Organic electronics is a field related to the study the properties of organic or polymeric materials utilized in active parts of electronic and opto-electronic devices. The subject also includes plastic electronics, bioelectronics, conducting polymer, organic semiconductors and nonlinear optical materials. Among the devices that can be fabricated using science and technology organic electronics are bio(chemical) sensors, pyroelectric sensors, solar cells, transistors and organic light emitting diodes (OLED). Research in this field at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia [UKM) has begun since 1987.
Until now, IMEN group has successfully fabricated a few devices prototype as such carbon monoxide gas sensor, optical electronic nose and OLED. Several sensor systems are being developed to test the potential of materials as sensor element. Because of the extremely wide scope of field of sensors, sensor manufacturing here will mainly focus on the use of sensors in automotive systems. Sensors related to safety and environmental control is also targeted.
The group focuses their research onto applications of organic thin films in electronic devices majoring in four areas namely OLED fabrication, sensor fabrication, quantum dot devices and the latest which is printed electronics. The group has collaborations with several universities in Indonesia such as Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (LIPI) and Gadjah Mada University. Indonesia in developing organic thin film devices.
Prof. Dr. Muhamad Mat Salleh (Preparation and characterization of thin films for elecronics devices, odor and gas sensors Organic light emitting diodes (OLED), Electrochromic windows, Solar cells, Langmuir-Blodgett films)
- Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Muhammad Yahaya (Solid state physics energy, thin films and sensor technology, Nanomaterials, Solar cells and Energy)
- Assoc. Prof. Dr. Akrajas Ali Umar (Semiconductor nanocrystals, Metallic nanoparticles, Nanocrystal-organic hybrid synthesis for optoelectronic devices)
- Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Yusri Abdul Rahman (Organics electronics, Dye-synthesized solar cells)
- Dr. Ahmad Ghadafi Ismail (Nanotechnology, polymer coating, microelectronic fabrication, organic thin-film transistor, organic light emitting diode, organic photovoltaic)
- Dr. Norhayati Abu Bakar (Thin film, Sensors, Nanomaterials)
- Fabrication of improved white organic light emitting diode for flat panel display.
- Development of gas sensor using TiO” nanoparticles coated with bio material thin films.
- Synthesis of SnO’ nanowires for high sensitivity gas sensor.
- Development of metal oxide-polymer nanocomposice thin films for volatile organic compound gas sensor.
- Nanowire solid state dye-sensitized solar cells.
- Development of solid state dye-sensitized titanium dioxide photoelectrochemical cells.