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    03/26/2018:
    Our paper "Plasmonic Sphere-on-Plane Systems with Semiconducting Polymer Spacers Layers" by Binxing Yu, et al., was accepted for publication in the journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics.

    02/02/2018:
    Our paper "Aperiodic Porous Metasurface Mediated Organic Semiconductor Fluorescence" by Zeqing Shen et al., was accepted for publication in ACS Photonics.

    12/2017:
    Congratualations to Catrice Carter and Zeqing Shen on your successful PhD defenses!! Best of luck in your future careers at Intel and Duke University.

    05/04/2017:
    Ankur Dalsania was awarded a prestigious Henry Rutgers Scholar Award from SAS for his honors senior thesis "Enhancing Organic Polymer Exciton-Plasmon Coupling for Applications in Optoelectronics." Congratulations and best wishes for med. school!

    04/03/2017:
    Prof. O'Carroll gave an invited talk on the "Influence of Conjugated Polymer Thin-
    Film Morphology and Exciton-Plasmon Coupling on Nanophotonic Light Trapping and Light Extraction
    " at the ACS PMSE Young Investigator Symposium during the Spring ACS National Meeting in San Francisco.


    03/31/2017:
    Congratulations to Anand Patel on his undergraduate poster award for his work on nanoimprint lithography of silver ink at the 2017 MGM Symposium!

    11/01/2016:
    Congratulations to Chris Petoukhoff on his successful PhD defense!! Best of luck with your postdoc. position in OIST!

    11/01/2016:
    The paper "Ultrafast Charge Transfer and Enhanced Absorption in MoS2 - Organic van der Waals Heterojunctions using Plasmonic Metasurfaces," by C. E. Petoukhoff et al. arising from Chris's NSF-EAPSI research in the Dani Group in Japan has been accepted for publication in ACS Nano.

    10/12/2016:
    The paper "Achieving Highly Efficient and Robust Hybrid Semiconductor Lighting Phosphors via Incorporation of Strongly Emissive Cu4I4 Cubic Core into Extended Network Structures," by Y. Fang et al. from the group of our collaborator Jing Li was accepted for publication in Advanced Functional Materials.

    10/12/2016:
    Congratulations to Zeqing on being selected as a finalist for the prestigious Graduate Student Award at the 2016 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting!

    10/02/2016:
    The paper "Effects of Metal Film Thickness and Gain on the Coupling of Organic Semiconductor Exciton Emission to Surface Plasmon Polaritons" by Dalsania et al. was accepted for publication in the Journal of Materials Chemsitry C.

    07/27/2016:
    Our paper "Cost, Energy and Emissions Assessment of Organic Polymer Light-Emitting Device Architectures" by Carter et al. was accepted for publication in The Journal of Cleaner Production.

    07/27/2016:
    Dr. O'Carroll gave an invited talk on organic exciton-plasmonic metasurface interactions at the META 2016 conference in Torremolinos, Spain.

    07/16/2016:
    Our paper "Effects of Conjugated Polymer Incorporation on the Morphology and Energy Harvesting of Solution-Processed Phthalocyanine-Based Thin-Films" by Cheung et al. was accepted for publication in the journal Synthetic Metals.

    07/15/2016:

    Thank you to our RiSE summer undergraduate researcher Kelsey Gwynne and our TARGET VI high-school students for their excellent work this summer! Also, thanks to Catrice and the rest of the group for all of their mentorship and help this summer!


    05/05/2016:
    Dr. O'Carroll was selected as a 2017 ACS Polymer Materials Science and Engineering (PMSE) Young Investigator.


    04/29/2016:
    Ankur received numerous awards at the CCB Undergraduate Symposium: Phyllis Dunbar Award for Excellence in Physical Chemistry; Ning-Moeller Award; CCB Undergraduate Service Award; Chemical Resources Award!

    04/22/2016:
    Ankur was awarded a fellowship from the NASA NJ Space Grant Consortium for development of low-threshold, thin-film organic lasers.

    04/08/2016:
    Cate won an award for her senior thesis research poster on inverted polymer OLEDs at the 2016 MGM Symposium.

    04/05/2016:
    Dr. O'Carroll gave an invited seminar at Trinity College Dublin.

    03/28/2016:
    Congratulations to Binxing on his successful PhD thesis defense!

    03/24/2016:
    Congratualtions to Jill on passing her in-field research proposal!


    03/15/2016:
    Dr. O'Carroll gives an invited talk on exciton-metasurface interactions at the APS March meeting.

    03/07/2016:
    Catrice gives a talk on her OLED research at the First Annual Rutgers Society of Women Engineers Graduate Research Symposium.

