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Optics and Photonics Research Faculty

Bernard  Kippelen
Bernard Kippelen
Professor
Associate Director, Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics
College of Engineering
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
 phone: 404-385-5163
Optics + Photonics Research Area Affiliations
Research Summary

Dr. Kippelen's diverse research endeavors encompass organic light-emitting devices for displays and lighting; flexible organic photovoltaic cells for power generation; low-cost organic electronics for RFID; real-time holography and signal processing; ultra-fast photonics; and structure-property relationships in photonic and electronic materials.

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Kippelen was born and raised in Alsace, France. He studied at the University Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg where he received a Master’s Degree in Solid-State Physics in 1985, and a Ph.D. in Nonlinear Optics in 1990. From 1990 to 1997 he was Chargé de Recherches at the CNRS, France. In 1994, he joined the faculty of the Optical Sciences Center at the University of Arizona. There, he developed a research and teaching program on polymer optics and plastic electronics. He holds six patents and has co-authored over 100 referenced publications and nine book chapters. His publications have received over 1,400 citations. He served as chair and co-chair of numerous international conferences on organic optoelectronic materials and devices. He is the co-founder of several spin-off companies. In August 2003, Dr. Kippelen joined the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology where his research ranges from the investigation of fundamental physical processes (nonlinear optical activity, charge transport, light harvesting and emission), to the design, fabrication and testing of light-weight flexible optoelectronic devices based on nanostructured organic materials. In addition to this, he serves as the Associate Director of the Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics.

Related Links

Bernard Kippelen's ECE Profile

Kippelen Research Group - Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics