Doctor Adara Babuji from the Physical Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces (SURFACES) Group at ICMAB-CSIC, defended her PhD thesis titled "Significance of molecular and crystal structure on organic semiconductor doping"on Tuesday, 26 July 2022 at ICMAB
The PhD thesis was supervised by Carmen Ocal and Esther Barrena, from the SURFACES group at ICMAB-CSIC.
The PhD Committee that evaluated the Thesis was formed by Joaquim Puigdollers Gonzalez, Universitat Politecnica Catalunya (President), Sergi Riera Lorente, ICMAB-CSIC (Secretary) and Edgar Gutierrez Fernandez, University of Warwick, ESRF, France (Vocal).
Doctor Adara Babuji's PhD thesis was part of the PhD Programme in Materials Science from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).
I found the open position on organic electronics at the surfaces group, ICMAB, which exactly matches with my research interests and expertise.
Organic semiconductors are used in electronic devices like OLED TV. Doping is a technique employed to improve the organic electronics device performance and my research was mainly focused on the impact of molecular structure in organic semiconductor doping
The motivation of the research is to investigate the impact of molecular structure in organic semiconductor doping. This can help to optimise the doping process of organic semiconductors and helps to develop high efficiency devices. For example, high efficiency, stable OFETs can be develop using the main conclusions from the thesis
Importance of team work
Professionally, I got opportunity to use different techniques that can be operated by my own without any assistance and helped me to improve my scientific calibre. I also had opportunity to do several collaborations from different countries that helped me to develop my communication skills and ability to work in a team of people from all around the world.
I would like to continue in the research field, preferably in research and development.
Knowing the local language would improve your social life.
I am always curious about how the universe works, hence decided to study more of that aspect. Kalpana Chawla, the 1st Indian born astronaut, was my inspiration during the initial days.
Thomas Edison and Marie Curie because of their immense enthusiasm towards science.
I am grateful that I had two mentors, Carmen Ocal and Esther Barrena, who have helped me to grow as a person also.