    02/26/2016:
    Dr. O'Carroll will be featured on the front cover of the up-coming Rutgers SoE Magazine (link).

    02/24/2016:
    Dr. O'Carroll gives and invited seminar in the Department of Chemistry at Lehman College. Thank you to Prof. Jitianu for the invitation!

    01/24/2016:
    The paper "Oxidation of Planar and Plasmonic Ag Surfaces by Exposure to O2/Ar Plasma for Organic Optoelectronic Applications" by Petoukhoff et al. has been accepted for publication in MRS Advances.

    01/12/2016:
    Dr. O'Carroll presents some of our recent research at the 3rd ICC Workshop in Nara (Japan) along with our US and Japanese collaborators.
     
    01/2016:
    Welcome to our newest undergraduate researchers Seerat and Anand.

    12/02/2015:
    Congratulations to Ankur on his nomination for an MRS poster award!

    11/30/2015:
    Zeqing, Chris, Catrice, Jill, Binxing, Cate and Ankur present their research at MRS Fall in Boston.

    11/28/2015:
    Mr. Katsuya Noji visits us for 3 months from the lab of our collaborator Prof. Iyoda at Tokyo Institute of Technology as part of our NSF International Collaboration in Chemistry (NSF-ICC) project.

    11/10/2015:
    Deirdre wins an NSF CAREER grant award which will enable our group to develop nanophotonic structures that can improve the stability of high-efficiency blue organic phosphorescent materials.

    10/30/2015:
    Zeqing wins a Duff Travel Award from Rutgers CCB Department for her up-coming presentation at the Materials Research Society conference in Boston.


    08/03/2015:
    The perspective paper "The Role of Photonics in Energy" by Kafafi et al. has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Photonics for Energy.

    06/24/2015:
    Chris's paper on plasmonic metasurfaces has been accepted for publication in Nature Communications.

    06/04/2015:
    Binxing was selected as a 2015 NSF Scholar by the American Chemical Society's Green Chemistry Institute!

    06/03/2015:
    The paper "Mode-specific study of nanoparticle-mediated optical interactions in an absorber/metal thin film system" by B. Yu et al. was accepted for publication in Nanoscale.

    05/27/2015:
    Welcome to Maria who joins us from U. Puerto Rico as a GET-UP NSF REU researcher for the summer. Also, welcome back to Cate and Maxine, our MSE summer undergraduate researchers!


    04/10/2015:
    Congratulations to Ankur on his Croda Award for Excellence in Organic Chemistry and on his upcoming REU research internship at Columbia!

    04/06/2015:
    Congratulations to Catrice Carter on her successful thesis proposal defense and on her Jerome Goldstein Scholarship for EcoEntrepreneurs which will allow her to continue her environmental life-cycle studies of OLED devices at Rutgers EcoComplex this summer!

    04/09/2015:
    Dr. O'Carroll gave an invited talk at the MRS Spring conference on our group's research into the electromagnetic properties of disordered plasmonic electrodes.


    03/27/2015:
    Our paper "Nanoporous Silver Thin Films: Multifunctional Platforms for Influencing Chain Morphology and Optical Properties of Conjugated Polymers" by Z. Shen et al. was accepted for publication in Advanced Functional Materials.


    12/01/2014:
    Congratulations to Binxing and Joe for their Sustainability @ My School poster award at the MRS Fall conference! More info. here.


    12/01/2014 - 12/05/2014:
    Catrice, Chris, Zeqing, Binxing, Peter, Pragi, AiMei, Manika  and Sarah gave presentations of their recent research at the MRS Fall conference in Boston. Topics presented were: fabrication and characterization of plasmonic electrode structures, conjugated polymer/metal nanoparticle hybrids and ultrathin metal oxides; as well as ecomonic, environmental and lifetime investigations of polymer-based OLEDs.


    11/10/2014:
    Our review paper "Plasmonic electrodes for bulk-heterojunction organic photovoltaics," by Petoukhoff et al. was accepted for publication in the Journal of Photonics for Energy.


    09/2014:
    Welcome to our newest undergraduate and graduate researchers Catherine, Ankur, Betty, Xiaohuan and Jill.


    08/21/2014:
    Dr. O'Carroll gave an invited talk on "Plasmonic Mode Amplification using Organic Semiconductor Gain Media" at the recent SPIE Optics+Photonics conference in San Diego.

    Summer 2014:
    Thank you to our hard-working summer GSET and REU researchers and to Catrice and Zeqing for mentoring them.

    05-08/2014:
    Farewell to Jesse, Sarah, Divya and Benjamin. Thank you for your dedicated work and support over the past years and we wish you the very best of luck in your new positions.

