West of England metals and materials association

Chiral materials

Wednesday 12 Jul 2023 at 19:00


Two enantiomers of a generic amino acid that are chiral - source

We are joined by Dr Jessica WADE of Imperial College.

Jess is investigating spin selective charge transport through chiral systems in the Department of Materials at Imperial College. Her research considers new materials for optoelectronic devices, with a focus on chiral organic semiconductors. Jess previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Fuchter and Campbell groups at Imperial College London, where she optimized these chiral systems such that they could absorb/emit circularly polarized (CP) light for CP OLEDs and OPDs. For her PhD, Jess concentrated on organic photovoltaics and the development of advanced characterisation techniques to better understand molecular packing.

Outside the lab, Jess is involved with several science communication and outreach initiatives. She is committed to improving diversity in science and, since the start of 2018, has written the Wikipedia biographies of women and people of colour scientists every single day.

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