic Electronics conference in Dresden, Germany
04/2010 - Katelyn Goetz, Danny David and Jack Owen awarded Wake Forest Summer Research Fellowships
10/2009 - Oana Jurchescu receives funding from NIST to develop efficient contacts for organic semiconductors