    07/2014:
    Prof. Piotrowiak, Prof. Fabris and Prof. O'Carroll were awarded an International Collaboration in Chemistry grant from the NSF Division of Chemistry. The grant will enable us to pursue collaborative research with our partners at Tokyo Insititue of Technology, Japan in "Electronic and Vibrational Dynamics of Molecules and Polymers in Close Proximity to Nanostructured Metal Surfaces and Arrays."


    05/27/2014:
    The paper "Gold Nanowire and Nanorod Plasmonic Mechanisms for
    Increasing Ultra-Thin Organic Photovoltaic Active Layer
    Absorption
    ," by Thomas et al., was accepted for publication in Plasmonics
    .

    04/11/2014:
    Congratulations to Jesse Kohl on his successful PhD thesis defense.

    04/07/2014:
    Congratulations to Sarah Goodman for successfully defending her undergraduate senior thesis with highest honors.

    04/04/2014:
    Congratulations to Gary Cheung for winning the 1st place award in the MGM Symposium Undergraduate Senior Thesis Poster Competition.


    04/02/2014:
    Congratulations to Zeqing Shen on passing her in-field research proposal.


    12/02/2013 - 12/06/2013:
    Chris, Gary, Zeqing, Jesse, Sarah, Divya and Binxing gave presentations of their recent research at the MRS Fall conference in Boston. Topics presented were: light management and electrode structures for polymer optoelectronics;  synthesis and characterization of nanoscale SPASERs and spectroscopy of single optical frequency nanoantennas.


    10/17/2013:

    The paper "Enhancing Surface Plasmon Leakage at the Metal/Semiconductor Interface: Towards Increased Light Outcoupling Efficiency in Organic Optoelectronics," by Kohl et al., was accepted for publication in Optics Express.

    10/2013:
    Congratulations to Gary Cheung who was awared a New Jersey Space Grant Consortium Academic Year Fellowship for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    09/27/2013:
    The paper "Direct Computational Comparison of Conventional and Inverted Organic Photovoltaic Performance Parameters with Varying Metal Electrode Surface Workfunction" by Petoukhoff et al., was accepted for publication in Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells.

    09/2013:
    Welcome to Benjamin who joins us from Ghana for a graduate research internship, and AiMei and Peter our newest undergraduate researchers.

    07/11/2013:
    The review paper "Conjugated Polymer-Based Photonic Nanostructures" was accepted for publication in the journal Polymer Chemistry.

    06/08/2013:
    The paper "Absorption and Scattering Effects by Silver Nanoparticles Near the Interface of Organic/Inorganic Semiconductor Tandem Films," by Nemes et al. was accepted for publication by the Journal of Nanoparticle Research.


    05/30/2013:
    Welcome to our new summer undergraduate researchers: Owen, Ryan, Pragi, Joe and Michael!

    05/17/2013:

    The project "Theoretical and Experimental Design of Multifunctional Plasmonic Electrodes for Polymer-Based Optoelectronics" was funded by the NSF EPM Program (NSF DMR-1309459).


    05/03/2013:
    Congratulations to Sarah Goodman on winning the Ning Moeller Award and the Chemical Resources Award for Distinction in Research at the 2013 CCB Department Ungergraduate Research Symposium.

    03/15/2013:
    Welcome to Dr. Roney Thomas who joins us as a postdoctoral research associate to work on plasmonic organic photovoltaics in collaboation with the Fabris Group at Rutgers and Wright Patterson Air Force Research Laboratory in Ohio.

    03/15/2013:
    Deirdre O'Carroll was chosen as one of two Rutgers' early-career faculty candidates for the Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering program.

    03/14/2013:
    Congratulations to Chris Petoukhoff on successfully defending his thesis proposal "Multifunctional Plasmonic Electrodes for Inverted Organic Photovoltaic Devices."

    03/12/2013:
    Congratulations to Binxing Yu on successfully defending his in-field research proposal "Light Management in Ultra-thin Conjugated Polymer Layers using Plasmonic Nanostructures for Optoelectronic Applications."

    12/2012:
    Deirdre, Chris, Binxing, Gary, Manika, Catrice and Sarah presented their research at the MRS Fall conference in Boston.


    09/20/2012:
    Congratulations to Chris Petoukhoff on his 1st place award in the annual Nanotechnology for Clean Energy IGERT Symposium poster competition.

    09/11/2012:

    The paper "Light-Management in Ultra-Thin Polythiophene Films using Plasmonic Monopole Nanoantennas" by Binxing Yu, Sarah Goodman, Alexa Abdelaziz and Deirdre O'Carroll has been accepted for publication by Applied Physics Letters.

