Research

The Georgia Tech Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics (COPE) at Georgia Tech is a leading research and educational resource that creates flexible organic photonic and electronic materials and devices that serve the information and communication technology, health, energy, and security sectors. COPE members use an iterative integrated team approach that results in rapid and innovative solutions. This large and diverse team brings expertise in modeling, synthesis, material science and characterization, device physics, engineering, and manufacturing research along with different perspectives from across the Georgia Tech campus, including seven Georgia Tech schools and over 35 faculty members.

Research areas include:

  • Organic light-emitting diodes for lighting, display, and signage technologies
  • Organic and hybrid photovoltaic technologies for portable power generation
  • Surface coatings for tuning properties of metals, semiconductors, and organics
  • Nanocomposites for energy storage, energy transport, and energy conversion
  • Novel nanolithography techniques to pattern new materials like graphene
  • Printable organic and hybrid thin-film transistors for flexible electronics
  • Organic materials for all-optical switching and computing
  • Barrier coatings for the encapsulation of organic electronics
  • Wireless sensor tags for health/structure monitoring and physical internet  
  • Manufacturing research of printable new materials