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Dr. Ayse Turak

Assistant Professor

Department of Engineering Physics

Expertise:
degradation at interfaces in organic electronics; classification of spatial order for 2D objects; modelling and tailoring of organic thin film morphology; nanoparticle synthesis; photovoltaics; surface and interface physics
Areas of Specialization:
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Email:
Office:
JHE A321
Phone:
+1 905.525.9140 x 23348
Lab:
JHE A302

Overview

Currently Accepting Graduate Students

Research Interests

My research is focused on interfacial chemical and structural engineering for improved device performance in organic optoelectronic devices (opvs, oleds), and on order-disorder transitions in granular media. I was a Marie Curie Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Metals Research (2008-2010), as project leader on Organic solar cells (EU IIF FP7 project: LiFOrgPV), before taking up a visiting professor position at Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey (EU ERG FP7 project: NIOS).

Current research projects include:

  • Degradation at interfaces: morphological stabilization approaches

  • Nanoparticle arrays for light management and degradation control (NanoLight) (Early Researcher Award)
  • High efficiency nanostructured electrodes for organic optoelectronics (NSERC 436100-2013 RGPIN)

  • Engineering Interlayers in Organic Photovoltaics: Effects of Nanostructuring and Energy Storage (TUBITAK 110T023) -- jointly with C. Ow-Yang, Sabanci University, Turkey

  • Geometric packing and phase transition modelling of two-dimensional organic molecule analogues – jointly with A. Diaz-Ortiz, Soleil, France

  • Interfacial adhesion strength at organic-inorganic heterojunctions – jointly with M. Kampermann, Wageningen University, Holland

  • Growth and structure of organic-organic heterojunctions – jointly with D. De Oteyza, Donostia International Physics Centre, Spain; R. Hayakawa, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan; Y. Zhang, Nankai University, China; J. Wachtrup, University of Stuttgart, Germany.

  • Processing effects on structure of polymer solar cells – jointly with E. Ahlswede, Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW), Germany

  • Inorganic interlayers for organic solar cells by reverse micelle reactor growth technique (NIOS) — jointly with C. Ow-Yang, Sabanci University, Turkey
  • Interfacial structure of buried inorganic-organic interfaces in organic photovoltaics  (LiFOrganicPV)
  • Geometric packing and phase transitions in two-dimensional granular media – jointly with A. Diaz-Ortiz, Orsey, France
  • Interfacial adhesion strength at organic-inorganic heterojunctions – jointly with M. Kampermann, Wageningen University, Holland
  • Reactivity of LiF coated surfaces – jointly with L. P. H. Jeurgens, MPI-IS, Germany
  • Growth and structure of organic-organic heterojunctions – jointly with D. De Oteyza, Donostia International Physics Centre, Spain; R. Hayakawa, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan; Y. Zhang, Nankai University, China; J. Wachtrup, University of Stuttgart, Germany.
  •  Processing effects on structure of polymer solar cells – jointly with E. Ahlswede, Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW), Germany

Did you know…

Dr. Turak was a recipient of the Early Researcher Award in 2016.  

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