    09/2012:
    Welcome to our newest group members: Catrice, Kevin, Xiaojun and Emily.

    08/27/2012:
    Deirdre O'Carroll presented an invited talk on "Surface Plasmon Enhanced Excitonic Processes in Nanostructured Semiconducting Polymer Materials," at the XI International Conference on Nanostructured Materials (Nano2012) in Rhodes, Greece.

    08/21/2012:
    Congratualtions to Binxing Yu for obtaining the second place award at the ACS Industrial and Engineering Chemistry: Graduate Student Award Symposium at the 224th ACS National Meeting in Philidelphia!

    07/10/2012:
    Deirdre O'Carroll presented an invited talk on "Surface Plasmon-Conjugated Polymer Interactions," at the International Conference on Science and Technology of Syntheic Metals 2012 (ICSM 2012) in Atlanata, GA (IN40). 


    06/06/2012:
    Congratulations to Gary Cheung for winning the Aresty Poster of the Year Award in STEM fields.

    06/04/2012:
    Welcome Coleen and Manika, our two newest summer undergraduate research assistants!

    06/01/2012:
    Congratulations to Jesse Kohl on winning the Public Choice Award in the 2012 NSF-IGERT Video & Poster Competition (video).


    05/2012:
    Congratuations to Sarah Goodman on receiving the Chemical Resources Award for Distinction in Research and the Americal Chemical Society Inorganic Division Award for Excellence in Inorganic Chemistry from Rutgers CCB Department!!

    05/10/2012
    :
    Congratualtions to Jesse Kohl on his successful PhD candidacy.

    05/09/2012:
    Deirdre O'Carroll was awarded a Rutgers Research Council Grant for the project "On-Chip Communication of Visible Light using Nanoscale Antennas."

    05/06/2012:
    Binxing Yu was selected as a speaker in the ACS I&EC Division Graduate Student Award Symposium at the ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia in August.

    02/23/2012:
    Divya Vijapurapu has been awarded a DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship at NREL for the summer. 

    Spring 2012:
    Josh Vichare joins the group as undergraduate research assistant for the spring semester.

    01/12/2012:
    The paper "Metal-Polymer-Metal Split Dipole Nanoantennas" is accepted by Advanced Materials.

    12/14/2011:
    Jesse Kohl presents his research at the 6th International Conference of the Africa Materials Research Society in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

    12/01/2011:
    Christopher Peroukhoff presents a poster "Plasmonic Electrodes for Organic Photovoltaics," at the Materials Research Society, Fall Conference, Boston, 2011 (H13.4.). 


    12/01/2011:
    Deirdre O'Carroll presents a talk "Light Management in 20-nm-Thick Organic Semiconducting Polythiophene Layers Using Split-Dipole Plasmonic Nanoantenna Arrays," at the Materials Research Society, Fall Conference, Boston, 2011 (J9.4.). 

    11/30/2011:
    Jesse Kohl presents a talk "Surface Plasmon and Photonic Mode Propagation in Gold Nanotubes with Wall Thickness on the Order of the Electron Mean Free Path," at the Materials Research Society, Fall Conference, Boston, 2011 (CC7.5/K6.5.). 

    11/15/2011:
    The paper "Surface Plasmon and Photonic Mode Propagation in Gold Nanotubes with Varying Wall Thickness," by J. Kohl, M. Fireman and D. M. O'Carroll, is accepted by Physical Review B.

    09/02/2011:
    Binxing Yu joins the group as a first year graduate student in Chemistry.

    09/02/2011:
    Sarah Goodman joins the group as an Aresty Undergraduate Research Assistant.

    08/29/2011:
    Christopher Petoukhoff is awarded a Corning Fellowship.

    08/22/2011:
    Deirdre O'Carroll presents an invited paper on "Resonant Optical Antenna Effects in Organic Opto-Electronic Devices" at SPIE Optics and Photonics.

    08/19/2011:
    Christopher Pethoukoff joins the group as a first year graduate student in Materials Sceince and Engineering.

    08/19/2011:
    Jesse Kohl becomes an NSF-IGERT Fellow in Nanotechnology for Clean Energy.

    Summer 2011:
    Alexa, Gary, Divya and Kenan join the group as Summer Undergraduate Research Assistants.

    03/01/2011:
    Jesse Kohl joins the group as a third year graduate research student in Materials Science and Engineering.

    01/01/2011:
    Deirdre O'Carroll joins Rutgers as a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. Deirdre is also a member of Rutgers Institute for Advanced Materials, Devices and Nanotechnology.