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Dr Hugo Bronstein


Dr Hugo Bronstein

Address: Department of Chemistry, Room 454 UCL.
Phone No: 44 (0)20 7679
Dr Hugo Bronstein

 Research Interests include:

  • Organic Electronics
  • Organic Photovoltaics/OFETs/OLEDs
  • Conjugated Polymers/Small molecules

Our research focuses on the synthesis of novel materials for use in optoelectronic devices. These are predominantly highly conjugated fused aromatic small molecules and polymers.

Our work is highly interdisciplinary and involves close collaboration with physicists and material scientists in order to understand and improve material design for the next generation of organic electronics.

Thieno[3,2-b]thiophene-diketopyrrolopyrrole containing polymers for inverted solar cells devices with high short circuit currents, H. Bronstein*, A. Hadipour, S. D. Dimitrov, E. Collado-Fregoso, B. P. Rand, S. E. Watkins, Z. Huang, P. S. Tuladhar, J. R. Durrant, I. McCulloch, Adv. Funct. Mater., 2013, doi: 10.1002/adfm.201300287

Effect of fluorination on the properties of a donor-acceptor co-polymer for use in photovoltaic cells and transistors, H. Bronstein*, J. M. Frost, A. Hadipour, Y. Kim, C. Nielsen, R. S. Ashraf, B. P. Rand, S. E. Watkins, I. McCulloch, Chem. Mater., 2013, 25 (3), 277

On the Energetic Dependence of Charge Separation in Low-Band-Gap Polymer/Fullerene Blends, S. D. Dimitrov, A. A. Bakulin, C. B. Nielsen, B. C. Schroeder, J. Du, H. Bronstein, I. McCulloch, R. H. Friend, J. R. Durrant*, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134 (44), 18189-18192

Thieno[3,2-b]thiophene-Diketopyrrolopyrrole-Containing Polymers for High-Performance Organic Field-Effect Transistors and Organic Photovoltaic Devices, H. Bronstein*, Z. Chen*, R. S. Ashraf, W. Zhang, J. Du, J. R. Durrant, P. S. Tuladhar, K. Song, S. E. Watkins, Y. Geerts, M. M. Wienk, R. A. J. Janssen, T. Anthopoulos, H. Sirringhaus, M. Heeney, I. McCulloch, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133 (10), 3272-3275

Charge recombination and annihilation reactions in conjugated polymer blends, I. A. Howard, J. M. Hodgkiss, X. Zhang, K. R. Kirov, H. Bronstein, C. K. Williams, R. H. Friend, S. Westenhoff, N. C. Greenham* , J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132 (1), 328-335

Externally initiated regioregular P3HT with controlled molecular weight and narrow polydispersity, H. Bronstein, C. K. Luscombe*, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131 (36), 12894-12895

2013-Present Lecturer, UCL

2012-2013 Junior Research Fellow, Imperial College London

2010-2012 PDRA, Imperial College London, PI: Prof. Iain McCulloch

2009-2010 PDRA, University of Washington, PI: Prof. Christine Luscombe

2005-2009 PhD, Imperial College London, PI: Prof. Charlotte Williams

1999-2003 MChem, Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford