Faculty Profile - Bernard Kippelen
|Professor; Director, Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics; Joseph M. Pettit Professor|
Microelectronics/Microsystems, and Optics and Photonics
Office: MoSE 4239
Dr. Kippelen was born and raised in Alsace, France. He studied at the University Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg where he received a Maitrise 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 15 patents and has co-authored over 235 refereed publications and 12 book chapters. His publications have received over 6,500 citations. He served as chair and co-chair of numerous international conferences on organic optoelectronic materials and devices. Dr. Kippelen is the co-founder of several spin-off companies, and he is the president of the Lafayette Institute, a major optoelectronics commercialization initiative that is based at Georgia Tech-Lorraine in Metz, France.
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 and circuits based on nanostructured organic materials. He currently serves as director of the Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics and associate director of CIS:HSEM an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. He serves as deputy editor of Energy Express.
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Last revised on October 10, 2013.