Associate Professor Shih-Chun Lo

Associate Professor

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

Overview

Organic functional materials development (design, synthesis & characterisation) for organic electronics

Associate Professor 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 Oxford University, UK (1996-2000). His post-doctoral research at Oxford University focused on the design, synthesis and characterisation of fluorescent and phosphorescent dendrimers for higly efficient OLEDs. Dendrimers have been recognised internationally as the third main class of OLED materials, alongside small molecules and polymers, in which he played a key role. In December 2007, he joined the University of Queensland as a Lecturer in Chemistry of Materials. His research work has focused on the development of new functional organic (including organometallic) materials for opto-electronic applications (e.g. solar cells, OLEDs, photodetectors, sensors, superconductors & organic lasers) as well as clean energy generation.

Research Impacts

Assoc. Prof. Shih-Chun Lo (Lawrence) is a synthetic chemist with leading expertise in organic semiconductor materislas development for organic electronics, e.g. organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) displays/lighting, organic solar cells, organic filed-effect transistors, orgnaic photodectors, organic light-emitting filed-effect transistors and lately organic lasers. He has contributed to the field by esablishing new structure-property relationship to advance device performance through new materials design and synthesis (ranging from molecular, oligomeric, drendritic and polymeric organics, to organometallics), inlcuding playing the key role in electro-active dendrimers development so that light-emitting dendrimers were recognised internationally as the third main class of OLED materials (alongside small molecules and pi-conjugated polymers). He has published >70 papers in refereed scientific journals and is a co-inventor of >60 patents globaly. His current h-index is 32 with i-10 index of 60 and total citations of >5,000. In 2016, he was awared with a Progress 100 Visiting Professorship by Kyushu University, Japan (with Prof. C. Adachi), and was also a visiting scholar at Yamagata University, Japan (with Prof. S. Tokito) and visiting academic at Oxford University, UK (with Prof M. Moloney and Prof. D. D. C. Bradley).

Qualifications

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

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • (2017) 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 (OLEDs, OPDs and organic lasers) under the supervision of Associtate Professor Shih-Chun Lo.

  • PhD scholarships are available for synthetic organic chemistry candidates, working on a project relating to organic materials development (synthesis and characterisation) for orgnaic electronics under the supervision of Associate Professor Shih-Chun Lo.

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Publications

Featured Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Kim, Il Ku, Meredith, Paul, Burn, Paul L., Lo, Shih-Chun and Namdas, Ebinazar B. (2015). Solution-processed non-polymeric organic photodiodes. In: Organic Field-Effect Transistors Xiv; and Organic Sensors and Bioelectronics VIII. Conference on Organic Field-Effect Transistors XIV; and Organic Sensors and Bioelectronics VIII, San Diego, CA., United States, (). 09-12 August 2015. doi:10.1117/12.2187583

  • 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.

  • Namdas, E. B., Markham, J. P. J., Anthopoulos, T. D., Samuel, I. D. W., Lo, S. C., Richards, G. J., Frampton, M. J. and Burn, P. L. (2005). Invited paper: Dendrimers - Efficient solution-processed phosphorescent OLED materials. In: 2005 SID International Symposium - Digest of Technical Papers. 2005 SID International Symposium, , (1862-1865). 25-27 May 2005. doi:10.1889/1.2036382

  • 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: Kafafi, ZH and Lane, PA, 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: Gan, F, Wu, MH and Kimerling, LC, 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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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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 (OLEDs, OPDs and organic lasers) under the supervision of Associtate Professor Shih-Chun Lo.

  • PhD scholarships are available for synthetic organic chemistry candidates, working on a project relating to organic materials development (synthesis and characterisation) for orgnaic electronics under the supervision of Associate Professor Shih-Chun Lo.