Welcome to the Centre for Organic Photonics & Electronics

Centre for Organic Photonics & Electronics – a joint initiative between the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences and the School of Mathematics and Physics (Physics Discipline) includes integrated programs in experimental and theoretical condensed matter physics as well as synthetic chemistry.

The Centre is affiliated with the Faculty of Science at The University of Queensland. The Centre also co-hosts the Australian National Fabrication Facility - QLD Node (ANFF-Q). 

How to find COPE at The University of Queensland

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Photo: Stewart Gould


Queensland Government Mid-career Fellowship Funding Awarded to Dr Paul Shaw

COPE is delighted to announce that Dr Paul Shaw has won Mid-career Fellowship Funding from Queensland Government. Paul leads the sensors team at COPE which develops technology for the selective detection of explosives from their vapours. For more details, please see the following link: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-04/uoq-qgf042016.php

MRS Graduate Student Gold Award won by COPE PhD student, Qianqian (Vincent) Lin

Vincent has won a highly competitive Graduate Student Gold Award at the 2016 Material Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. The MRS Meeting is one of the leading international stages to present cutting edge materials research. Vincent won the award for his work on perovskite materials, and in particular, their application in wavelength selective photodiodes. If you are interested in reading more on this work see "Filterless narrowband visible photodetectors", Nature Photonics, 2015, 9, 687-694. http://www.nature.com/nphoton/journal/v9/n10/abs/nphoton.2015.175.html

COPE students win prizes at the 11th Annual SCMB Research Students Symposium

Image: 11th Annual SCMB Research Students Symposium: Qianqian Lin and Sarah McGregor

Qianqian Lin and Sarah McGregor both enjoyed success at the recent SCMB Research Students Symposium held on the 26th November.
Sarah McGregor won 2nd prize for her Poster presentation & Qianqian Lin won 1st prize in the Oral presentations. Congratulations Sarah and Vincent.

COPE Selected as 2015 Eureka Prize Finalist

We are delighted to announce that the sensors team at COPE has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 Defence Science and Technology Organisation Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science for Safeguarding Australia:

COPE, University of Queensland
Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are one of the greatest threats faced by military personnel and homeland security. Detection of the vapours released by explosives is the best strategy for the identification of IEDs.
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