Dr Shih-Chun Lo

Senior Lecturer

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
Faculty of Science
s.lo@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 67657

Overview

Organic materials development (design, synthesis & characterisation) for opto-electronics

Dr Shih-Chun Lo

(Lawrence)

Lawrence held a prestigious Swire Scholarship while carrying out his PhD study on material development for organic solar cells and light emitting diodes (OLEDs) at the University of Oxford, UK, which he completed in 2000. His post-doctoral research at Oxford focused on the design, synthesis and characterisation of fluorescent and phosphorescent dendrimers for OLEDs. The dendrimers are now recognized internationally as the third main class of OLED materials, alongside small molecules and polymers. In December 2007, he joined the University of Queensland as a Lecturer in Chemistry of Materials. His work, based at the Centre for Organic Photonics and Electronics, (COPE, Level 9, Chemistry Building 68, http://www.physics.uq.edu.au/cope/node/2; http://staff.scmb.uq.edu.au/staff/shih-chun-lawrence-lo), is concentrating on the development of new functional materials for opto-electronics (solar cells, OLEDs, photodiodes, sensors, superconductors) and clean energy generation (water splitting).

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Oxf.
  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

  • (2017) Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • The School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences is offering a PhD scholarship, involving interdisciplinary research projects relating to organic materials development (synthesis and characterisation) for opto-electronic applications under the supervision of Dr Shih-Chun Lo, and working at the state-of-the-art research centre, Centre for Organic Photonics and Electronics (http://cope.centre.uq.edu.au/node/2).

  • A PhD scholarship is available for organic chemistry students, working on a project relating to organic materials development (synthesis and characterisation) for orgnaic photodetectors under the supervision of Dr Shih-Chun Lo, and working at the state-of-the-art research centre, Centre for Organic Photonics and Electronics (http://cope.centre.uq.edu.au/node/2).

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Publications

Featured Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Lo, Shih-Chun (2014). Phosphorescent iridium(III) complexes for organic light emitting diodes. In: Solid-State and Organic Lighting, SOLED 2014. Solid-State and Organic Lighting, SOLED 2014, Canberra, Australia, (). 2- 5 December 2014.

  • Levell, JW, Lai, WY, Lo, SC, Burn, PL and Samuel, IDW (2011). Iridium (III) complex-based small molecules, dendrimers and poly(dendrimers) for organic light-emitting diodes. In: Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society. 242nd National Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society (ACS), Denver Co, (). Aug 28-Sep 01, 2011.

  • Lo, Shih-Chun, Harding, Ruth. E., Shipley, Christopher. P., Stevenson, Stuart, Burn, Paul. L. and Samuel, Ifor. D. (2009). New dendritic architectures for efficient blue phosphorescence. In: J. Li, C.-C. Wu, S. Y. Park and F. B. McCormick, Synthesis and Processing of Organic and Polymeric Functional Materials for a Sustainable Energy Economy. Materials Research Society 2008 Fall Meeting, Boston, U.S.A., (). 1-5 Dec 2008.

  • Cavaye, Hamish, Barcena, Homar, Shaw, Paul E., Burn, Paul L., Lo, Shih-Chun and Meredith, Paul (2009). Sensing nitroaromatic analytes with a bifluorene-cored dendrimer. In: Ron C. Driggers and Karolyn Labes, Proceedings of SPIE -The International Society for Optical Engineering: Organic Semiconductors in Sensors and Bioelectronics II. Organic Semiconductors in Sensors and Bioelectronics II, San Diego, CA, USA, (741803.1-741803.10). 1 - 5 August 2009. doi:10.1117/12.825821

  • Anthopoulos, T. D., Namdas, E. B., Ruseckas, A., Samuel, I. D. W., Lo, S. C. and Burn, P. L. (2005). Dendrimers: Efficient solution-processed phosphorescent OLED materials. In: Proceedings of the 25th International Display Research Conference. 25th International Display Research Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, (4-7). 19-22 September 2005.

  • Markham, Jonathan P. J., Anthopoulos, Thomas D., Namdas, Ebinazar B., Lo, Shih-Chun, Richards, Gary J., Frampton, Michael J., Salata, Olga, Burn, Paul L. and Samuel, I. D. W. (2004). Conjugated dendrimers: A modular approach to materials for full colour displays. In: Proceedings of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Conference on Organic Light-Emitting Materials and Devices VII, San Diego, CA, United States, (50-56). 4-6 August 2003. doi:10.1117/12.512062

  • Ma, Dongge, Hu, Yufeng, Zhang, Yanguang, Wang, Lixiang, Jing, Xiabing, Wang, Fosong, Lupton, J. M., Samuel, I. D. W., Lo, Shi-Chun and Burn, P. L. (2003). Bright electroluminescence from a new conjugated dendrimer. In: C.Q. Wu, Y. Cao, X. Sun and D.B. Zhu, Synthetic Metals: Proceedings of the International Conference on Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals. International Conference on Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals, Shanghai, China, (1125-1126). 29 June - 5 July 2002. doi:10.1016/S0379-6779(02)00954-2

  • Markham, Jpj, Lo, SC, Male, NH, Anthopoulos, T, Salata, O, Burn, PL and Samuel, IDW (2002). Efficient electrophosphorescent dendrimer LEDs. In: 2002 Ieee/leos Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings, Vols 1 and 2. 15th Annual Meeting of the IEEE-Lasers-and-Electro-Optics-Society, Glasgow Scotland, (195-196). Nov 10-14, 2002.

  • Salata, OV, Liu, ZG, Safonov, A, Mustapha, N, Lo, SC, Burn, P, Samuel, I and Markham, J (2002). Efficient solution-processed dendrimer OLEDs. In: Materials, Devices, and Systems for Display and Lighting. Photonics Asia Symposium 2002, Shanghai Peoples R China, (117-121). Oct 14-18, 2002. doi:10.1117/12.483063

  • Lo, SC, Sheridan, AK, Samuel, IDW and Burn, PL (1999). Effect of different precursor routes on the electronic properties of poly[2-(2 '-ethylhexyloxy)-1,4-phenylenevinylene] and poly[2-(2 '-ethylhexyloxy)-5-(phenylethynyl)-1,4-phenylenevinylene].. In: Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society. , , (U555-U555). .

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • The School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences is offering a PhD scholarship, involving interdisciplinary research projects relating to organic materials development (synthesis and characterisation) for opto-electronic applications under the supervision of Dr Shih-Chun Lo, and working at the state-of-the-art research centre, Centre for Organic Photonics and Electronics (http://cope.centre.uq.edu.au/node/2).

  • A PhD scholarship is available for organic chemistry students, working on a project relating to organic materials development (synthesis and characterisation) for orgnaic photodetectors under the supervision of Dr Shih-Chun Lo, and working at the state-of-the-art research centre, Centre for Organic Photonics and Electronics (http://cope.centre.uq.edu.au/node/2).